The Land Before Fort Knox, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

The Land Before Fort Knox, Kentucky (Images of America Series)

by Gary K. Kempf


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Located south of the Ohio River and Louisville, Kentucky, the Fort Knox military installation is the location for the training of U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry forces. Known as the home of Mounted Warfare, Fort Knox is also the location of the U.S. Treasury Department Gold Vault that opened in February 1937. Fort Knox covers 178 square miles and spans parts of Hardin, Meade, and Bullitt Counties. The area was once home to Thomas Lincoln, father of the nation's martyred 16th president, as well as the burial place of Abraham Lincoln's grandmother, Bathsheba Lincoln. Images of America: The Land Before Fort Knox illuminates the past while images bring to light people and places of yesterday.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738516868
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,164,377
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Gary Kempf is an instructional systems specialist at Fort Knox. A member of Ancestral Trails Historical Society and the Hardin County Historical Society, Mr. Kempf has written numerous articles and one other book on the history of Fort Knox.

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