Frances Trollope [1779–1863]

The Beauty of Kentucky...

... we often spent entire days in Kentucky, tracing the course of a creek or climbing the highest points within our reach, in the hope of catching a glimpse of some distant object. A beautiful reach of the Ohio, or the dark windings of the pretty Licking, were indeed always the most remarkable features in the landscape.

I have rarely seen richer pastures than those of Kentucky. The forest trees, where not too crowded, are of magnificent growth, and the crops are gloriously abundant where the thriftless husbandry has not worn out the soil by unvarying succession of exhausting crops.

Picturesque view of the Licking River
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