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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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Regional Context

Regional Context

(p.43) 4 Regional Context
Kentucky's Frontier Highway

Karl Raitz

Nancy O’Malley

University Press of Kentucky

Kentucky's territory is neatly demarcated into sharply contrasting regions by changes in bedrock, surface topography, and concomitant variation in soils and natural vegetation cover. The central limestone plains, the Bluegrass, was not uniform but was made up of three sub-regions, the Inner and Outer Bluegrass and the Eden Shale Hills. While the limestone lands were fertile, the shale country was rugged with poor soils though the area did contain saline springs or licks that produced salt.

Keywords:   Bluegrass, Limestone, Shale, Salt springs

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