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Park Club No. 1 [Tyrone Park and Picnic Grounds]

In 1911, the Lexington Park Club No. 1 leased a tract of land in Tyrone, KY, and converted it into a park and picnic area for Colored people. The par, located on the Kentucky River, included a large building for meetings. The land also contained a natural spring. Charles Kirtley, the contact person for bookings, lived at  626 Congress Street in Lexington, KY. Tyrone, first known as Streamville in 1869, was located three miles outside of Lawrenceburg, KY. There were two African Americans in Tyrone in 1900, Clara and Charlie Jordan, and by 1920 there were 22, most with the last name Boller, according to the U.S. Federal Census. For more see Park Club No. 1 in "Colored Notes," Lexington Leader, 05/21/1911, p. 6.

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