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Herald extra: Pearl Harbor attack, 1941

The front page of the Extra edition of the Lexington Herald, Monday morning December 8, 1941, reporting Japan's declaration of war against the United States with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The front page of the extra edition of the Lexington Herald on Monday morning, Dec. 8, 1941, reporting Japan’s declaration of war against the United States with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7. Only a few Pearl Harbor survivors remain today in Kentucky. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Lexington Christmas parade, 1949

The Lexington Herald reported that 100,000 people braved a cold rainy night on December 1, 1949 to watch the downtown Christmas Parade. Police reported that the parade route from Third and Midland through Main Street to West Second and Broadway was packed solid. This year's Christmas Parade will be held downtown tonight starting at 7pm. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

The Lexington Herald reported that an estimated 100,000 people braved a cold, rainy night on Dec. 1, 1949, to watch the downtown Christmas Parade. Police reported that the parade route from Third Street and Midland Avenue through Main Street to West Second Street and Broadway was packed solid. This year’s Christmas parade will be held downtown starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Man o’ War Boulevard construction, 1982

Construction of Man o'War Boulevard at the Richmond Road intersection, July 21, 1982. This view is looking south down Man o'War. At left is what is now the site of a CarMax Dealership while on the right is Walmart. Man o'War was completed and widened in segments over 15 years. The segment shown here extended Man O'War 1.1 miles from Richmond Road to Mt. Tabor Road, now known as Alumni Drive. Photo by E.Martin Jessee | staff

Construction of Man o’ War Boulevard at Richmond Road on July 21, 1982. This view is looking southwest down Man o’ War. At left is what is now the site of a CarMax auto dealership, and on the right is where Walmart is now. Man o’ War was completed and widened in segments over 15 years. The segment shown here extended Man o’ War 1.1 miles from Richmond Road to Mount Tabor Road, now known as Alumni Drive. Click here to see another photo of Man o’  War construction, this time along Harrodsburg Road. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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Timothy Taylor and his war bride, Andree, 1946

Timothy Taylor of Cumberland Falls and his French war bride, Andree Julette Errera of Paris were photographed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Allan Smith on Shady Lane in Lexington in April 1946. Mrs. Taylor arrived on the exchange ship Gripsholm March 26. The Taylor's were to be moving to Cooperstown, the veterans housing project at the University of Kentucky later in the month. Published in the Lexington Leader April 7, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Timothy Taylor of Cumberland Falls and his French war bride, Andree Julette Errera of Paris, were photographed in April 1946 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Allan Smith on Shady Lane in Lexington. Andree arrived on the exchange ship Gripsholm in March 26. The couple planned to move to Cooperstown, the veterans housing project at the University of Kentucky, later in the month. Published in the Lexington Leader on April 7, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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John Wooden presents Wooden Classic trophy to UK, 2003

Legendary and former coach of UCLA John R. Wooden held the game trophy with the UK team after the Wildcats  beat the Bruins 52-50 in the John R. Wooden Classic on Dec. 6, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif. UK players in front include, from left, Erik Daniels, Gerald Fitch and Antwain Barbour. The 2016 version of the matchup is Saturday, as Kentucky hosts UCLA in Rupp Arena at 12:30 p.m. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

Legendary former UCLA basketball coach John R. Wooden held the game trophy with the University of Kentucky team after the Wildcats beat the Bruins 52-50 in the John R. Wooden Classic on Dec. 6, 2003, in Anaheim, Calif. UK players in front include, from left, Erik Daniels, Gerald Fitch and Antwain Barbour. The 2016 version of the matchup is Saturday, as Kentucky hosts UCLA in Rupp Arena at 12:30 p.m. Photo by David Stephenson | Staff

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Hazard High School football, 1985

Hazard High School's Keith Deaton found himself airborne thanks to the efforts of the Phrestonsburg defense during first half action of their game November 8, 1985. Hazard takes on Beechwood in Class A finals of the KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl tonight at 8pm in Bowling Green. Hazard last won the state championship in 2011 with a 24-6 win over Mayfield. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

Hazard High School’s Keith Deaton found himself airborne thanks to the Prestonsburg defense during first half of a game on Nov. 8, 1985. This year, Hazard takes on Beechwood in Class A finals of the KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at 8 p.m. Friday in Bowling Green. Hazard last won the state championship in 2011 with a 24-6 win over Mayfield. Photo by Jim Wakeham | Staff

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Paul Miller Ford advertisement, 1968

Adversitment in the Sept. 22, 1968 Lexington Herald-Leader for Paul Miller Ford. The ad said the Lexington dealer was making down some of their inventory to make room for newer models. Some of the cars advertised were a Mustang convertible for $2,799.03 and a Thunderbird for $4,913.83. In 2013, the dealership on New Circle Road celebrated their 60th year in business.

