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The Encyclopedia of Louisville

With more than 1,800 entries, The Encyclopedia of Louisville is the ultimate reference for Kentucky’s largest city. For more than 125 years, the world’s attention has turned to Louisville for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby on the first …


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African-American Life in Louisville

Louisville s African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, Frank Stanley, and …


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Louisville & Nashville Railroad in South Central Kentucky

At the midpoint of the 19th century, people and goods moved by river or muddy roads, which made traveling difficult; a stagecoach trip from Louisville to Nashville took 36 hours. Railroads were coming into prominence at the time, and the …



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Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger Story

Crack of the Bat is a comprehensive and entertaining look at the most famous icon in the history of baseball, the “Louisville Slugger” bat. The story includes the evolution of bats from pioneer wagon tongues to the sleek aluminum models …


Louisville Cardinals Football

This is the story of an urban university’s up-and-down struggle to find its niche in the world of big-time college football. Although its bowl trips and national rankings have been few and far between, the University of Louisville has a …



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Louisville, Kentucky – Street Map Guide & Directory

Expanded and updated for 1998 with over 1423 new streets and changes and 15 brand new pages of maps. Covers all of Jefferson county and portions of Clark, Floyd, Oldham and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Additionally, this guide …



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Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed northern and southern characteristics in its race relations. In their struggles against racial …