Friday, January 18, 2013
Hemp in Kentucky: Historical plaque
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 www.minawear.com/about-us/ 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.