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By Douglas A. Boyd,W. Fitzhugh Brundage

A small local in northern Frankfort, Kentucky, Crawfish backside used to be positioned on fifty acres of swampy land alongside the Kentucky River. "Craw's" acceptance for vice, violence, ethical corruption, and unsanitary stipulations made it a objective for city renewal tasks that changed the local with the city's Capital Plaza within the mid-1960s.

Douglas A. Boyd's Crawfish backside: getting better a misplaced Kentucky Community lines the evolution of the arguable neighborhood that eventually observed four-hundred households displaced. utilizing oral histories and firsthand thoughts, Boyd not just presents a list of a vanished local and its tradition but additionally demonstrates how this kind of research complements the old checklist. A former Frankfort police officer describes Craw's citizens as a "rough classification of individuals, who did not brain killing or being killed." In Crawfish Bottom, the previous citizens of Craw recognize the preferred misconceptions approximately their neighborhood yet provide a richer and extra balanced view of the past.

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