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AUG 2016

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28 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.16 THE BIT Going for the Green By Jack Welch Illustration by Carrie Neumayer It's become routine for me: If I'm writing about a location in Louisville — be it a building, house or natural feature — I go right to Google Satellite, the photographic "living" map that allows viewers to peruse the subject within the context of its surroundings. Such was the case while researching the Kentucky State Fair's first long-term site (see page 24) in the Chickasaw neighborhood. The from- above perspective shows the acreage boxed in by South Western Parkway, Gibson Lane, the Shawnee Expressway and a row of Chickasaw residences. There's a sizable empty field in the eastern third of the property where the horse-racing track (and musical-entertainment venue) Miles Park stood until the mid-1970s. Blowing up the picture one click, I began scanning east from the old fairgrounds site, through the Parkland, Park DuValle, Park Hill and California neighborhoods, toward Limerick and Old Louisville. Suddenly, at 15th Street, I was stopped dead in my tracking by a huge change Dreaming of shade in sun- baked parts of town. Saturday, September 10th, 1-11PM The Highlands Festival activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave in the Highlands. The music starts at 4:00, but the party goes all day! • 100 Local art and craft vendors • Live performances by Wildwood and What Ever Will • Family fun zone with bouncy house, face painting, balloon animals • Shock Top Belgian White Beer Garden Sponsors – Shock Top Belgian White, Louisville Swig, Louisville.com, Wick's Pizza, O'Shea's Irish Pub, Baxter's 942, Flanagan's Ale House, Outlook Inn, Molly Malone's, DiOrio's Pizza, 95.7 WQMF, Family Health Centers, JetStream Digital 402 4 stonecrofthones.net Your Custom Home Builder David P. Lutes 502.523.7041 stonecrofthomes.net

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