Friday, January 18, 2013

Hemp in Kentucky: Historical plaque

Hemp push

This tells the story of the loss of a raw material in the US. Hopefully there will be hemp grown in the Bluegrass State once again, making it legal is key, do sign the petition at so we can see the fields that James Lane Allen talked about in his 1900 book Reign of Law - which is a novel about life in the Kentucky hemp fields.
On a bibliographic note, it was one of the first American books to have a dust jacked, these came into vogue in the '30s when travelling salesmen needed something eye-catching to sell. The dj is a light green with a similar design to the red cloth covers.

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