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1869 total solar eclipse put spotlight on Kentucky as well

08/01/2017 02:56 PM

FRANKFORT – On August 21, tens of thousands of Kentuckians, as well as people from surrounding states and some foreign countries, will venture to Bowling Green, Russellville, Hopkinsville, Cadiz, Central City, Madisonville, Dawson Springs, Princeton, Eddyville, Benton, Paducah, and all points in between to view a rare natural phenomena, a total solar eclipse, where the moon totally obscures the sun. The last time Kentucky towns were the epicenter of viewing a total solar eclipse was back on August 7, 1869. Kentucky Historical... Read more 

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