Birdseye view of Lexington, Kentucky (1871)

A. Ruger's Birdseye map of Lexington, Kentucky in 1871.
Birdseye view of Lexington, Kentucky
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Date: 1871
Author: A. Ruger
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This Lexington, Kentucky [gmap] birdseye is an awfully high-angle one for a Ruger illustration (and kind of breaks down near the horizon because of it), but its a nice one, all the same.

Wild guess, and correct me, please, but do the many circle drives (walks?) on this image have anything to do with horse runs? (An aside: I bet many people in Lexington are sick to death of outsiders asking them about horses all the time).

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the Kentucky Historical Society.



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