BEST Places to Picnic in
Boone and other frontiersmen settled in Kentucky, the "Bluegrass
State," in 1769. Its name comes from the Iroquois Indian word
"Ken-tah-ten," or "land of tomorrow."
the Union in 1792, Kentucky is the 15th state and the first state west
of the Appalachian Mountains.
Today, Kentucky is associated with coal mines and horse farms and
racing. America's most prestigious horse race, the Kentucky Derby, is
held in Louisville annually.
The state flower is the goldenrod, the cardinal is the state bird and
Frankfort is the capital.
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