Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass State

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LOUISVILLE

Railroad Stations: Union Station, Broadway and 10th St., for Louisville & Nashville R.R., Pennsylvania R.R., and Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville R.R. (Monon Route). Central Station, N. 7th St. and Ohio River, for Baltimore & Ohio R.R., Chesapeake & Ohio R.R., New York Central R.R., Illinois Central R.R., and Southern Ry.

City Ticket Offices: Starks Bldg. Arcade, 4th and Walnut Sts., for all railroads.

Bus Stations: Union Bus Depot, 5th and Broadway, for Greyhound, Blue and White, Chaudoin (Carrollton division), Meadors & Allen Lines; 403 S. 3rd St. for Blue Motor Coach Lines; 240 W. Jefferson St. for Chaudoin Bus Lines, all divisions; 502 S. 3rd St., Interstate Bridge Transit Co. (inter-city) for Jeffersonville, Ind.

Airport: Bowman Field (Municipal), Taylorsville Rd. E. of Bon Air Ave., 5 m. from business section, for American and Eastern Air Lines. (Ticket office, Kentucky Hotel.)

Taxis: Separate systems for white and Negro patrons, 15¢ for the first ⅘ m., 5¢ for each additional ⅖ m.; maximum capacity for a single cab 4 passengers.

Streetcars and Buses: Fare 10¢ or three tokens for 25¢; transfers interchangeable.

Toll Bridges: Kentucky and Indiana Terminal R.R. Bridge ( Louisville to New Albany, Ind.), 31st St. and Western Parkway (US 31 W and US 150, Ind. 63, and Ind. 64), toll 25¢ for vehicles and all passengers; 5¢ for each pedestrian; Municipal Bridge ( Louisville to Jeffersonville, Ind.), 2nd and Main Sts. (US 31 E and US 150, Ind. 60 and Ind. 62), toll 25¢ for vehicle and all passengers, 5¢ for each pedestrian.

Tragic Regulations: Strictly enforced. Right turns against a red light may be made from curb lane after a full stop anywhere outside the area between S. 1st and S. 6th Sts., from Broadway to the river. Left turns in the downtown area only at intersections indicated by large signs painted on the street. U-turns prohibited at intersections and boulevards, on through streets, and in central traffic district. Hand signals required. Pedestrians observe traffic lights.

Street Order and Numbering: Main St. divides the city's N. and S. street numbering, and 1st St. the E. and W. numbering.

Accommodations: Forty-one hotels (three for Negroes); many boarding houses and tourist homes. During week of Kentucky Derby rates are much higher.

Information Service: Louisville Board of Trade, Lincoln Bank Bldg., 421 W. Market St., Louisville Automobile Club (AAA), 800 S. 3rd St.

Radio Stations: WHAS (820 kc.); WAVE (940 kc.); WGRC ( 1370 kc.).

Theaters and Motion Picture Houses: Five first-run motion picture houses downtown, 25 second-run and community houses (two for Negroes). Road attractions and local musical and dramatic productions occasionally at Memorial Auditorium, S. 4th and Kentucky Sts.; Columbia Hall Auditorium, 820 S. 4th St.; Playhouse, Belknap Campus, S. 3rd and Shipp Sts.; Jefferson County Armory, Liberty St. between Armory Place and S. 6th St.; and the Woman's Club Auditorium, 1320 S. 4th St.

Baseball: Parkway Field, Eastern Parkway and Brook St., for Louisville and American Assn. teams.

Swimming: Public outdoor pools: Reservoir Park, Frankfort Ave. and Grinstead Dr., 25; Shelby Park, Oak St. between Hancock and Shelby Sts., 25¢; Shepard Park (for Negroes), 16th and Magazine Sts., 25¢. Indoor public pools: Y. M. C. A., Broadway and S. 3rd St., 25¢; Y. W. C. A (medical examination

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • List of Maps xxi
  • General Information xxiii
  • Calendar of Events xxvii
  • Part I - Kentucky: the General Background 1
  • Kentuckians 3
  • Natural Setting 7
  • Archeology and Indians 28
  • History 35
  • Agriculture 50
  • Transportation 56
  • Manufacturing and Mining 60
  • Labor 66
  • The Negro 72
  • Religion 77
  • Education 83
  • Folklore and Folk Music 89
  • Kentucky Thorough- Breds 94
  • Press and Radio 102
  • The Arts 110
  • Part II - Cities and Towns 137
  • Ashland 139
  • Covington 147
  • Frankfort 157
  • Harrodsburg 168
  • Louisville 175
  • Lexington 197
  • Paducah 221
  • Part III - Highways and Byways 231
  • Tour 1 233
  • Tour 2 242
  • Tour 3 246
  • Tour 4 261
  • Tour 4a 274
  • Tour 4b 279
  • Tour 5 280
  • Tour 6 288
  • Tour 7 296
  • Tour 7a 309
  • Tour 8 315
  • Tour 9 322
  • Tour 10 324
  • Tour 11 329
  • Tour 12 334
  • Tour 12a 341
  • Tour 13 344
  • Tour 14 351
  • Tour 15 362
  • Tour 16 387
  • Tour 17 414
  • Tour 17 A 419
  • Tour 18 424
  • Tour 19 433
  • Tour 20 441
  • Part IV - Appendices 449
  • Chronology 451
  • Selective Bibliography 462
  • Index 471
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