Hazard Kentucky and Perry County: A Photo History
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One particular noticeable thing about Hazard is the mud, mud, mud! Shallow mud, deep mud; in fact the streets are all mud. Generally speaking, things are altogether lovely in Hazard, except the mud.”
Jackson Times 1913


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Hazard Normal School
1896 Students and Staff of this early institution of learning

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Main Street ca.1910
All of the wooden structures seen here burned at once during a massive fire

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Early Street Scene
Shingle on left for the office of  Doctors Hurst and Gross

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Outing ca. 1910
Friends gather somewhere in Perry County
courtesy Peoples Bank and Trust.

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Funeral ca. 1910
Funeral service approximately 1910. The deceased is unknown. Mourners (l-r) Kelley,__, Caudill,__, Hill, Hudson.

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Early Mail Delivery 
Original First Baptist Church (burned in 1910) building in rear.
courtesy Alice Lloyd College

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An Early Court House
Built sometime between 1885 and 1890. This Perry County court house burned in 1911.

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Between Court Houses
This photo was taken on corner of Main and Fleet (Lovern) street prior to court house construction. The jail house sits on the right and R. C. Baker Restaurant on left.
photo: John Kinner/ courtesy Bobby Davis Park/ Museum

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Court House Construction 1912
The county's 4th court house being build to replace the one destroyed by fire the previous year.
photo: John Kinner/ courtesy Bobby Davis Park/ Museum

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New Perry County Court House
The finished structure. This government building served the county from 1912 to 1964
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courtesy Smithsonian Institute

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The Old Jail
The corner of Main and Fleet (Lovern) streets. This Perry County jail was in use between 1899 and 1915
photo: John Kinner
courtesy Bobby Davis Park and Museum

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High Street 1914
Where High street now intersects with East Main. The court house tower can be seen in the upper left and a blacksmith's shop is on the right.

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Ox-Drawn Wagon
Oxen were frequently used to pull heavy wagon loads. This photograph was taken on High Street across from the post office 1913.
photo: John Kinner/ courtesy Bobby Davis Park  and Museum

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Daniel Boone Carving?
1915 Photo of Daniel Boone's name carved in a rock at Boone Ledge along with the date 1770.

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Dump Carts
This photo, taken before the 1912 court house was built, shows small horse-draw carts in the foreground and the old Baptist church in the background. 

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