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True or False?
- Thomas Edison once lived in Louisville
- Al Capone was a regular at the Seelbach Hotel.
- Louisville historical landmark Locust Grove is famous for having been the home of Abraham Lincoln.
And here are the answers:
- True—Edison came to Louisville in 1866 to work as a telegraph key operator. He lived in a cottage in the Butchertown neighborhood in a shot-gun duplex. The building is now a museum called the Thomas Edison House.
- True—The Seelbach claims that Capone used to visit the the hotel to play poker. In fact, today there is a small alcove in The Oakroom that was Capone’s favorite place to play cards. Capone actually gifted the hotel with a large mirror that still hangs there today.
- False—The 55-acre 18th century farm site situated in eastern Jefferson County was founded in 1790 by William Croghan and his wife Lucy Clark Croghan. Lucy was the sister of George Rogers Clark. Clark lived at the site in the final years of his life, from 1809 to 1818.
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