Title: Oldest Louisville: A Guide to Historic Treasures
Author: Kevin Gibson
Size: 6 x 9
In this book, you’ll not only read about some of Louisville’s oldest existing institutions and the lives involved in them, but you’ll also encounter a few unusual stories to help illustrate what life was like in Louisville long before the city we know today.
You’ll learn about the early days of the Kentucky Derby and about the first-ever bottled bourbon, Old Forester. You’ll meet the family behind Pearson Funeral Home, the city’s oldest operating funeral service, and 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, discover the story of a thrilling duel in a cemetery, and learn about a storied history of heroics on the Ohio River.
Ultimately, what Oldest Louisville aims to present is not only a bit of historical insight into Louisville’s history and culture, but also entertaining stories to put that history into a measure of human context. Enjoy the walk through time.
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Author Kevin Gibson talks about his new book, Oldest Louisville, what some notable landmarks used to be, and how the book came together.
‘The past gets lost in the present’: New book reveals Louisville’s oldest landmarks, establishments – WHAS11
Author Kevin Gibson's Oldest Louisville features histories of the city's oldest institutions and the people behind them.
If you want to explore the past in Louisville and Kentucky without leaving your couch, the shelves at Carmichael’s Bookstore have you covered. Oldest Louisville, by Louisvillian Kevin Gibson, was just published in October and walks readers through the most
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