Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Louisiana Historical

Louisiana's rich heritage of French, Spanish, Native American and African give the state it's unique multicultural and multilingual mix.

Monday, August 29, 2011

KY Interesting Facts

Wow! The University of Louisville Health Sciences Center has had some major medical accomplishments!  In 2006 they helped develop a highly effective vaccine against cervical cancer.  In 2001 they had the first fully self-contained artificial heart transplant surgery and in 1999, the first successful hand transplant. They are also accredited for the first Emergency Room in the world in 1911.

What I found to be another very interesting and amazing in our little town in Vermont...we have an Orthopedic Surgeon that specializes in hand surgery.  He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, in 1999.  Lucky us!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kentucky Interesting People

Johnny Depp, an American actor and musician was born in Owensboro.

Hunter S. Thompson, an American  journalist and author was born in Louisville.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kentucky Food

The Mint Julep is an iced drink made from bourbon, mint and a sugar syrup. Enjoying a Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby has been a long-standing tradition.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Kentucky University/Sports

Originally chartered as the "Jefferson Seminary" in 1798, the University of Louisville did not open it's doors until 1813.  It closed in 1829, the re-opened in 1837 and has become one of the best medical school in the country.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Kentucky Attraction

The Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest Thoroughbred horse races in the United States.  The first race was run in 1875.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kentucky Historical

In 1775, the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap was blazed by Daniel Boone who also founded Boonesboro.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kansas Interesting Fact, Goodbye Kansas!

Kansas was the first state in the U.S. to adopt a Constitutional amendment prohibiting alcoholic beverages in February of 1881.

Goodbye Kansas, I learned alot! Let's grab some souvenirs before we go...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kansas Interesting People

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison in 1897.  Amelia was the 1st aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Emmett Leo Kelly was an American circus performer.  He was well known for the character he created, "Weary Willie" which was based on hobos of the Depression era.  Emmett was born in Sedan, in 1898.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011