By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (June 1, 2021) – In Issue 2021-104 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, it’s all about the things you think of…


The Commonwealth of Kentucky joined the Union as the 15th state in 1792 on this day.

What do you think of when someone says Kentucky?  Is it…

… Horses, Kentucky Derby, tobacco, bourbon, Louisville Slugger, My Old Kentucky Home, Abraham Lincoln, Muhammed Ali / Cassius Clay, The Greatest, Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Colonel, Hot Brown (invented at Louisville’s Brown Hotel), Daniel Boone, cheeseburger (invented at Kaelin’s in Louisville), bluegrass music, or basketball?

Here is a humorous pictorial map of the Bluegrass State by Ruth Taylor White from 1938.

The Bluegrass State – 1938 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.