Saturday, December 20, 2014

Films about the history of Louisville

Films about the history of Louisville.

Many people born in Ohio County either lived in Louisville part of their life, or visited there often.  I thought you might enjoy watching these two films about Louisville's history.

1. KET (Kentucky Educational Television) has an excellent historical film that is about 27 ½ minutes long.  Here is the full description of the film:

This Alfred Shands documentary takes a look at the city of Louisville during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Just when New Deal programs and a business recovery seemed to be starting to turn the economy around, the devastating Ohio River flood of 1937 plunged the city into crisis again.

Here is the link for the film:

After you start the film, increase the size to full screen by clicking on the arrows in the lower right hand corner of the film.  Use the Escape key to return to normal screen size.

2. KET has a second film about early Louisville history of about the same length. Here is the full description of the second film:

A Time Remembered

A look back at Louisville's early history, from the first settlement on Corn Island in 1778 to the end of the 19th century. By the mid-1800s, Louisville had become one of the most important cities in the country. At the end of the century, the steamboat era came to an end, and the city's economy made the transition to railroad transportation.

Here is the link for the second film:

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