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20 Facts About Kentucky

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Here are some interesting facts about Kentucky.

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Kentucky is home to the world's largest holdings of gold. Report Abuse
The vaults hold more than $6 billion dollars worth of gold.
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The oldest continuously held horse race in the country happens in Kentucky. Report Abuse
The Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
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The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is located in Corbin, Kentucky. Report Abuse
Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Colonel are an important part of Southern history.
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The people of Kentucky were the first to see an electric light. Report Abuse
Thomas Edison exhibited his creation at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
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Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State Report Abuse
This is due to the green grass taking on a blueish tint from the purple buds that bloom in its fields.
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The lyrics for "Happy Birthday to You" was created by two Kentucky sisters. Report Abuse
In 1893 Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill and wrote the lyrics to the song. The music they used was the song "Good Morning to All" by Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R. Forman for the Summy Company.
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Kentucky was a slave-holding state. Report Abuse
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Middlesboro, Kentucky is the only city in the United States built within a meteor crater. Report Abuse
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Fleming County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky. Report Abuse
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Kentucky still leads the nation in burley tobacco production. Report Abuse
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Kentucky's state motto is "United we stand, divided we fall." Report Abuse
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Kentucky comes from the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," which means "land of tomorrow." Report Abuse
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More than half of the people killed in the War of 1812 were from Kentucky. Report Abuse
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The first enamel bathtub was created in Kentucky. Report Abuse
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Kentucky was the 15th state to join the Union. Report Abuse
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Post-it-Notes are manufactured in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Report Abuse
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Mother's Day began in Kentucky. Report Abuse
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President Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky. Report Abuse
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Bowling Green, Kentucky is where the Chevrolet Corvette is manufactured. Report Abuse
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The Boy Scouts of America Scouting Museum is located in Kentucky. Report Abuse
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