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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM135I_warner-l-jones-jr_Lexington-KY.html
For more than 50 years, Warner L. Jones Jr. was on the board of Churchill Downs, which a great-great-great uncle, Col. M. Lewis Clark, founded in 1875. For 12 years, Jones was chairman. Thus, much of his career was involved in protecting and promo…
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Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. was given the nickname of "Bull" while in school. He was known as such thereafter, the name fitting his large physical frame and deep, commanding voice. Hancock inherited responsibility for Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM134U_bing-crosby_Lexington-KY.html
After Meadow Court wom the Irish Sweeps Derby of 1965, fans were treated to Bing Crosby's impromptu crooning of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." The famous singer and actor was part owner of the winning colt. Years before, Crosby had greeted the ope…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM134T_e-p-taylor_Lexington-KY.html
A Canadian whose breeding farms were in Ontario and Maryland, E. P. Taylor nevertheless had a profound influence on Kentucky. His patronage of the Keeneland select yearling sale was significant in its emergence as the elite among international auc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1347_sheikh-mohammed_Lexington-KY.html
Through the last two decades of the 20th Century and into the next, the dominant purchasers of Thoroughbreds in the world were the Maktoum brothers from the country of Dubai. As the ruling family of that oil producing Emirate, the Maktoums are int…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1339_august-belmont-ii_Lexington-KY.html
Man O' War, the legendary race horse from the Golden Age of Sport, was bred in Kentucky by August Belmont II. For more than a quarter-century, Belmont was perhaps the most important figure in Thoroughbred racing, as chairman of the Jockey Club, a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12ZP_ashland-park-olmsted-brothers-in-ky_Lexington-KY.html
(obverse)Ashland Park In 1904, descendants of Henry Clay hired famed landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and John Charles Olmsted, to design Ashland Park neighborhood on the 600-acre estate. Constructed over a 15-year period, develo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12YZ_breckinridges-last-home_Lexington-KY.html
Built circa 1866, this house was occupied by John C. Breckinridge in 1874-1875. The former U.S. senator and youngest U.S. vice-president was also a Confederate general and secretary of war. After exile, he returned to Lexington in 1869 and resumed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12YY_school-of-medicine_Lexington-KY.html
(obverse)Site of the world-renowned Medical Hall of Transylvania University. Erected 1839 and dedicated November 2, 1840. Massive building of Grecian architecture with facilities not surpassed at that time by any school in America or Europe. Const…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12YX_thomas-hunt-morgan-genetic-research_Lexington-KY.html
(obverse)Thomas Hunt Morgan Winner of 1933 Nobel Prize was born in Hunt-Morgan house, 1866; grew up here. A nephew of John Hunt Morgan, he attended State College of Ky. (Univ. of Ky.). Taught at Columbia Univ. and there, influenced by Mendel's …
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