the bluegrass state

2013 Kentucky Derby - Orb + Post Race
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5 interesting facts

  1. Kentucky was named for an Indian word 'Kenhtahkeh' that means "meadowland" or "prairie
  2. Held every year since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country.
  3. In the spring, bluegrass produces bluish-purple buds that when seen in large fields give a bluish tinge to the grass.
  4. Kentucky's 400-miles-long Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States.
  5. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, the victor and vanquished of the American Civil War, both were born in Kentucky.