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boomer

Mount Sterling, KY

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#1881
Oct 8, 2011
 
did anyone out hear grow up on west indian trail or play on camp taylor little league baseball in the late 60s early 70s
markdf

Pompano Beach, FL

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#1882
Oct 9, 2011
 
Don't know if anyone remembers him,but Dr. David Decker passed away earlier this year. He was a 1970 graduate of Western High School and played keyboards in several well known bands around Louisville including the Scond Time Around band. He later went and studied medicine in the Dominican Republic and then practiced medicine in the Jeffersontown area. He was a good man and a good friend. Anyway RIP Dave
Pat

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#1883
Dec 22, 2011
 
grandma now wrote:
i rember going to an amusement park i think called fountain ??? i also remeber another but it seems like it was off taylor blvd area? There was a department store either across the street or close by can anyone help with the names and exact locals of these 2 places Thanks
Fountain Ferry and was located at the end of Market Street and Southwestern Parkway. The other place was on 7th st (close to Berry Boulavard) and was called Kitty Land. across the street was a dept sore called airlens.
doug

Frankfort, KY

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#1884
Dec 23, 2011
 
DangMe wrote:
<quoted text>Fontaine Ferry park (or Ghost Town on the River when the Blacks ransacked it and chased off the park workers) had been integrated BEFORE the park was destroyed. NO EXCUSES for the way these people acted!
they still act the same way.
doug

Frankfort, KY

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#1885
Dec 23, 2011
 
The Kentucky Colonels. God I loved that team. I still hate John Y Brown for folding them and will dance and celebrate when he dies.
Cherry

Oakland, CA

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#1886
Feb 21, 2012
 
I remember jump rope, hop scotch, four square and "Peggy" on the dead end street. Hot summer days when you could buy a huge donut from "Miss Ole Lady's store for a nickel, and later in the evening a red Barg cream soda for maybe 10 cents. Being sprayed with the garden hose and taking turns running through it. Not wearing shoes the entire summer, except for church on Sunday, just because the ground felt so good...even though it was hot. Neighborhoods with lots of kids, and you could just go from house to house, and no one worried about their kids safety. Sleeping in the "front room" in the summer time with the screen door open to feel the cool breeze ...yes the door was locked but you could still leave it open to catch the breeze. Kids today just don't know. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the world were that safe again.....
markdf

Newport, TN

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#1887
Feb 22, 2012
 
Cherry wrote:
I remember jump rope, hop scotch, four square and "Peggy" on the dead end street. Hot summer days when you could buy a huge donut from "Miss Ole Lady's store for a nickel, and later in the evening a red Barg cream soda for maybe 10 cents. Being sprayed with the garden hose and taking turns running through it. Not wearing shoes the entire summer, except for church on Sunday, just because the ground felt so good...even though it was hot. Neighborhoods with lots of kids, and you could just go from house to house, and no one worried about their kids safety. Sleeping in the "front room" in the summer time with the screen door open to feel the cool breeze ...yes the door was locked but you could still leave it open to catch the breeze. Kids today just don't know. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the world were that safe again.....
It will be..........someday
Shari

Burlington, KY

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#1888
Jul 3, 2012
 
I remember Dipper Dans ice cream, A&P and Woolworths in Iroquois shopping center. I love the heart shaped chairs in Dipper Dans. I used to save my money and eat lunch at Scottys Hamburgers on the way home from school as well as Burger Chef & Burger Queen. I remember doing all my Christmas shopping for my family with my piggy bank savings at DimeCo. Nice memories.
Shari

Burlington, KY

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#1889
Jul 3, 2012
 
oh and we used to eat Pizza at Guys Pizza and Angelos Pizza as well as ice cream at Hazelwood Ice Cream.
SHively

Shelbyville, KY

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Jul 3, 2012
 
SHively

Shelbyville, KY

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#1891
Jul 3, 2012
 
just me wrote:
does a,ynbody remember cruising frichs on dixie highway in 68,69 and some of the kids names that hung out there alot?
Oh yes
Mark Johnson, Punky Perry, Charles Drunk, Donnie Borne, Jimmy Hill, Larry Neuren, Mary Downhill, Sandy Carmen, Cindy Evans , Sue House... bunch of kids hung around on Dixie Hwy from 68 to 70s ...
it was so much fun
uk fan

