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Louisville's French History

The pronunciation of our city's name is a sure-fire way to tell a native from a noob. But there's a reason it isn't Lewis-ville: because the S isn't pronounced in King Louis XVI. The earliest Louisvillians came from everywhere, it seems - many of them from France. This Bastille Day we'll tip our chapeaus and raise a glass of Bordeaux to Louisville's French history.  Photo by rreihm


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