1800-1810

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We would ask that you pause for a moment to consider how old these years really are.

At that time:

In the summer of 1805, Shawnee's attacked settlers on Bullock Pen Creek, near the old Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Grant County.  Indians were still very much a concern.

Tecumsah has not yet started his attempt to unite the Indian tribes in a major battle to eradicate treaty-ignoring whites in Ohio.

Not only do railroads not reach Northern Kentucky, the first steam locomotive isn't  invented until 1804 in England.  Nobody in America knows what a railroad is. Ocean going ships are all powered by sails.  It's going to be three more years before Fulton steams up the Hudson River.

Thomas Jefferson is just sending out Lewis and Clark, and Abraham Lincoln is not yet born.

It'll be 50 more years until “In God We Trust” starts appearing on coinage.

Darwinism is not yet controversial, because Darwin is not yet born.  Neither is Karl Marx, or Chopin, or Dickens, or Poe, or Mark Twain.

The 1800 Census listed these four largest Kentucky city populations:
Louisville, 359,
Frankfort, 628,
Washington, Mason County, 570,
Paris, 377

Indiana won't be a state for 12 more years.

The post office delivers mail on Sundays as normal business.

England has not yet abolished slavery.

The bones of Big Bone Lick are super mysterious because virtually no one on earth has yet figured out the concept of “extinction.”

In another 8 years,  Frances Scott Key will write  the words to the Star Spangled Banner.

Boone, Grant, Owen, Trimble, Carroll, and Kenton Counties have yet to be formed.

Spain still owns Florida.

The removal of the Cherokee Nation from Kentucky and Tennessee, the infamous Trail of Tears, won't begin until 1838.

Daniel Boone will live for another dozen years.  He dies in Missouri in 1820.

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