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Author McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945, author

Title Uncle Will of Wildwood : nineteenth century life in the Bluegrass / Frances Jewell McVey & Robert Berry Jewell ; with an introduction by Thomas D. Clark ; illustrations by Robert James Foose
Edition Paperback edition
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2005


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Author's Note; 1 In a Hell of a Hurry; 2 Wildwood; 3 You Can't Get to Heaven That Way; 4 Uncle Will, Sarah Eliza, and Their Children; 5 They're Too Damn Good to Sell; 6 Good Friends and Clever Neighbors; 7 This Year- The Beaten Biscuits
Summary This warm and humorous memoir of the nineteenth-century Bluegrass recalls a special moment in Kentucky's past. It was a time of self-sufficient country estates; a time when, as Thomas D. Clark writes in his introduction, ""every Bluegrass farm gate was the entryway into a ruggedly independent domain."" Wildwood was such a domain, ruled by the titular Uncle Will of this classic book. Everything at Wildwood revolved around Will Goddard, who was ""a cross between a hurricane and an electric fan."" The irrepressible Uncle Will, with his mad dashes to Harrodsburg for mowing-machine parts, his habit
Notes Print version record
Subject Goddard, Will, 1819-
SUBJECT Goddard, Will, 1819- fast
Subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
Form Electronic book
Author Jewell, Robert Berry, 1896-1986, author
Clark, Thomas D
Foose, Robert James, illustrator
ISBN 9780813158464