Anna Armstrong has again given us a wonderful historical book about the first settlement west of the Alleghany Mountains. She savors her work, and she knows Harrodsburg and Mercer County well. Her respect for the community where she has spent her life, as well as her commitment to preservation, is evident. She is inspirational and recognized and articulates the importance of preserving memory of place. It is obvious that for her, self-discipline is the heart of accomplishment. Her passion turns into productivity and creates a collection that is a gift to the community.
In Postcard History Series: Harrodsburg and Mercer County, Armstrong not only celebrates the photographers who created the picture postcards of her community but also gives us a social history of architecture and life in Harrodsburg and Mercer County. There is great significance in looking back at the past through this lens. As in her previous book, Images of America: Harrodsburg, co-authored with Bobbi Dawn Rightmyer, she continues to faithfully record the sense of place. Her postcards are well collected, annotated, informative and entertaining, helping the viewer conjure up postcard memories of their own. This book will help us acknowledge the environment, culture, heritage, and sense of community that have made Harrodsburg what it is.