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Ludlow Kicks Off Celebration of Sesquicentennial

On February 20, 1864, Ludlow became a city.

On February 20, 2014, the City kicked off the celebration of its 150th anniversary, the sesquicentennial.

The milestone will be marked by a series of events throughout the year honoring Ludlow's heritage and lasting legacy.

On Thursday, more than a hundred people gathered at the Ludlow Theatre for the event hosted by Circus Mojo. Congressman Thomas Massie initiated the celebration with a short presentation in an evening that featured performances by Circus Mojo, food & drinks, exhibits, and more than a dozen candidates for political office throughout Kenton County.

The exhibits highlighted LUdlow's history through photographs and pieces from the past, including old city council record books from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Photographic displays showcased the early development of the city from 1800 to 1864, the founding of the city and the arrival of the railway from 1864 to 1890, Ludlow at the turn of the century and the Ludlow Amusement Park from 1890 to 1920, the early twentieth century and the centennial celebration from 1920 to 1964, and modern Ludlow from 1964 to the present.

Photos from the event:

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News