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Kentucky folklore by R. Gerald Alvey

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Kentucky,
  • Appalachian Region,
  • Kentucky.,
  • Appalachian Region.

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Kentucky.,
  • Folklore -- Appalachian Region.,
  • Oral tradition -- Kentucky.,
  • Oral tradition -- Appalachian Region.,
  • Readers for new literates.,
  • Kentucky -- Social life and customs.,
  • Appalachian Region -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementR. Gerald Alvey.
SeriesNew books for new readers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR110.K4 A48 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2214979M
ISBN 100813109027
LC Control Number89038083

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