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Curious Louisville: Why Is There An Omar Khayyam Blvd In Valley Station?

Lisa Gillespie

Nadeem Siddiqui and his family recently moved to Valley Station, in the southeastern part of Louisville. "It's stereotypically not the most multicultural area of Louisville," he said. So it surprised him to see a street named Omar Khayyam Blvd. "[He] was a medieval Persian poet," he said. "Growing up my parents had a lot of books of his poetry."

Nadeem wanted to know how this street came to be, in this neighborhood. So we went looking for the answer.

Listen to the answer here:

Why does Louisville have so many fish fries?

(Can't hear the audio? Here's a transcript)

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.

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