NOTICE: Due to a warehouse fire, copies of Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure are not available via direct purchase. The book is being re-printed, but in the meantime, please contact Carmichaels Books, Books-a-Million, or Barnes & Noble for in-stock copies. Amazon.com is out of stock.
Where would you find the remains of a sainted Roman centurion on public display? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even a gorgeous, nearly century-old prayer grotto hidden in plain sight? That would be Louisville as well. From a haunted cave to a serene, river-island escape, Louisville has its share of secrets and oddities. Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure is a book that answers questions you didn’t even realize you had about the city that stands proudly along the Ohio River. A tree cursed by witches? It’s here. A tattoo history museum? That’s Louisville, too. You get the picture: Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky’s largest city, covering the strange, the surprising, and sometimes the silly locales, history, and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the ”Happy Birthday” song, Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn’t even know you needed.