Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897

Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (HMHHC)

Location: Louisville, KY 40214 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.108', W 85° 45.876'

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Erected 1897 by Ky. Div. of League of American Wheelmen to honor cycling pioneer A.D. Ruff (1827-96) of Owingsville, Ky. The League's oldest member, he had bicycled to Yellowstone National Park in 1893. Marble fountain and stone bench, known to generations of cyclists as "Wheelmen's Bench," designed by famed sculptor Enid Yandell.

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On October 8, 1897, a parade of 10,000 cyclists passed here to celebrate a new cinder bicycling path along Southern Parkway. Viewed by 50,000 spectators, parade began at Third and Broadway and ended at Iroquois Cycle Club. Many cyclists were in costume; ladies wore bloomers. Bugles and cannon fire marked the parade's progress. Presented by the Louisville Bicycle Club - 1997
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608168 N 4228926
Decimal Degrees38.20180000, -85.76460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.108', W 85° 45.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 6.48" N, 85° 45' 52.56" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3500-3898 S 3rd St, Louisville KY 40214, US
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