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Page 76. " Husbands and fathers in Kentucky must have been awful glad when she carried Gerald off to Cambridge. "

Kentucky, colloquially known as the bluegrass state, is situated in East Central America though it is often thought of as being southern. Sentimentally associated with a bucolic way of life — all mountain dew and hillside flowers — it shares Mississippi’s remoteness from Northern values.

Hand-drawn folk art map of Kentucky, 1929
Public DomainHand-drawn folk art map of Kentucky, 1929 - Credit: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps