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From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place Names

By: Robert M. Rennick

Price: $11.50

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1997

Seller ID: 109310

ISBN: 0-8131-0931-0

Condition: 96 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, map, index, , paperback, University of Kentucky Press


Of course you'll find Paradise in Kentucky, but it's only one of the many unusual place names in the Commonwealth. Meeting these names for the first time, visitors and residents alike assume that some clever or funny stories lie behind them. So they ask, how did Elkhorn Creek get its name? Were the roads to Red River really Hell each way? Did bugs really tussle in Monroe County? Why was everyone whooping for Larry? To be hospitable and helpful, Kentuckians have come up with convincing-if not always truthful-answers to these and other questions about how places got their names. Some of these st... View more info