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Kentucky's Frontier HighwayHistorical Landscapes along the Maysville Road$
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Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136646

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001

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Mayslick—“The Asparagus Bed of Mason County”

Mayslick—“The Asparagus Bed of Mason County”

(p.261) 28 Mayslick—“The Asparagus Bed of Mason County”
Kentucky's Frontier Highway

Karl Raitz

Nancy O’Malley

University Press of Kentucky

Early settlers from New Jersey founded the roadside village of Mayslick at a salt spring in the 1780s. Daniel Drake, a well-known medical practitioner, grew up here. The surrounding countryside is prime farmland with beef and dairy cattle and corn, soybeans, and tobacco the primary crops. In 1910, the first consolidated school in the state opened on the north side of Mayslick, and in 1921, a Rosenwald School for African-American students opened on the east side of town.

Keywords:   Salt spring, New Jersey, Daniel Drake, Slaves, Consolidated school, Rosenwald School, Bypass

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