Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure - Kevin Gibson

Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

By Kevin Gibson

  • Release Date: 2017-03-15
  • Genre: United States

Description

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well. From a long lost cave to a hidden underground sex club, Louisville has its share of secrets and oddities. Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is a book that answers questions you didn’t even realize you had about the city that stands proudly along the Ohio River. A tree that seems to magically sprout shoes? It’s here. Mummified Saints on display in a local cathedral? That’s Louisville, too. You get the picture: Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky’s largest city, covering the strange, the surprising, and sometimes the silly locales, history and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the “Happy Birthday” song, Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn’t even know you needed.

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