New PDF release: Latonia (Images of America)

By Lisa Curtiss Gillham

The Latonia Racetrack, opened in 1883, used to be one of many country's most interesting. Its presence spurred improvement, and the ensuing city finally took its identify from the well-known song. Latonia flourished with assistance from the railroad, which carried viewers into city and hauled coal from the mining areas of southeastern Kentucky. The racetrack and railroad made Latonia a bustling middle of job and taken characters from all walks of existence. Railroaders and solid boys tipped their hats to prosperous celebrities arriving to play the chances on the music. recognized jockeys, church-going housewives, and con males crossed paths on the racetrack and at Ritte's nook. Named for a saloon, Ritte's nook was once thought of the center of Latonia, and it was once a spot the place townspeople accrued to socialise, change tales, and get the newest information. In 1909, Latonia used to be annexed by means of Covington, however it is still an area with its personal identification and a spot households name domestic, iteration after generation.

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