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Co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ky., she wrote that the orphanage was "the only place on earth to which my heart clings." Catherine loved and nurtured hundreds of children and it was said that ever…
Founded on May 9, 1842, the Kentucky School for the Blind became the sixth school for the blind in the United States. The Kentucky Legislature approved the founding of the school by charter on February 5, 1842.
Two of the most important Kentuckia…
In the late 1800s, Louisville Water Company pioneered research in the filtration of drinking water. The Crescent Hill Filtration Plant opened in July 1909 as a result of the work of Chief Engineer Charles Hermany & George Warren…
Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Louisville Water Company opened the Crescent Hill Reservoir in December 1879. Crews removed tons of dirt and rock to create a 110-million gallon basin that allowed sediment to settle from the Ohio River water…
The Kentucky School for the Blind, third such state supported school in US. Dr. Samuel G. Howe of Boston, pioneer educator of blind, invited to Kentucky to give public demonstration with his own pupils. Displayed before Ky. Legislature…
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Abraham Lincoln, his han and pen He will be good but God knows when. Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1826-26
Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky dedicates this memorial to…
The Heigold Facade
Christian Heigold, a German immigrant and stonecutter, came to Louisville sometime prior to 1850, and in 1857 he built his home at 264 Marion Street in an area known as the Point.
This was a period of unrest and attacks on Iri…