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 ====== Florence Timeline ====== ====== Florence Timeline ======
   * 1788 - Filson overland route from Lexington to Cincinnati   * 1788 - Filson overland route from Lexington to Cincinnati
-  * [[1790]] - keep road in good repair from Kennedys ferry to Georgetown +  * [[1790]] - keep [[roads|road]] in good repair from Kennedy'[[ferries|ferry]] to Georgetown 
-  * [[1795]] - road from Kennedys Ferry to Dry Ridge opened as a wagon road. +  * [[1795]] - road from Kennedy's Ferry to Dry Ridge opened as a wagon road. 
-  * [[1816]] – Squirrel Hollow School,” established+  * [[1816]] – "Squirrel Hollow School," ​established
   * [[1816]] to [[1823]] - called Crossroads   * [[1816]] to [[1823]] - called Crossroads
   * [[1817]] – [[Abner Gaines]] stage coach from Cincinnati to Lexington.   * [[1817]] – [[Abner Gaines]] stage coach from Cincinnati to Lexington.
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   * [[1834]] – Woolen and Carding factory at end of Banklick St.   * [[1834]] – Woolen and Carding factory at end of Banklick St.
   * [[1836]] – The Covington-Lexington Turnpike was completed and Florence became the first stagecoach stop south of Covington.  ​   * [[1836]] – The Covington-Lexington Turnpike was completed and Florence became the first stagecoach stop south of Covington.  ​
-  * [[1851]] – Town Hall, also used as a school, was erected on a site on Main Street (the site is now occupied by an attorneys office).+  * [[1851]] – Town Hall, also used as a school, was erected on a site on Main Street (the site is now occupied by an attorney's office).
   * [[1855]] – The first agricultural fair in the county was held in Florence. Closed [[1881]] on J. Barton land near present day Kentaboo road.   * [[1855]] – The first agricultural fair in the county was held in Florence. Closed [[1881]] on J. Barton land near present day Kentaboo road.
-  * [[1862]] – An advance guard of the Confederate Army under the command of Brig. Gen. Henry Heath, whose main force had camped at Corinth and [[civil war|Snows Pond]] near [[Walton]], encountered Union pickets in the area around the Christian Church. ​ One man was killed, 18 wounded and the Yankees were routed by veteran Confederate troops who were part of a unit known as "​Morgans Raiders."​ +  * [[1862]] – An advance guard of the Confederate Army under the command of Brig. Gen. Henry Heath, whose main force had camped at Corinth and [[skirmish at snow's pond|Snow's Pond]] near [[Walton]], encountered Union pickets in the area around the Christian Church. ​ One man was killed, 18 wounded and the Yankees were routed by veteran Confederate troops who were part of a unit known as "​Morgan's Raiders."​ 
-  * [[1869]] – International Order of Odd Fellows built a lodge hall on Main Street. ​ The first floor was leased to various commercial entities over the years.+  * [[1869]] – International Order of Odd Fellows built a [[lodges|lodge]] hall on Main Street. ​ The first floor was leased to various commercial entities over the years.
   * [[1872]] – Greenwood Lake (Erlanger) got a [[railroads|railroad]] station and took some of the traffic from Florence.   * [[1872]] – Greenwood Lake (Erlanger) got a [[railroads|railroad]] station and took some of the traffic from Florence.
   * [[1896]] – Northern Agricultural Fair Association was organized to hold a four-day fair every fall in Florence. ​ The area bounded by U.S. 42, U.S. 25, Gibbons Street and Fair Street was known as the old Fairgrounds.  ​   * [[1896]] – Northern Agricultural Fair Association was organized to hold a four-day fair every fall in Florence. ​ The area bounded by U.S. 42, U.S. 25, Gibbons Street and Fair Street was known as the old Fairgrounds.  ​
-  * 1900 – [[John Uri Lloyd]] immortalizes Florence with his best selling novel, Stringtown on the Pike.+  * 1900 – [[John Uri Lloyd]] immortalizes Florence with his best selling novel, ​//[[Stringtown on the Pike]]//.
   * 1907 – John Meeks, recently fired from his position of Town Marshal, shot and killed his replacement,​ James Albert Clutterbuck,​ during an altercation on Main Street. ​   * 1907 – John Meeks, recently fired from his position of Town Marshal, shot and killed his replacement,​ James Albert Clutterbuck,​ during an altercation on Main Street. ​
   * 1917 – Electricity was installed.   * 1917 – Electricity was installed.
   * 1926 – Gas lines were constructed.   * 1926 – Gas lines were constructed.
-  * 1931 – A three-story brick building was erected on Center Street for Florence School.+  * 1931 – A three-story brick building was erected on Center Street for Florence ​[[schools|School]].
   * 1933 – Water lines were constructed.   * 1933 – Water lines were constructed.
-  * 1934 – Albert Hue began organizing a volunteer fire department. ​ He paid $75 for the citys first fire truck, a 1913 Ahrens-Fox pumper. +  * 1934 – Albert Hue began organizing a volunteer fire department. ​ He paid $75 for the city's first fire truck, a 1913 Ahrens-Fox pumper. 
-  * 1941 – Bypass” was built to reroute traffic off Main Street.+  * 1941 – "Bypass" ​was built to reroute traffic off Main Street.
   * 1959 – Thoroughbreds began racing at Latonia Race Track, which became Turfway Park in 1985.   * 1959 – Thoroughbreds began racing at Latonia Race Track, which became Turfway Park in 1985.
   * 1963 – I-75 was completed between Cincinnati and Knoxville.   * 1963 – I-75 was completed between Cincinnati and Knoxville.
  
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