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Bookriders 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback. These 8 women (ca. 1938) are ready to head into the hills with books. Some are riding mules, which are sure-footed on rugged terrain. I believe this is Hyden, Kentucky.

My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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Bookriders 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback. This Bookrider is handing a book to the other woman. (ca. 1940) County is unknown.
My dad spent the summer in hinterlands of Cumberland County Kentucky in 1940 when he was a kid. I wonder if he met a Bookrider. I will likely never know.
My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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Tough Ladies!

Bookriders: 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback. These 4 women (ca. 1940) are ready to head into the hills with books. I am no horseman, but it appears a couple of them are on muleback—mules were more sure-footed on rugged terrain. County is unknown.

My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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Bookrider on duty!

Bookriders 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback. This woman is distributing a book. Not sure what county she is in.
My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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