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Louisville court cases from 1899

  I found this court docket from 1899 in the Courier-Journal. It paints an interesting portrait of our court system back then, as well as the language of newspaper and, …

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1893: Louisville’s Big Four Bridge collapses, 40 die

In my browsing of bridge history in Louisville, I learned that the Big Four Bridge, which once carried trains across the Ohio River between Louisville and Jeffersonville, collapsed during construction. …

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100 years ago today …

A hen lays 74 eggs, and a man falls down an elevator shaft.

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The Czar and his father … and chuckleheads in Kansas

  Found this gem in the Courier-Journal, March 28, 1890. The czar they are referencing is Czar Alexander III. His father, Czar Alexander II was assassinated. Alex Dos was taken …

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Desegregating our parks: Two Louisville teachers tried in 1924

Two black teachers took their students to Iroquois Park in 1924 and were arrested.

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The amazing life of Mae Street Kidd, Louisville state representative

In a recent grad school class, I was asked to read Passing for Black: The Life and Careers of Mae Street Kidd by Wade Hall (1997-11-25) by Wade Hall. I …

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The Bridges of Jefferson County

The biggest thing to happen to Louisville’s and Southern Indiana’s traffic scene lately is the building and opening of two new Bridges, the Abraham Lincoln Bridge downtown on I-65 and …

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