In Oldest Louisville, local author Kevin Gibson writes about some of Louisville’s oldest existing institutions and the lives involved in them, along with a few unusual stories to help illustrate what life was like in Louisville long before the city we know today. The book covers the early days of the Kentucky Derby and the first-ever bottled bourbon. Readers will meet the family behind the city’s oldest operating funeral service, hear the stories behind Louisville’s oldest parks and cemeteries (and how sometimes they overlapped). You’ll get the muddled history of the Old Fashioned cocktail and discover the story of a thrilling duel in a cemetery.