Happy 225th Birthday to Kentucky! On this day in 1792, the Bluegrass State was admitted to the union.
This sugar spoon is a horribly tacky souvenir from Louisville, Kentucky. The horse is looking at us as if to say “yup, Kentucky.”
Both my dad’s paternal side and my mom’s maternal side of the family were in Kentucky in the early 1800s on their way across the country, eventually settling in Washington territory.
Also admitted to the union on this day, but in 1796: Tennessee! Congrats to both states on their lengthy statehoods.