Railroad Station: Union Station, Ann St. and Broadway, for Louisville & Nashville R.R., Chesapeake & Ohio Ry., Frankfort & Cincinnati Ry.
Bus Station: Ann and Main Sts. for Greyhound and Nunelly Lines.
Local Buses: Fare 10¢. Service from downtown to all residential districts, inclusive of New Capitol.
Taxis: 25¢ to any point in city; $1 an hour with a 10-mile maximum distance.
Traffic Regulations: No right turn on red lights. Restricted parking areas so marked. Two hours parking on unmarked streets.
Accommodations: Three hotels. Convenient, reasonably priced rooming houses open to tourists.
Information Service: Chamber of Commerce, Capital Hotel.
Motion Picture Houses: Four.
Fishing: Forks of Elkhorn (see Tour 9), 4 m., for bass.
Baseball: Hoge-Montgomery Park, State 37, 1 m. N.
FRANKFORT (504 alt., 11,626 pop.), capital of Kentucky, lies within the S-loops of the Kentucky River as it thrusts first against the eastern and then against the western bluffs that border its deep and narrow valley. Upon the alluvial plain, through which meanders the navigable stream, stands the city, separated by the river into north and south sides which are connected by three bridges.
The north side embraces the older residential section of the city, the Old Capitol, and the downtown business section. The south side, chiefly residential, is expanding southward to and beyond the New Capitol, that lifts its dome high above the roofs and spires of the town. To the eastward, beyond the city limits, where US 60 traverses the rolling Bluegrass highland, an addition is steadily extending the urban area, which, inclusive of the overflow of population beyond the borders of the city proper, covers approximately four square miles.
Along Main Street and the intersecting business streets, old buildings of brick and stone, having the impression of earlier generations, are interspersed with substantial and imposing modern structures. Loungers and passers-by represent a cross-section of every phase of Kentucky life.
For a portion of each year politics dominates the scene, and Frankfort is then the gathering place of legislators and of others materially interested in legislation. Year in and year out the city is the home of a fluctuating group of officeholders and State employees.
Workers, white and Negro, from the factories within the city and from the distilleries in its environs, throng the streets on holidays or when the work of the day is over, and farmers from the rich agricultural lands in the vicinity come in, especially on Saturdays, to do their trading. At such times the city assumes the air of an old-fashioned country town, its streets filled with a leisurely moving crowd, colorful,