Fun Facts About Louisville, Kentucky

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties East

For interested folks, here is a list of some fun facts about Louisville, Kentucky...

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Old Louisville is the largest Victorian neighborhood in America.

Victorian Home Louisville, Kentucky

Kaelin’s Restaurant on Newburg Road in Louisville is where The Cheeseburger originated in 1934!  Margaret Kaelin’s husband asked her to put a slice of American cheese on his burger, and history was made!

The largest urban municipal forest is the 6,000 acre Jefferson Memorial Forest in south Louisville.

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi-style sternwheeler steamboat in operation today, being built in 1914.

Mildred and Patty Hill wrote “Happy Birthday to You” in their kindergarten class in Louisville.

The Hot Brown is a Louisville treasure – originating at The Brown Hotel, this dish is an open-faced turkey and bacon sandwich topped with cheese sauce.

Kentucky Hot Brown Louisville, Kentucky

In 1884, the Louisville Slugger baseball bat was made by Andrew “Bud” Hillerich in his father’s woodworking shop.  In 1893, the brand “Louisville Slugger” was first used.

90% of the nation’s disco balls are manufactured in Louisville at National Products, Inc. 

John Colgan of Louisville invented a way to make chewing gum taste better for longer in 1880.

These funs facts help to make up the character of the great city of Louisville.  To learn more about what is happening in the city, please visit Louisville Real Estate.

 

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