Ruth Hanly Booe 1891-1973

Ruth Hanly Booe 1891-1973 (HM1L0K)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.685', W 84° 52.405'

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In 1919, friends Ruth Hanly and Rebecca Gooch left teaching to found Rebecca-Ruth Candy. Operating out of the barroom of the Frankfort Hotel, closed due to Prohibition, the two were successful entrepreneurs before women gained the right to vote. In 1929, Gooch sold her half of the business to the widow Booe.

Booe is credited as the inventor of the "Bourbon Ball", a world-famous confection, and the "Mint Kentucky Colonel". Her business savvy saw the company through a factory fire, the Great Depression, and sugar rationing during World War II. Booe remained active in the business until 1964.
HM NumberHM1L0K
Marker Number2192
Year Placed2005
Placed ByRuth Booe Foundation, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686223 N 4229560
Decimal Degrees38.19475000, -84.87341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.685', W 84° 52.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 41.1" N, 84° 52' 24.3" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142-198 E 2nd St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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