Old Burnside by Harriette Simpson ArnowOld Burnside by Harriette Simpson Arnow

Old Burnside

byHarriette Simpson Arnow

Paperback | January 3, 1996

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A celebrated Kentucky novelist remembers growing up in Burnside, a Kentucky town now almost obliterated by the waters of Lake Cumberland. She recreates for us the sights and sounds of the town as she sets her childhood memories against the history of the region.
Title:Old BurnsideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 8.01 × 5.04 × 0.41 inPublished:January 3, 1996Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

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ISBN - 10:0813108608

ISBN - 13:9780813108605

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In the early years of this century Burnside, Kentucky, was a bustling little community perched on and above the flood-plain formed by the Cumberland River and the South Fork. It was a center for shipping by rail and steamboat packet, and its lumber mills sent their products all over the world. The lower part of the town - once the heart of its economic being - now lies beneath the waters of Lake Cumberland, and the remaining streets above no longer resound with the clatter and roar of older and busier times. Harriette Simpson Arnow moved to Burnside with her parents and sisters in 1913, a few months before her fifth birthday. She recreates for us the sights and sounds of the town as she sets her childhood memories against the history of the region from the days of early settlers until Wolf Creek Dam was built, creating the hundred-mile-long Lake Cumberland. Arnow charms the reader with her account of what it was like to be a child in such a place and time, describing the fascination of the general stores of the town, the grand sight of the Seven Gables Hotel, the