Discovering Owensboro: Books about the History, Hauntings, and Culture of Kentucky’s River Town
Owensboro Kentucky is a small town on the Ohio River with lots of culture and history. It only makes sense that some amazing literature would exist about the city of barbeque and Bluegrass. Here is some great Amazon finds to consider when looking to expand your library. Curl up on a rainy spring day and read about your very own hometown in the novels listed below.
My Big O Journey: Growing Up In Owensboro, Kentucky
Author: Shelly Van Meter Miller
What's it about: Come along on My Big O Journey to experience Owensboro, Kentucky in the 1970s. A small river town on the banks of the Ohio, the Big O could ass for anyone’s hometown. The town’s mystical draw and charm pulls you in, almost as if the hills are alive with the sound of Bluegrass music. To the tune of “These are a few of my favorite things,” this little ditty about Owensboro is best sung with a tinge of attitude and a phantom banjo.
This book is available for Kindle and in paperback for $9.99 and has 192 pages and was published in 2015.
History of Owensboro and Daviess County
Author: Hugh O. Potter
This is a hard-to-find novel that was published by the Daviess County Historical Society in 1975. It is available in hardcover format for $76.97.
Haunts of Owensboro
Author: David Wolfe
Available in paperback for $15.00, this was published in 2020. Read the description found on Amazon below.
"Owensboro, Kentucky is one of the most haunted cities in the Midwest. Follow author David A. Wolfe as he leads you through the darkest streets, sharing history and ghost stories along the way. From the site of the last public hanging in America to the Theatre Workshop, these stories are guaranteed to keep you up all night. You might also learn about Voodoo and Hoodoo rituals being performed in the heart of the city."
Owensboro (Postcard History Series)
Author: Terry Blake and David Edds Jr.
This 128-page book can be purchased for $21.99. Owensboro was published in 2007.
Explore the fascinating history of Owensboro, Kentucky through its rich postcard heritage.
Postcard History Series: Owensboro is a window into our past, offering a fascinating pictorial view of this city and some surrounding areas in earlier, simpler times of Sunday afternoon picnics in Chautauqua Park and May Day parades down Main Street.
Refreshing the long-forgotten and illustrating the legendary, this book reveals details about the rich social tapestry unique to this thriving river town community. Captured in these precious pages are the faces, places, buildings, and buggies of Owensboro's past. This is a place where much is the same but little remains of our grandparents' day.
Author Terry Blake shares a sample of his vast postcard collection, previously seen by only a very lucky few. With the help of David Edds Jr., Blake details the historical significance of each panel, providing entertainment and enlightenment to eager readers.
Owensboro, the City on the Yellow Banks
Author: Lee A. Dew and Aloma W. Dew
Another great title to check out on Amazon! Its listed price is $35.00
To Market, To Market (Cookbook)
Author: Junior League of Owensboro, Kentucky
A very rare find, there appears to only be a handful of copies available on Amazon. Priced at $17.34 This cookbook was published in 1988