If your Louisville moving company just pulled away, you probably don’t know much about your new city. Let us give you a quick run down of fun facts that you might need to know in order to get quickly acclimated to this new town.
It’s not all racetracks: Did you know that Louisville has one of the largest urban municipal forests? The Jefferson Memorial Forest boasts 6,000 acres of forest and is located just south of the city.
It’s the home of the first cheeseburger: In 1934, the cheeseburger was invented at Kaelin’s Restaurant when Margaret Kaelin asked her husband to put a slice of American cheese on his hamburger.
The song “Happy Birthday” was written in Louisville: Mildred and Patty Hill wrote the song ‘Happy Birthday’ in their kindergarten class.
It’s the home of Muhammad Ali: Louisville is the home of this world-renowned three-time heavyweight champion.
The Ohio River is BIG: The Ohio River skirts around the city, but also flows for 981 miles and is one of North America’s biggest rivers.
Kentuckiana: As a local, you might hear people call downtown ‘Kentuckiana’ because the metropolitan area includes some southern Indiana counties.
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