Thursday, February 23, 2006

Here are some little known facts

The greatest part of my job may be its ability to impart me with a steady stream of useless information. I will share with you several trivial--yet fascinating--facts I've learned about the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Every Corvette is manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • Louisville is located at the Falls of the Ohio River. Kentucky's early settlers chose that location because as they were traveling on the Ohio, their boats could not circumnavigate the falls. So the settlers had no choice but to land their boats.
  • The father of Louisville native Muhammad Ali, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., was named in honor of an influential Kentucky abolitionist of the same name. In the 1840s and 1850s, Cassisus Marcellus Clay was an outspoken critic of slavery and started an abolitionist newspaper called the True American.


At 12:07 PM, Blogger jeffro said...

doesn't "traveling" have one "l"?

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Yes, it does. I've made the correction.

I'm glad my bosses don't know about my blog.


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