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Invitation to "Kentucky Home Coming Week" 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-87-27383253 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Invitation to "Kentucky Home Coming Week" J.P. Morton, Louisville, Ky. : 1906.  p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Coleman Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1993. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN02921.10 KUK) Printing Master B92-87. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Reunions Kentucky. "Our State" This is Kentucky. Turn and gaze; How fair the Earth! the heaven how near! Where smile the stars, where glow the days More gloriously than thcy do here See where she stands! about her knee Her mighty sons: among them Clay And Lincoln,-yea! long may shc he Mother of men as great as they! -Madisox Cauwk i At the Falls of the Ohio Nineteen Hundred and Six ABSENT SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF OLD KENTUCKY: Greeting: IJActing upon a suggestion made to it by a young lady, born in Kentucky but now living in Colorado, the Louisville Commercial Club is to have a Home Coming Week for all Kentuckians, next June. EPreliminary steps taken by the Club to- ward getting lists of those who have left home and friends to fight life's battles elsewhere have resulted so satisfactorily that the Com- mittee on Conventions and Entertainment of the Club, of which Col. R. S. Brown is Chairman, under whose auspices the general scheme of arrangement will be worked out, feels that the time is ripe for extending an invitation to those whose names have been procured. Your name is on the list now in our possession, hence this invitation. As one June in Kentucky The trumpet vines are blowing reveille -a hundred -a thousand coral bugles sounding the morning call of peace. The corn is being plowed. A light mist lies on the woods. A little brook slips under the villows, darkens. and dances out again laughing in the sun. l I who first saw the light of day in Kentucky, you are most cordially invited to come once more to see the old folks at home. EffVe want to get the railroads of the United States to make a rate of one fare for the round trip for this great event, so the chances of hav- ing many thousand transplanted Kentuckians, their wives, their sons and daughters, will be greatly enhanced. If you feel that you will be present, please accept the invitation by signing the enclosed post card and mailing it. All ac- ceptances will be taken before the passenger associations of the country, and we have assur- ances that the half-rate will be granted. Your acceptance may be based upon that assumption. qJThe other card enclosed is for you to use in sending us any names of former Kentuckians you may know. Kindly fill out this card at once, so we may extend to them this invi- tation. EJWhile Louisville will be the host-city, all Kentucky will join in the welcome to its re- turning sons and daughters. It is p ed to Thc wheat is nearly ready for harvest. The green world is busy, glad. blossom-laden. The hedges are bright with butterfly weeds. Elder and wild hydrangea peep above the edge of the gorgc. The cricket heralds midsummer. --Ingram Crocket. I have a Commissioner from every County, ap- pointed by the Governor, open headquarters in the big new Armory, there to receive and register natives of each County. The Com- mercial Club has received assurances, if such were necessary, from every section of the old Commonwealth, that it will have the heartiest co-operation in the pleasing role of entertainer. Taft is not possible at this early day to give more than an outline of the programme; all plans are necessarily immature, but we have progressed sufficiently to announce in a general way the events of "Home Coming Week." \Wednesday, June 13th will be known as " Reception and Welcome Day." Registration of all visitors at the 119 County headquarters in the new Armory. Civic and Military Parade. Mr. Henry Watterson has been invited to deliver the chief address of welcome, and former Governor David R. Francis, of Missouri, the response. Among the others invited to appear on the Kentucky" I love your woods and ver- dant ills, And every stream and farm- land, For to your sons, dear mother State, Your every road ' a charmland: I I programme are former U. S. Senators Wm. Lindsay and John G. Carlisle, of New York City, Associate Justice John M. Harlan, of the U. S. Supreme Court, former Governor Thomas T. Crittenden, of Missouri, and former Vice-President Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois. This list will be enlarged with the names of other Kentuckians who, in adopted homes, have marked their names high on the roll of fame in the law, the ministry, and commercial pursuits. Thursday, June 14th is to be "Foster Day " in honor of Stephen Collins Foster, the author of the immortal song, "My Old Kentucky Home." The events of this day will include brass band and vocal concerts, it being planned to mass several bands to render ""My Old Kentucky Home," and have a chorus of several thousand children honor Foster's memory. The committee hopes to have a statue of Foster made by a noted Kentucky sculptor, to be unveiled and later placed in the New Capitol at Frankfort. No fairer women in the world. Nor braver men are living, To bles the places whence they go Than those that you are giving. And for your strong and loving ways, Your happy homes and graces, Your sons are zealous that your name Shall hold the highest places, And love you, dear Kentucky. - William lishoot Visscher. I I I Friday, June 15th I ""Daniel Boone Day," will give all of us the opportunity of paying tribute to the Ken- tucky pioneer, reviewing the State's earliest history, the trials and privations of its men and women in the eighteenth century, the fights led by Gen. George Rogers Clark, Kentuckians at the River Raisin, etc., etc. It has been suggested that the day be spent in the parks, and that following the oratory there be given old-fashioned games, in which prizes will be awarded; sewing bees, apple parings, corn huskings, the day concluding with the Virginia Reel," on a platform (inside a stock- ade) built to hold a thousand couples. Shocks of corn and barrels of apples will be arranged for this winter to be used in the husking and paring. The committee will pay special recog- nition on this day to all the living kindred of Boone who attend the festivities. A hand- some medal will be given the person present who can prove the closest relationship to the great pioneer. Kentucky Daughter of the East. Mother of the West; Link that binds North and South. I Saturday, June 16th has been set aside as " Greater Kentucky Day," with barbecues, camp fires, and the like, a day when we can tell how Kentuckians have assisted in making the fields of other States more prolific, the bench and bar of other States more learned, their press more profound; how Kentuckians have helped dis- close the hidden mineral treasures of other States; how they have contributed to advance- ment under all conditions. Sunday, June 17th we will sing "Until We Meet Again,"' and listen to good sermons from the pulpits 0f Louisville's churches, preached by Kentuck- ians who are ministers of the Gospel in other Commonwealths. 4JThe committee expects to arrange with the railroads to grant 30 and 60 day extensions on all tickets, which will enable visitors to leave Sunday night for any point in the State, Honor to their Native State Kentucky genius, grace, and g.ntleness, Ken- tucky initiative. push and pluck, have to every State imparted a wealth of valued achievements and inestimable refinement. Everywhere popular, brave, truthful, the Kentuckian has left the im- press of his forceful yet lovable manhood in all States and all lands to which he has wandered. I to stay for a time with friends and relatives. A rate of one cent per mile will probably be in effect for these side trips. Special excur- sions will be run to Frankfort to see the pro- gress of the work on the New Capitol., and to Mammoth Cave and to the two High Bridges across the Kentucky River. qhIn addition to the Boone prize, before men- tioned, the committee expects to make other handsome awards to the following: qThe former Kentuckian who comes the greatest distance. 4jThe former Kentuckian present who has lived longest outside the State without having returned. ECThe former Kentuckian present who left the State at the tenderest age. IqThe former Kentuckian present who left the State at the most advanced age. For further information, address Commercial Club, V. H. INGELHARD, Prc:ideJnt. Loui.mI1l, Ky. R. E. HUGHES, Secretary. "My Old Kentucky Home" Strikes a more responsive chord in the breast of Jobs P. true Kentuckians than even the national anthem. JohnP It is the call of the hearthstone. It has been Mono heard at home by countless Kentuckians who CompMY have been glad that they were not suffering the Louisvile pangs of homesickness beyond the border of the K-wcy State. It has brought many wanderers back to thaeir native heath rejoicinj. II