Excerpt from The Prehistoric Ethnology of a Kentucky SiteThe Fox Farm is situated in Mason County, Kentucky, about fourteen miles south southwest from Maysville, three miles north from May's Lick, and one mile west of the road leading from May's Lick to Maysville. It is not far from the historic Washington, made famous by Harriet Beecher Stowe in Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is in the Algonkin linguistic...
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land is rolling, and cut by numerous creeks which discharge into the north fork of the Licking River and so their waters eventually reach the Ohio. These streams cut through nearly horizontal strata of the fossili ferous limestone of the Ordovician (lower Silurian). The Fox Farm lies on Lower Maysville and Upper Eden, formerly supposed to be about the equivalent of the Lorraine and Utica of the New York series. The Eden consists of shale and thin limestones, the latter of which tend to slip' out on the surface of the steep hillsides under the action of frost and rain. Many of these are carried by water some distance down stream, and in' places are deposited in such a way as to resemble a pavement, each piece standing on edge, but leaning down stream. The Eden outcrop is always marked by steep slopes and a relatively poor soil; the overlying Maysville, however, gives rise to good soil. Many of these slabs of limestone were carried by the prehistoric people of this vicinity to the top of the high land lying between the streams and there used in the construction of graves. There are numerous salt springs in the neighborhood which in early historic times and before, were visited by deer and other animals for the purpose of licking the salt deposited about their edges. Consequently, many of the names of the nearby villages terminate in the word Lick. The country was heavily wooded and timber was so common that even at the time of our work there (1895) rail fences could be seen which contained rails of the now valuable black walnut.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.