By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 1841765759

ISBN-13: 9781841765754

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been chanced on in California, and plenty of males made their means out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful locations packed with violence and crime. legislation and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee grew to become the 1st geared up deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and plenty of new cities sprang up, a extra reputable process of legislation used to be wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the conventional frontier lawmen, this publication discusses the lads that formed legislation and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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All nature appeared in ruins. Pennyroyal (or Pennyrile) The largest physical region of Kentucky is named for a small plant. More than one-fourth of Kentucky’s counties lie in this region. Probably the best-known natural feature of the Pennyroyal is Mammoth Cave, the longest underground cave system in the world. So far, explorers have discovered some 340 miles of caverns. S. national park in 1941. This cave and others in the area were created out of limestone rock. Water flowed through cracks in the rock over a very long time, forming open places.

Taylorsville Lake Sa lt R. Williamstown Lake E lk uc R. Kent ky k OH I O ng R. Cr. gle Ea Slate Cr. R VE ki L ic RI Bullock Pen Lake 40 • A Concise History of Kentucky Rivers have not always been friendly to the people of the state, however. During the great flood of 1937, water covered many Kentucky towns when rain fell for almost three full days. The Ohio River rose fifty-seven feet higher than its usual level. That 1937 flood caused problems for cities all along the rivers. At Covington, water covered a third of the city.

This cave and others in the area were created out of limestone rock. Water flowed through cracks in the rock over a very long time, forming open places. Later, the water drained away, leaving the spectacular caves. Western Coal Fields This region got its name from the coal that lies under its surface. The mostly level land also offers good farming. Several rivers run through the Western Coal Fields as well. Different Kentuckys • 43 Bluegrass Kentucky is called the Bluegrass State because of the bluegrass that grows in this region.

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