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Down Cut Shin Creek

Down Cut Shin Creek

The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky

Book - 2001 | 1st ed
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One of the WPA's great successes, the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky provided books to those in remote locations.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060291358
Call Number: j 027.4 A646d 2001
Characteristics: vi, 58 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmitzer, Jeanne Cannella


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Learn about the "book women" of the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky. During the Great Depression, thousands lived in desperation, but it was the librarians themselves -- young, determined, and earning just $28 a month -- who brought the hope of a wider world to people of ... Read More »

It's 4:30 in the morning, and the "book woman" and her horse are already on their way. Hers is an important job, for the folks along her treacherous route are eager for the tattered books and magazines she carries in her saddlebags. During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roo... Read More »

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Sep 14, 2018

I love horses, mules, equines. I love libraries and books. I love the tenacity and commitment of the horseback librarians. I love old time photographs. This book had all of it plus it was written by the same author of the true blue scouts of sugarman swamp, a charming fairy tale for children.

It’s 4:30am, and the “book woman” is heading out on her horse to deliver books and magazines to people living in Kentucky’s Cumberland Mountains.


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