Thanks for playing Know your City! Let’s review the questions.

  1. What National Baseball Hall of Fame player graduated from duPont Manual High School?
  2. When almost all public libraries around the country were closed to black people, this branch in Louisville was the first one to serve, and be operated by, black residents. Which library was it?
  3. In one of Louisville’s weirdest urban legends, it is said that a part-man, part-goat and part-sheep creature living under a railroad trestle bridge in the Fisherville neighborhood. What name was given to this creature by locals?

And here are the answers:

  1. Pee Wee Reese—Reese was born in Meade County but his family moved to Louisville when he was 7. Reese was playing baseball in a church league when the Louisville Colonels allow the contenders for the championship to play on their field. The Colonels owner Cap Neal Saw Reese and signed him to a contract.
  2. The Louisville Western Branch library—When the city council passed an ordinance that created the library system, local educator Albert E. Meyzeek pushed the need to allow black citizens to use the system. When the libraries were about to open in 1904, the master plan included a branch for black citizens.
  3. The Pope Lick Monster—There are any versions of the legend of the creature, one weirder than the other. But we advise you not to go poking around on the bridge for it—signs are posted warning trespassers that they will be prosecuted.

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