An advertisement in the Sept. 22, 1968, Lexington Herald-Leader for Paul Miller Ford. The ad said the Lexington dealer was marking down some inventory to make room for newer models. Some of the cars advertised were a Mustang convertible for $2,799.03 and a Thunderbird for $4,913.83. According to an inflation calculator, the Mustang was listed for the equivalent of $19,442.72 in today’s dollars. The dealership’s website currently lists 2016 Mustang hard-tops for $24,255. In 2013, the dealership on New Circle Road celebrated its 60th year in business. Click on the image for a closer look.

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IBM produces first typewriter, 1956

The pilot assembly line at the new IBM plant on December 26, 1956, produced the firm's first electric typewriter to be manufactured in Lexington. W. F. Blackerby, president of Realty Mortgage Company, received the first typewriter, a 16-inch bookcase academic type. He had placed an order that August requesting "the first machine to come from the Lexington plant." IBM, LexmarkÕs industrial forerunner, was the dominant Lexington private employer of its day. In 1956, the company decided to build a 386,000 square foot typewriter plant off New Circle Road that employed 1,800 people. By 1985 IBM had 6,000 workers. In 1990, IBM decided to get out of the printer business. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private New York investment firm that specialized in turning around business divisions bigger corporations discarded, bought the division and appointed Marvin Mann, then with IBM, as chairman and CEO of Lexmark. The company remained headquartered in Lexington at the plant site on Newtown Pike. In April 2016 it was announced that Lexmark was being acquired by a three-pronged Chinese consortium. On Nov. 29, 2016, the acquisition was completed, and the company announced it was shedding its enterprise software business, once the cornerstone of its business strategy. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

The pilot assembly line at the new IBM plant on Dec. 26, 1956, produced the firm’s first electric typewriter to be manufactured in Lexington. W.F. Blackerby, president of Realty Mortgage Co., received the first typewriter, a 16-inch bookcase academic type. He had placed an order that August requesting “the first machine to come from the Lexington plant.” IBM, Lexmark’s industrial forerunner, was the dominant Lexington private employer of its day. In 1956, the company decided to build a 386,000-square-foot typewriter plant off New Circle Road that employed 1,800 people. By 1985, IBM had 6,000 workers. In 1990, IBM decided to get out of the printer business. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private New York investment firm that specialized in turning around business divisions that bigger corporations discarded, bought the division and appointed Marvin Mann, then with IBM, as chairman and CEO of Lexmark. The company remained headquartered in Lexington at the plant site on Newtown Pike. In April 2016, it was announced that Lexmark was being acquired by a three-pronged Chinese consortium. On Nov. 29, 2016, the acquisition was completed, and the company announced it was shedding its enterprise software business, once the cornerstone of its business strategy. Click on the image for a closer look. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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Clay County’s Sweet Sixteen champs, 1987

Coach Bobby Keith, front right, and his Clay County High School basketball team rode atop a fire truck as they returned to Clay County March 29, 1987 after winning the Boys Sweet 16 High School basketball tournament the previous night in Rupp Arena in Lexington.

After Clay County won the boys’ state basketball championship in 1987, the first state title for a team from the Eastern Kentucky mountains since Carr Creek in 1956, Coach Bobby Keith, front right, and and star player Richie Farmer, directly behind Keith wearing medal, celebrated atop a fire truck as they returned to home. Next spring, Kentucky will celebrate the 100th year of the boys’ state high school basketball championship. Read Mark Story’s column detailing the history of the tournament. Monday night marks the start of the 2016-17 girls and boys basketball season.

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Combined I-64 and I-75 opens, 1964

A motorcade crashed through a paper barrier Nov. 24, 1964 officially opening a 13-mile stretch of combined Interstate 64 and 75 in northern Fayette County. The brief ceremony took place at the Newtown Pike interchange. The $16 million project linked I-75 to the north of Lexington with I-64 to the east and I-75 to the south at the Athens-Boonesboro interchange. During the ceremony, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt announced plans for more road construcion project to come in Fayette County, including: a six-mile route from the interstate to downtown Lexington; four-lane widening of Winchester Road from New Circle Road to I-75; and a widening of Versailles Road including an interchange between Versailles and New Circle. Hearlad-Leader staff file photo

A car crashed through a paper barrier on Nov. 24, 1964, during the opening of a 13-mile stretch of combined Interstate 64 and 75 in northern Fayette County. The brief ceremony was at the Newtown Pike interchange. The $16 million project linked I-75 with I-64 to the east and I-75 to the south at the Athens-Boonesboro interchange. During the ceremony, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt announced plans for more road construction projects to come in Fayette County, including a six-mile route from the interstate to downtown Lexington; a four-lane widening of Winchester Road from New Circle Road to I-75; and a widening of Versailles Road, including an interchange between Versailles and New Circle roads. Herald-Leader Staff File Photo

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