Thanks for playing Know Your City! Let’s review the questions.
- Every year, Louisville features a unique festival that includes a walk that’s only price of admission that you dress as a member of, shall we say, the “living-impaired.” What’s the name of this walk?
- Did you know that long before Churchill Downs came to be, Louisville conducted horse races in a different way. Where did the first reported races happen?
- A groundbreaking, 15-hour operation was performed at Louisville Jewish Hospital in 1999. What kind of surgery was it? (hint: The was with Kleinert Kutz.)
And here are the answers:
- The Louisville Zombie Walk and Festival (LZW) starts at the corner of Eastern Pkwy and Bardstown Road and ends with a festival featuring live bands, side show style entertainment, food vendors, costume contest . Last year, 45,000 zombies attended.
- The first reported races in Louisville were happening on Market Street! Hard to picture now when you can barely get a car down the street today. Injuries to riders and spectators were common, prompting the construction of racetracks like Elm Tree Gardens and Oakland Race Course.
- Dr. Warren C. Briedenbach, a hand surgeon with Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center, performed the first hand transplant. He replaced the left hand of a New Jersey man named Matthew Scott (who’d lost his hand in 1985) with one from an unidentified donor. Last year was the 20th anniversary of the surgery.