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5 Fun Facts About August 24 In Kentucky History

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1. In 1824, a political rally was held in Lexington to support Andrew Jackson's presidential campaign. The event was attended by thousands of people and started a tradition of political rallies in Kentucky.

2. The first Kentucky State Fair was held on August 24, 1856, in Louisville. The fair showcased Kentucky's agricultural and industrial products and has since become an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

3. On August 24, 1865, Kentucky became the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery. This was a significant moment in the state's history and helped to pave the way for the end of slavery in the United States.

4. In 1896, the Mammoth Cave National Park was established in Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave system and attracts over 500,000 visitors each year.

5. On August 24, 2006, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail was officially launched. The trail is a tourism initiative that highlights nine of Kentucky's bourbon distilleries and has become a popular attraction for visitors to the state.
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