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Two hundred years after it was wrested from the Native Americans,
KENTUCKY still hasn't quite made up its mind as to whether it
belongs in the North or the South. Both the rival presidents
in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, were
born here, and divisions were acute between slave-owning farmers
and the merchants who depended on trade with the nearby cities
of the industrial North. Officially neutral, seventy thousand
Kentuckians joined the Union army and forty thousand the Confederates.
After the war Kentucky sided with the South in its hostility
to Reconstruction, and since then it has remained solidly Democrat.
Kentucky's rugged beauty is at its most appealing in the mountainous
east and the small historic towns of the Bluegrass Downs , with
visits enlivened by the varied attractions of bourbon whiskey,
thoroughbred horses and bluegrass music. Louisville , home of
the Kentucky Derby , is a busy manufacturing and arts center;
the more reserved Lexington , eighty miles east, is a major
Kentucky's limited public transportation can be a real headache.
There's full Greyhound service along the interstates south of
Louisville and Lexington (and both have surprisingly good city
transportation), but a lot of ground is left uncovered. Amtrak
doesn't operate here at all. Cycling is a pleasant and manageable
option; if you're driving , be sure to keep small change for
the tolls on the state highways. Lexington has its own small
airport, but it's also within easy reach of the airport for
Cincinnati, Ohio, which is in Covington, Kentucky. Louisville
is served by Louisville International Airport.
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