Thanks for playing Know Your City! Let’s review the questions.
- Who’s ahead in overall games won in the Trinity-St. X football rivalry?
- In 1976, The Louisville Clock (often called the Derby Clock) made its first appearance on Fourth Street. Do you know the name of the sculptor who is responsible for its creation?
- Some of you youngsters may not know it but Louisville used to have its own professional basketball team. What was the team’s name?
And here are the answers:
- Trinity—Trinity holds a 46-38 lead in the high school rivalry series that began in 1956.
Barney Bright—Jeptha Barnard Bright, Jr, better known as Barney Bright, created the 40-foot high ornamental clock in 1976. It looked like a gigantic wind-up tool and at noon each day, a bugle would announce the beginning of a race between five hand-carved statues of figures with local significance. You can read about the travails of the clock here. (Extra points if you knew that Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton was once Bright’s apprentice.)
- Kentucky Colonels—Active from 1967 to 1976, the Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for the league’s nine years. They stayed in Louisville for the entire duration. In fact, the Colonels won the world championship in 1975! More detail from Louisville Magazine here.
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