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    Mary Young Ridenbaugh
Excerpt from book: ENOLA. CHAPTER I. ITUATED in the midst of the most picturesque and fertile portions of the prosperous old State of Kentucky, was a s:nall, quaint village, far removed from the busy, bustling world. The whistle of the iron horse had never invaded the quiet of this romantic and beautiful little town. Only a daily stage coach would come rattling up the " turnpike " road freighted with tourists, and bringing the mail from the outer world. Each day the busy farmer plodded along, oblivious to foreign news, and happy in his own seclusion, with no startling events to change the monotony of his quiet life, save the Saturday's trade, when scores of countrymen thronged the village to dispose of the products of this rich and prosperous land, for God's blessing appeared to rest upon everything connected with this, the land of plenty. Peace and harmony reigned supreme. Neighbors exchanged kind courtesies, and a feeling of love pervaded the entire atmospheric element around Meadowville. On that day many bargains were made: groups of farmers stood trading, buying and selling, and many fine bloodedhorses changed owners,— noble animals that have made Kentucky renowned for its fine horses, as well as its beautiful women. Saturday was always a gala day with the rural district people, for on that day all the news was gathered in from the surrounding country. Village belles promenaded the long street (for there was but one thoroughfare) in search of dry goods, fashion and art: for in those primitive days of Kentucky's early history, settled by the oldest and best families of almost every State (hen in the Union, there was much taste and artistic skill displayed in personal adornments, as well as the decoration of their homes. Men that could boast of owning five hundred or a thousand acres of ...  
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