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Three Springs in Hart County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Joseph A. Altsheler

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By Reginald Probus, circa 2004
1. Joseph A. Altsheler Marker
Inscription.  Author, newspaperman. Wrote more than 40 books based on American history and designed especially for young people. A native of Three Springs, educated at Glasgow, Ky., and Vanderbilt Univ. On staff of the Louisville Courier-Journal, 1885-92; joined New York World, 1892, as editor of its tri-weekly edition. His books reached peak of popularity about 1918. Died, 1919. (Marker Number 1002.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 37° 10.309′ N, 85° 44.582′ W. Marker is in Three Springs, Kentucky, in Hart County. Marker is on Legrande Highway (Kentucky Route 218) north of Center Three Springs Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardyville KY 42746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Last Recorded Indian Raid (approx. 1˝ miles away); Partisan Protected (approx. 3 miles away); Ed Porter Thompson
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); Savoyard (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bear Wallow (approx. 6.9 miles away); Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel (approx. 7.8 miles away); Lt. Charles Moran - USAF (approx. 9.1 miles away); Rowlett's Station (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Regarding Joseph A. Altsheler. Altsheler was born in the red brick home above the general store that his father owned. It is located close to Hwy 218.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Reginald Probus of Horse Cave, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Reginald Probus of Horse Cave, Kentucky. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 26, 2020