Monday, November 19, 2018

Fact of the Day: French Louisville Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky is named after the French King Louis XVI, the last King of France before the French Revolution. 

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  1. Interesting fact. I wonder why it was named after the French king?

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    1. Because he gave French soldiers to use in the Revolutionary War.

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  2. Mmmmmm, interesting,,

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    1. Maybe because Louis XVI liked horse racing/
      Isn't Louisville, Ky what is known in thoroughbred racing
      circles as "Blue Grass Country" - the US home of the horse
      racing stud farms?
      Colin

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  4. That seems like an unlucky name!

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    1. The majority of Louis kings before him were pretty lucky.

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  5. I wonder if there's a Kentucky town named after his wife.

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