George Denison Prentice

George Denison Prentice (HM1Z6S)

Location: Louisville, KY 40203 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.653', W 85° 45.473'

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George Denison Prentice (1802-1870) was a controversial figure in Louisville history. Born in Connecticut, educated at Brown, University Prentice taught school, and studied both law and medicine before embarking on a career in journalism. Henry Clay invited Prentice to Kentucky to promote Clay's bid for the U. S. Presidency. In 1830 Prentice launched the Louisville Journal as a partisan Whig paper, and attacked his political enemies with a sharp pen published in a widely distributed booklet called "Prenticeana.''
An avowed "Know-Nothing," Prentice's anti-Catholic/anti-immigrant rhetoric is said to have contributed to the "Bloody Monday" riots on Election Day, August 6, 1855. That event (See: historical marker at the Cathedral of the Assumption) overshadowed Prentice's personal appeal to calm the rioters. Journalists and editors agree that Prentice's stylistic contributions to their craft have endured, despite his tarnished legacy.
HM NumberHM1Z6S
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Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608693 N 4233641
Decimal Degrees38.24421667, -85.75788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.653', W 85° 45.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 39.18" N, 85° 45' 28.38" 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 300-398 Library Pl, Louisville KY 40203, US
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