From Red Hot to Monkey's Eyebrow: Unusual Kentucky Place by Robert M. Rennick

By Robert M. Rennick

" in fact you can find Paradise in Kentucky, yet it is only one of many many strange position names within the Commonwealth. assembly those names for the 1st time, viewers and citizens alike imagine that a few shrewdpermanent or humorous tales lie at the back of them. in order that they ask, how did Elkhorn Creek get its identify? have been the roads to pink River particularly Hell every one manner? Did insects rather tussle in Monroe County? Why used to be everybody whooping for Larry? To be hospitable and invaluable, Kentuckians have get a hold of convincing―if now not continuously truthful―answers to those and different questions about how locations obtained their names. a few of these tales have been basically now not meant to be believed, even though some of them were besides. From crimson scorching to Monkey's Eyebrow offers a number of the vintage bills of Kentucky's oddest position names. whole with map, index, and funny drawings by way of Linda Boileau, this useful consultant is a delight.

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