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Louisville History, Kentucky

 Fighting Through The Ages! 

Including several counties like Henry, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade and Jefferson, Louisville is an integral part of the state of Kentucky, US. Due to the fact, the region was being helped by the French army in their Revolution.

 Louisville was originally named after King Louis XVI by its founder George Rogers Clark. It has now become the part of the Shelby, Oldham, Trimble and Spencer Counties. Under the Old Dominion, the region was considered to be a part of the Virginia colony, leading the people to fight for their statehood after the shots being fired in the year 1775. 

The history of Louisville could be traced back over a hundred years, when in the year 1780, the Act of Legislature, Virginia established its existence. The process saw the signing of the charter on May 1st, by the then Governor Thomas Jefferson. Following this in 1781 came up the Fort Nelson, to counter the British threats.

Simply due to the reason that the immigrants coming over to the place by crossing the river were increasing day by day, William Pope laid down the plans of Louisville’s first street and constructed a fire department as well.  Everything including churches and hotels were built at Louisville. Yet, the place did not seem to grow as fast as it could be thought of. However, the scenario started to change by the early 19th century, when the general library and university at Louisville were being brought up.

From then onwards, the region started developing considerably till the Civil War broke out and the place needed reconstruction yet again. By 1891, Louisville could boast to have the largest train-station in the south considering its Union station.  The mid years of the 20th century brought decline in the regions progress yet again, as it had severe flooding in 1937.

However, after World War II, the cityscapes started coming up and much to the economic changes saw the collapse of the famous Haymarket. Adding insult to injury, the region was also impugned with a short span of racial crisis outbreak, which created moments of unease.

 Lying to the western side of the River Kentucky, Louisville has seen the upcoming of several famous individuals like Helen Hume, Jimmy Ellis, President Zachary Taylor, Thomas A. Edison and many others, who have added feathers to the nations pride in more than one ways.

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  • ElzaKentucky Derby Museum
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    Though even if you are not a horse-racing fan, this museum will surely make you one. The Kentucky Derby Museum has a small collection of videos and memorabilia of famous racing horses and jockeys, but those are truly worth seeing. Not to...
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    A truly interesting museum that features not only traditional exhibitions but also provides a tour in the factory where bats are made. The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is a blast both for adults and children. You can't...
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    Being a free museum, though a $4 donation is encouraged, The Speed Art Museum is the perfect place to linger on a more crazy afternoon, taking a lazy walk and just getting overwhelmed by the eclectic collections that are on display there...
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