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The Western Citizen

The Western Citizen

This exhibit was featured at the Hopewell Museum in 2007 in honor of the 200th anniversary of The Western Citizen.

For the Traveler
Bourbon County is traversed by a major road, known as the Limestone Trace, the Lexington-Maysville Turnpike, and Highway 68, that passes directly through Paris and exits the county at Millersburg. Stagecoach lines regularly travelled this road as did many other travelers on horseback, or in a wagon, buggy or carriage. The road was lined with taverns and inns or hotels, regularly spaced stagecoach stops and turnpike toll booths. Businesses catering to travelers frequently advertised in the local newspaper.
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