Lt. John Crittenden’s watch survived the Battle of the Little Big Horn though he did not and now The Crittenden watch resides at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort; the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead keeps anglers happy; Home Cafe & Marketplace in Bowling Green serves up pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts; and mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp launched himself from an education at a Fort Thomas high school into a place at MIT, the Digital Revolution, and the stars.
The Crittenden Watch
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led more than 200 men into battle against the Lakota at Little Big Horn in 1876, and not a single Army soldier survived. One of those killed was 2nd Lt. John James Crittenden of Kentucky. His story, however, doesn’t end on the battlefield.
At the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, a pocket watch belonging to Crittenden has found a home. The gold watch was given to Crittenden by his father as a coming-of-age gift.
Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery
Where do all those fish come from in Kentucky’s lakes? What isn’t there naturally is provided by the Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery in Morehead. The hatchery was built in conjunction with the Cave Run Lake dam and is named for the state’s first fisheries biologist.
Home Café and Marketplace
Are you in the mood for Pulled Pork Kung Pao Pizza or a Hot Brown Burger? Specialty pizzas and sandwiches are on the menu at Home Café and Marketplace in Bowling Green.
Chef Joshua Poling opened the restaurant in 2011. “It’s a Southern restaurant. Everything has kind of Southern undertones. That’s more a reflection of my upbringing.”
Mathematician Elwyn Berlekamp
Many of the innovations that we take for granted in the modern world, from CD players to photographs from deep space, are due in large part to the mathematics worked out by the world-renowned Elwyn Berlekamp, once a student at Highlands High School in northern Kentucky. A leader in the fields of information theory, coding theory and combinatorial game theory, Berlekamp contributed research that has played a role in the development of everything from the ubiquitous CD player to the Hubble Telescope.