Bowling Green Fire Department, 1898

Local Notables

Local Notables...

Jefferson Davis

 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy

General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Commander of the Confederate Troops during occupation of Bowling Green

Stephen G. Burbridge, Union General who arrested 22 Bowling Green residents on suspicion of treason.

Floyd Collins, Folk Hero

Duncan Hines, Publisher

Mordecai Ham, Evangelist

Sam Bush, Musician

John Carpenter, Film Director

Ben Keith, Musician

Ron Paul and Rand Paul, Politicians

Nearby Notables

D.W. Griffeth

D.W. Griffeth, Film Director, (LaGrange)

Johnny Depp, Actor, (Owensboro)

Dianne Sawyer, TV Journalist/Commentator, (Glasgow)

Annie Potts, Actress, (Franklin)

Billy Vaughn, Musician, (Glasgow)

Edgar Cayce, Spirituality, (Hopkinsville)

Moneta J. Sleet, Jr., Photographer, (Owensboro)

The Designs of Carrie Taylor
Caroline “Carrie” Burnam Taylor was a well-known Kentucky modiste, and at the turn of the century her name was synonymous with fine clothing. In 1903, Bowling Green native Caroline B. Taylor paid $3000 fora lot on which she erected the Mrs. A.H. Taylor Company.

She made frequent trips to New York and Europe. In Paris, she attended fashion exhibits, sketched designs and bought silk, velvets, and laces. Government records indicate the dressmaking firm was the state’s largest employer of women. The A.H. Taylor Company closed its doors in 1927, ending a half-century of service to fashion-minded women across the nation.

In 1904, the A.H. Taylor Company published Styles and Thegistofit, a fashion magazine for women.

--Nancy Disher Baird, Kentucky History Librarian, Library Special Collections, Western Kentucky University

Dress, 1896

Basque, 1890

Bed Jacket, 1900

Dress, 1893

Party Dress, 1916

Trousseau Dress, 1903

Trousseau Dress 1906

Trousseau Coat, 1904

Photos from the Kentucky Museum