Where Early Louisville Came To Play
In the early 1800’s, The Nine Mile House served as a stage stop on the Louisville Nashville Turnpike.
The Paine family owned hundreds of acres, a store, a hotel, and a distillery [that gave away free samples at noon] in the Greenwood Road-Dixie Highway area.
By the time The Interurban was built in the early 1900’s, the station was named Pleasure Ridge Park.
PRP is home to
It’s also home to
The KenDucky Derby
Sadly, the Gagel Farm is for sale
This one hits me hard because I grew up right down the street. My Mother used to have coffee with Mrs. Gagel 60+ years ago. The Gagel family were some of the earliest folks in this area, owning several farms over more than 175 years.
So we’re watching what is the last holdout from our overwhelmingly agricultural history disappear. Only to be replaced with subdivisions and apartment buildings. As this once significant agricultural operation slowly grinds to a halt, it makes me sad!