The Louisville Tornado of 1890 stereographs (dated 1890; 0.05 cubic feet; 13 items) are now on ExploreUK. The collection comprises stereographs that document the Louisville Tornado of 1890 taken by George Barker. Identified locations include the Louisville Tobacco Warehouse, Baxter Square, Burnhams Store, the Church of the Sacred Heart, St. John’s Church, Falls City Hall, and the Union Depot. These images document the wreckage in different regions of the city.
The Louisville Tornado of 1890 occurred on March 27, killing over
one-hundred people and injuring fifty-five. The tornado hit much of the
downtown area, flattening many buildings. Among the many businesses,
homes, warehouses, and buildings that were destroyed, the Falls City
Hall was one of the most damaged sites. This tornado still remains one of the
most destructive natural disaster in the history of Kentucky.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Jim Curtis photograph collection on Civil Rights in Kentucky.
Labels: civil rights
Monday, January 11, 2016
Unit 1. Quality of Life in Rural Poverty Areas
Unit 2. Economic Progress in an Appalachian County: The Relationship Between Economic and Social Change
Unit 3. A Selective Description of a Knox County Mountain Neighborhood
Unit 4. Family Life Styles, Social Participation, and Socio-Cultural Change
Unit 5. Poverty, Participation, and Political Socialization
Unit 6. The Youth Development Program
Unit 7. Modernization of Life Styles
Unit 8. Leadership and Community Relations
Unit 9. The “Image” of the Knox County Community Action Program
Unit 10. The Knox County Economic Opportunity Council Anti-Poverty Arts and Crafts Store Program
Unit 11. The Early Childhood Program
Unit 12. The Health Education Program
Unit 13. Recent Home Construction in Two Appalachian Counties
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