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Louisville is a true river city, one that grew from need in the late 18th century; the legendary Falls of the Ohio brought river traffic to a crawl, leading to the settlement of Louisville and surrounding areas, culminating in the city becoming a booming river town that revolved around its shipping trade. But Louisville isn’t one to look back. While it has become known for its connection to bourbon and is a destination every spring since 1875, thanks to the Kentucky Derby, the city thrives for many reasons. From a riverfront that has been developed into a thriving park area to its Museum Row, culinary scene, arts, and architecture, Louisville has developed a new personality, and one with a bright future. William Manning has captured this spirit in photographs, creating a stunning display of color, culture, and a city very much on the rise. Enjoy this intimate portrait of a city by the mighty Ohio.
About the Author
Kevin is an author, freelance writer, public speaker, and lifelong resident of the Louisville area. He has published several books, including Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure; Unique Eats and Eateries of Louisville; and Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft. Kevin has won many awards for his work, but he can’t seem to find them just now. Regardless, he currently resides peacefully in the beautiful Clifton neighborhood with his silly hound dog, Atticus. To learn more about Kevin’s work, visit KevinGibsonWriter.com.