LouisvillE By: Ross Stabenow

Louisville and the cities neighboring it.

Geography

Louisville is located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The city is located in what Kentucky calls the lower blue grass region. Louisville currently has 615,366 people in the city and outskirts of the city. The city is approximately 17.7 sq. miles in total. The main ways in and out of Louisville are interstates 64,65,71,264, & 265. The terrain southwest of the city is very rocky and hilly. Meanwhile the city is very flat. North of the city is very fertile with lots of crops and livestock. Neighboring cities are Lyndon, Highview, and La Grange.

Attractions

Kentucky Derby
"The fastest 2 minutes in sports"

Louisville has many, many attractions around the city. The cities most popular attraction is the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby is the worlds largest thoroughbred horse race. The race was made in 1875 and is held at Churchill Downs Louisville. The horses must run 1.25 miles as fast as possible to win. The record holder for the fastest time is a stallion called Secretariat and made a time of 1:59.40 in 1973. The race is held the first Saturday of May every year. The cost for a V.I.P ticket last year sold for 12,210 to sit in "the mansion" on the millionaire row.

North American International Livestock Expedition

The North American International Livestock Expedition (NAILE) is the worlds largest livestock show. NAILE is a show for all animal such as horses, cattle, chickens, alpacas, sheep, etc. The show starts October 31 and lasts 2 weeks long. On average over 13,000 animals arrive for the occasion. NAILE is also the third largest cattle show in the country

Kentucky State Fair

Next comes the Kentucky State Fair. The fair is an 11 day fair with rides, food, and livestock shows. The 520 acre facility has around 765,000 people visit a year. Last year the fair had 700 jobs available. The average pay there is $20 per hour.

The Zachary Taylor Grave

Zachary Taylor was the 12th president of the United States of America. He served from March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850. Taylor wasn't only a president, but a 2 star general in the military. He served from 1808-1849 as the general of a platoon. He was part of the war of 1812. He was born on 11/24/1784. He was one of few to die in office. His grave is in the Taylor Cemetery in Louisville.

The George Clark Mansion

George Clark was the founder of Louisville. He founded the town in 1798 and built the house shown above. He also severed in the Revolutionary, Indian, and Lord Dunmore's wars. He served in England and in the United States. They made the house a museum in 1897. There are about 3,500 people that visit in a year.

Louisville Slugger

Finally the Louisville Slugger. The company is the second most popular attraction in the Louisville area. The company makes over 500 different types of baseball equipment. The company has over 6,000 employees and is looking for more.

History

The city was named after King Louis XVI of France. The founder of Louisville was George Rogers Clark. When the city was founded there were 200 settlers and soon became 6,000 in 3 years. The city was a major stronghold for the Union during the Civil War. The city was home to many famous people such as Muhammad Ali, Zachary Taylor, Tom Cruse, and Paul Hornung.

Climate

Temperatures in the months

Louisville is a city in the middle of climate changes. On day it is sunny and warm and the next day is a freezing rain. The citys average summer temperature is 87 degrees f. The average for winter is 29 degrees f along with 12.5 in. of snow per year. There is about 44.9 in of rain and hail per year. And to make

Sports

The sport teams and clubs in Louisville

Louisville is the fourth largest city without a major league team. The city's university has two of the best sport programs ever made. The city has one of very few lady football teams. The Derby City Dynamite. The city has 2 soccer teams the Derby City Rovers and Louisville City FC. Louisville is home to the Valhalla golf club. The club has the 2004 and 08 Ryder cup. The city has the Louisville bats which is part of the ABA league.

Religion and Culture

Religions in Louisville

There are over 135,000 Roman Catholic people in Louisville. The main religions there are Christianity, Islamic, and Buddhism. 1 out of every three people there are Southern Baptist. On memorial day the Southern Baptists hold the worlds largest beetle festival in the world. Every summer Louisville holds the Kentucky Shakespeare. They also do Shakespeare plays one day every week all summer long.

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