Some People Don’t Know That Louisville Was The First To Do These 12 Things

Many people think that the only thing that Louisville has ever done first is run the famous Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Louisville is nothing if not innovative, and it has a long history of producing some of the nation’s (and the world’s) important firsts. Here is a list of just twelve of the things that Louisville is proud to have done first.

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Were you surprised by anything on this list? Which “first” do you think was most influential in Louisville history? Share your thoughts in the comments below!