Lexington, Kentucky, USA - Hampton Court
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"John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

...He was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September 1864.... Read MORE...


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Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, USA

Lexington was founded by European Americans in June 1775, in what was then considered Fincastle County, Virginia, 17 years before Kentucky became a state. A party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped on the Middle Fork of Elkhorn Creek (now known as Town Branch and rerouted under Vine Street) at the site of the present-day McConnell Springs. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory in the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, they named their campsite Lexington. It was the first of what would be many American places to be named after the Massachusetts town...wikipedia

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1775 - Lexington, Kentucky founded

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1861 - August 6 - Lexington KY-Union miltary camp forms in neutral state

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1862 - October 18 - Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

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News  1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day, exploded with tremendous force, bursting the grate to atoms, shaking the house, and severely injuring a bystander.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1871
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1894 - May 20 - A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow.

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News  1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE TODD, who was attempting to cross in front of it on her bicycle on South Broadway, at 6 o'clock this evening. She was horribly mangled, one wheel passing over her body. She was 20 years old, the youngest...Read MORE...

Lexington, Ky., May 14. - Fire broke out in the attic of the court house here at 9:45 a.m., and in a few minutes the upper story and dome were in flames. Hart's statue, "Woman Triumphant" bought by Lexington women for $5,000 was in the rotunda. The court house was completely burned, and in an hour...Read MORE...

1902 - STATE SCHOOL BURNED. The 282 Children Confined There are Thought to Have Gotten Out Safely.
Lexington, Ky., March 20.- At 1 o'clock this morning was notified that the state school of reform six miles from the city and in which 282 children are confined was in flames. The inmates are thought to have all been gotten out safely. A fire engine was sent from the city. At 1:10 the boy's...Read MORE...

The residence of Colonel Hart Gibson on the Harrodsburg pike was saved from burning by quick work on the part of the fire department early yesterday morning.

The roof was on fire when the chemical engine started, and upon arrival a hole had burnt in the roof. The flames were extinguished before...Read MORE...

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 28 - Passengers on the Louisville Southern train No. 9, due here at 7 p.m., had a narrow escape when the train was hurled from a bridge seven miles from here into a creek forty feet below. Twelve persons were injured, but none was killed.
The seriously injured are:
W. L....

News  1908 - CHRIS. LILLARD HURT IN FALL FROM A CAR. Knocked Unconscious While Attempting to Alight From Moving Car.
Chris. Lillard, who resides at 141 East Fourth street, met with an accident about noon yesterday which will no doubt confine him to his home for some time. While attempting to alight from a moving street car at the corner of Fourth and Limestone streets yesterday, Mr. Lillard in some way lost his...Read MORE...

Fire that might have attained serious proportions in the second floor of the South Broadway Inn, at 343 South Broadway, at 8 o'clock last night, was extinguished by the Fire Department before great damage was done.

The firebox under a great, apparently defective, ignited the wood work near it....Read MORE...

News  1910 - Eye Burned Out By Red Hot Iron. Blacksmith Cahill Victim Of A Serious Accident While At Work.
George Cahill, a blacksmith, living on Jefferson Street, met with an accident yesterday afternoon by which his eye was burned out. He was at work in Kroghan’s blacksmith shop on West Short Street on a small piece of red hot iron when it jumped from the anvil and struck him in the eye.

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Lexington, a city, the capital of Fayette co., Ky., is on the Louisville and Nashville, the Queen and Crescent and other railroads, 29 miles ESE. of Frankfort. Lat. 38° 3' N. ; Lon. 84° 33' W. It is surrounded by a fertile, undulating country. It is the seat of the Kentucky University and of a...Read MORE...

News  1917 - Auto Damaged in Collision
An automobile driven by George Calvin, of this city, collided with a horse and buggy driven by James Ecton, colored, at the corner of Main and Washington streets Sunday. The machine was considerably damaged by the impact. The windshield was broken and glass was scattered over Mr. Calvin, who...Read MORE...

1955 - March 15 - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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  Daniel H. Bragg (1809, - 27 January 1847, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

 flag  Lucy May Cole (8 May 1863, Noblesville, Indiana, USA - 3 August 1947, Lexington, Kentucky, USA) gravestone

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