Rineyville, KY

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#1892
Jul 7, 2012
 
SHively wrote:
<quoted text>Oh yes
Mark Johnson, Punky Perry, Charles Drunk, Donnie Borne, Jimmy Hill, Larry Neuren, Mary Downhill, Sandy Carmen, Cindy Evans , Sue House... bunch of kids hung around on Dixie Hwy from 68 to 70s ...
it was so much fun
Anyone ever hang out at Jerry's on Bardstown rd and Hikes ln
Redneck

Shepherdsville, KY

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#1893
Jul 7, 2012
 
uk fan wrote:
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Anyone ever hang out at Jerry's on Bardstown rd and Hikes ln
WOW,you was a party animal!
ronson

Rockfield, KY

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#1894
Aug 11, 2012
 
i remember the days of fountain ferry,won lots of wooden free passes,winning races at fountain ferry skating rink,with my chicago racing skates,black high tops with flames on the toes of my boots.my freind &i were great at tamdum races,no one could catch us.that was the good ole days,couldnt wait to go to fountain ferry!!!!
Rick P

Sarasota, FL

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#1895
Aug 11, 2012
 
Me too Ronson, My Dad worked there part time in the early 60s.
BruceP

Radcliff, KY

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#1896
Oct 28, 2012
 
grandma now wrote:
i rember going to an amusement park i think called fountain ??? i also remeber another but it seems like it was off taylor blvd area? There was a department store either across the street or close by can anyone help with the names and exact locals of these 2 places Thanks
The first park was fountain ferry witch became goasttown on the river the one on 7th and berry was kiddieland the department store was arlins or arlans that also was on 7th street it became the flee market if anybody knows anything about kiddieland or have any picture would love to hear or see email at bpoggenborg@insightbb.com thanks.
DCM

Erlanger, KY

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#1899
Dec 28, 2012
 
Marc wrote:
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From old maps, Looks like Fountaine Ferry was at the very end of West Market, next to Shawnee park. It is now a field however there is a new sub division called Fountaine Landing court. Its old address was 230 Southwestern Parkway, lou. KY, 40212. Fountaine had an estate on that site shown in older maps and in 1903 the amusement park was started with the remains of his estate. The Ohio river curves to the left around the park and was flooded in the 1937 flood.
Current Map:( Go to the street view and you can look around.)
http://maps.google.com/maps...
I totally missed out on visiting Fountaine Ferry Park as a kid, too much trouble at the time. But we did go to Kiddieland and the Ky State Fair.
I would love to hear from anyone about your experiences at: Kiddieland, growing up in Highland Park or Fountaine Ferry Park.
M
I remember Kiddie Land! Having been born in 1952, I was still in single digits, when taken to the park. It was a treat. Set on a gravel lot, small, simple rides, but, still a treat for us! Did get to enjoy the Beautiful Fountain Ferry, before it closed. Still, the thought of the large, laughing figures, gives me chills. My 1st roller coaster ride was there, which, simultaneously frightened & thrilled me!! I never skated there, but, my husband did, frequently, as a boy. Fond memories of my childhood, in my beloved Lou.!
Not Romantic

Bowling Green, KY

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#1900
Jan 10, 2013
 
grandma now wrote:
what about the skating rinks!!There used to be one on bluelick and preston thats where i learned to skate at the age of 3 or 4ish..And Champs Roller Rink on ??New cut third ????yes thats is where i had my first kiss in 1974 it was so cool then and the sock hop at the end of the night was even better where we could dance take the skates off and have a good time on the floor..And SLOW dance with our CRUSHES while our parents just about had a fit watching us wanting to yank us off the floor bell bottoms and all>>!!!!!!!!!
Brown headed girl that wore glasses. Was there with one friend.
Karen

Navarre, FL

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#1901
Jan 21, 2013
 
My cousin owned Bill's Supper Club. The amusement park was across the street from the old Arlen's department store. I grew up on 7th street.
Ed Elmore

Louisville, KY

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#1902
Apr 20, 2013
 
Boom wrote:
I went to Toy Tiger a few times back in the 80's. Remember it well. Had different types of people there. What happened to all the good clubs?, like I would go now-a-days anyway. I remember Caddies, where they had the car on top of the pole. There are some others that I went to out in St Matthews too but can't remember, Rascals was one I think.
There used to be a lot of fun places around town. I remember Chicks, Mr Birds, The 4621 Club and of course The Office Lounge in the Mid City Mall.

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