What is Frankfort?
I still remember a Jeopardy session with the late Alex Trebek who had the question of What is the capitol of Kentucky?
No one, including someone who had lived there, got it right. It was something about pronunciation and the first contestant said Louis-ville. Wrong. Next, Lexington. Wrong,. Then the Kentuckian, all bright and smart-alecky said, It’s Louee-ville. Wrong. Her face was crest-fallen, and Alex smilingly told them, What is Frankfort. Boy did everyone laugh.
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And now the Week’s Transits
The shape is a bucket with a Jupiter handle looks like company. Could it be graduation parties? Probably so particularly with Jupiter in the second, unless its a wedding, either riches abound. Congratulations.
- Jun 11, 2018 8:23 AM Mercury 27 at Gemini 12 is semi-sextile Venus at 27 Cancer 12
- Jun 11, 2018 9:47 AM The Sun biquintile Jupiter
- Jun 11, 2018 1:14 PM Sun at 20 Gemini 44 quincunx Pluto at 20 Capricorn 44
- Jun 12, 2018 10:25 AM Mercury 29 Gemini 30 sesquiquadrate Jupiter at 14 Scorpio 30
- Jun 12, 2018 2:08 PM The Sun 21 Gemini 44 semi-square True Node 6 Leo 44
- Jun 13, 2018 7:41 AM Mercury 1 Cancer 22 sextile Uranus 1 Taurus 22
- Jun 13, 2018 5:09 PM Mercury biquintile Mars
- Jun 13, 2018 5:28 PM Mercury 2 Cancer 13 square Chiron 2 Aries 13
- Jun 14, 2018 5:04 AM The Sun at 23 Gemini 16 sesquiquadrate Mark 8 at Aquarius 16
- Jun 14, 2018 11:33 PM Venus 1 Leo 26 square Uranus 1 at Taurus 26
- Jun 15, 2018 12:31 AM Venus 1 at Leo 29 sesquiquadrate¹ Neptune 16 at Pisces 29
- Jun 15, 2018 4:24 PM Venus 2 Leo 16 trine Chiron at 2 Aries 16
- Jun 15, 2018 9:47 PM Mercury 6 Cancer 42 opposition Saturn at 6 Capricorn 42
- Jun 16, 2018 5:41 AM Uranus 1 Taurus 30 semi-square Neptune 16 at Pisces 30
- Jun 16, 2018 9:03 PM Mercury 8 Cancer 38 quincunx Mars at 8 Aquarius 38
So why Frankfort?
When I drove through the Commonwealth 1 If someone ever asks you there are four of them: Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky years ago, I asked the tourist bureau, Why Frankfort? He told me it was a common question and was because the town is in the centrally located Franklin County and it was the major “fort” for this newly minted western area.
Close enough, says Britannica
The city’s name is a corruption of Frank’s Ford, which itself was derived from an incident where Stephen Frank, a frontiersman, was killed in 1780 during an Indian skirmish at a local fording place on the river. Twice during Frankfort’s early history the capitol building was burned, and at both times the larger cities of Louisville and Lexington attempted to usurp the seat of state government; Frankfort was retained, however, because of its central location.
During the American Civil War it was occupied briefly (1862) by Confederate general Braxton Bragg because Kentucky, the home state of Abraham Lincoln was neutral as was Vice President Andrew Johnson’s home state of Tennessee. The city was flooded in 1937 and suffered widespread damage.
- Historically, the sesquiquadrate angle was 23 degrees. Noel Tyl has changed that to 165 degrees and now it is the standard.
- 1If someone ever asks you there are four of them: Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky