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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour

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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory Tour is a must see for all baseball fans. What fun! These guys have had the professional baseball bat market covered for over 100 years. The tour is informative for all, and incredible for a baseball fan. No pictures are allowed inside the factory, (some union issue) so you will have go there to see it! The Factory Tour take you from a tree to a finished bat, including how it was done then and how it is done now. The tour guide was oh so very helpful and informative. And as an added bonus at the end of the tour you receive a mini-Louisville Slugger bat as a souvenir.

Louisville Slugger Museum Factory Tour

From Tree to Bat on the Tour

There is a movie theatre with a show on the history of the Louisville Slugger and all the batting heroes of baseball’s past. It is a nice diversion and quite enlightening. Around the facility there are many photo opportunities with murals and statutes as backdrops to make some nice memories. The wall of signatures is sure to please baseball fanatics. The Very nice facility, happy workers, a nice theatre make for a wonderful experience. Continue reading

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

Zacahary Taylor National Cemetery

Over 12,000 Buried here

The Zachary Taylor National Cemetery can surely bring ones own mortality to the forefront of thought. This was the case for me when coming down the long driveway toward the tomb of Zachary Taylor, our 12th President. To see all the headstones for the military men who have died and then get to

Zachary Taylor national Cemetery

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery

the generals tomb. Well it is a sobering and reflective experience. This National Cemetery honors our veterans, many of them fallen. The long driveway leads to the memorial statue and mausoleum. Although Zachary Taylor was initially buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC.  Now, if you note the sort of lump in the grass behind the current tomb,  it was the second resting place for Zachery, later updated to the stone above ground memorial, his third and hopefully final resting place. Well it seems that people could not leave well enough alone. Letting the dead rest came in second to new forensic cause of death investigation. So here is the story as I understand it. Zachary Taylor died in office of what was called undetermined stomach problems. There  was immediate speculation that he had been poisoned  by the pro-slavery factions. Tests were run to see if he was assassinated. Continue reading