Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Fun and Amazing Facts about Kentucky

Good afternoon and Happy New Years Friends and Family alike.  Today I thought it would be fun to share some fun and amazing facts about my state.  I have lived in Louisville, KY for the majority of my life and have traveled alot across the U.S. but this is and has always been home to me.

Are there other states that I would love to live in?  Absolutely.  Will I eventually get to move and settle into one of them for the rest of my life?  Probably NOT.  It is not that I don't want to, it is that this is HOME!  Home is where the heart is, home is where I grew up, home is where my mom and daughter are buried.  Home is where no matter what someone is always close if I need them.

But as this post is suppose to be about...the to 10 amazing things about Kentucky.  So I hope that you will join me on this fact finding mission and link up below to share things about your state that others may or may not know.

1.  The radio was invented by a Kentuckiana named Nathan B. Stubblefield of Murray in 1892.
   ----I didn't know that.  See something new I learned today.

2.  The song "Happy Birthday to You" was the creation of two Louisville Sisters in 1893.  According to Wikipedia which yes I googled.

3.  Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States. Niagara Falls, New York is first.

4.  More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.
 ------This has even been mentioned in movies.  Although alot of people here don't believe that they really have any gold left in the reserves but no one will ever know the truth.

5.  Thunder Over Louisville is the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival and is the world's largest fireworks display.
----People from all over the world come to see it.  Most everyone here enjoys it.  However, I haven't attended one in years.  To many people, to much traffic and honestly I don't like the headache.

6.  Teacher Mary S. Wilson held the first observance of Mother's Day in Henderson in 1887. It was made a national holiday in 1916.

7.  The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
----and they say Kentucky isn't the brightest

8.   Middlesboro is the only city in the United States built within a meteor crater.

9.  Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.

10.  Origin of the name - Named after the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten, " meaning "land of tomorrow".  Source

So join me with your interesting facts about your state and lets all share and learn something together.  Link up below.