Thursday, January 31, 2008

History Of Kentucky

Evidence shows the Native Americans lived as well as hunted in Bluegrass State some 13,000 old age ago. However, once the Europeans arrived, they brought epidemic diseases with them which harmed the Native American population quite a bit. By mid-1700s, just a few Native Americans lived in Bluegrass State and these were primarily the Cherokee, the Shawnee and the Mingo.

In the 1750s and 1760s Dr Seth Thomas Walker, Toilet Finley, St Simon Kenton and Daniel Daniel Boone praised Bluegrass State for its natural abundant and game. This attracted many colonists to Kentucky. However, it was Jesse James Charles Digby Harrod who established the first lasting colony in 1774. Later, Garrison Boonesborough was constructed in 1775 and then a nimiety of other colonies was created.

On June 1, 1792, Bluegrass State was admitted into the Union as the fifteenth state but preferable to be known as a Commonwealth. The first governor of Bluegrass State was Isaac Shelby and the state working capital was Frankfort.

The Commonwealth of Bluegrass State became comfortable with agribusiness and baccy was its chief hard cash crop. It was also one of the chief providers of hemp, which was used in making rope and fibre products. The other chief harvest of Bluegrass State was corn, which is the chief ingredient in Bourbon whiskey that was developed in 1789 by Clergyman Elijah Craig.

When the Civil War started in 1861, Bluegrass State was caught in the middle. Although Bluegrass State proclaimed itself to be neutral, both the Confederates and the Union realized its importance and openly recruited work force for their armies. In fact, Abraham Lincoln, the Union president, and Thomas Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, were both born in Bluegrass State just 100 statute miles apart.

After the Civil War ended, Kentucky's baccy production increased drastically because of the development of burley tobacco. Even today the state is one of the major manufacturers of burley tobacco. However, it is transportation system equipment which is the state's pillar when it come ups to gross generation. Along with this touristry is the state's 3rd biggest industry given its 49 state Parks and 100s of historical and cultural attractions.

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