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Warren County has long been a place for recreational pursuits. Steamboat excursions, health resorts, boating, hunting, and fishing were all popular. Community groups and educational institutions offered organized recreational sports. Fairs and exhibitions celebrated Warren County's agricultural heritage. Chautauquas were once the rage, and theater, musical entertainment and parades remain popular. Moving pictures or nickelodeons were first shown in small temporary theatres. In the spring of 1911 the Columbia Theatre on Bowling Green's town square opened showing daily matinees and evening shows of one-reel films.

Steamboat Eleanor and barge Polk Badgett docked at the Bowling Green landing. Steamboat excursions were quite popular at the turn of the twentieth century. This image shows a group enjoying their trip on the barge Polk Badgett.


Warren County, Recreation


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