Karl Raitz Kentucky Slides
Karl Raitz Kentucky slides (dated 1980s-2000s; 0.5 cubic feet; 1688 items) consist of color slides taken by Karl Raitz, documenting rural and urban architecture, landmarks, manufacturing, resources, and demographics throughout the regions of Kentucky. These regions include the Bluegrass (including the Knobs), the Cumberland Plateau, the Pennyroyal (or Mississippi Plateau), the Western Coal Fields, and the Jackson Purchase. Kentucky horse farms and race tracks pictured include Spendthrift Farm, Keeneland Racetrack, Darby Dan Farm, Red Mile Trotting Track, and Churchill Downs. Strip mining is shown in the Western Coal Fields as well as mountain top removal is shown in Eastern and Western Coal Fields. Water ways and barge traffic are shown in Western Kentucky. Various cityscapes are shown from Lexington, Louisville, Maysville, Pikeville, and Owensboro. Tobacco production is shown as plants growing in plots, stored in warehouses, and through production statistics. Pictures are included of the University of Kentucky campus and faculty members on a tour of the state.