Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – College Hill in the Civil War

This week Throwback Thursday shares more Bowling Green Civil War history. The College Hill district at Reservoir Hill is one of the most prominent spots. While it’s now a historic Victorian-era neighborhood, it was once home to a Confederate fort. Throwback Thursday has covered how Bowling Green was home to both Confederate and Union occupation during the American Civil War….

Throwback Thursday – The Turpin Building

Downtown Bowling Green is the heart of this community. Since the town sprawled from this center, the buildings that make up Fountain Square are some of the oldest. This week we’re featuring the Turpin Building on State Street. Recognize it from the beautiful Kentucky limestone façade. Built in 1872 for Mary Turpin, the Italianate style still radiates nearly 150 years…

Throwback Thursday – Fort Underwood

Bowling Green has a rich Civil War history. Held by both Confederate and Union troops throughout the war, local families told accounts of the hostilities raged against the city and its people. One of the most popular stories is of the Underwood family in Mount Ayr. Readers can enjoy a more detailed history of the family in Josie Underwood’s Civil…

Throwback Thursday – Over 70 years of beautifying Bowling Green highways

Keeping our roads safe and protecting highways are just a couple of responsibilities of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. More than 70 years ago, one of its local employees was the first to plan a roadside park in Bowling Green. In 1948, William Taylor Runner helped start a continuous journey to keep the natural beauty of our highways. William Taylor Runner…

Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green’s first tourist camp and the Tavern Nite Club

You may recognize the giant water wheel from the Nashville Road entrance of Lost River Cave, one of Bowling Green’s oldest tourist attractions. While this place continues to bring modern tourists and locals alike, this week we’re stepping back in time over a hundred years to experience Lost River Cave’s first tourist camps. A century ago, the United States was…