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May 16, 201212:00pmCrawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community
Located on fifty acres of swampy land along the Kentucky River, this small
Frankfort neighborhood had a reputation for vice, violence, moral corruption, and unsanitary conditions thus making it a target for urban renewal projects that replaced the neighborhood with the Capital Plaza in the mid-1960s. Using oral histories and firsthand memories, Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, provides a record of the vanished neighborhood and its culture, and demonstrates how this type of study enhances the historical record.
Reservations required by May 11. $18 for KHS members and $23 for all other patrons.
Location: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
For more information contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or email email@example.com