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460 CHRONOLOGY 1893 February. John G. Carlisle, U.S. Senator, becomes Secretary of the Treasury. 1898 Kentucky furnishes three regiments of infantry and two troops of cavalry in war with Spain. 1899 Famous "Music Hall Convention" of State Democrats held in Louis- ville. William Goebel loses in gubernatorial race to W. S. Taylor (Republi- can). Result contested. 1900 Population 2,147,174. january 30. Goebel, mortally wounded in front of statehouse, declared victor in election contest. 1902 First Kentucky State Fair at Churchill Downs. 1904 "Night Rider" outbreaks. · 1908 Agricultural and Mechanical College becomes State University. Legislature passes child labor law. 1910 Population 2,289,905. 1912 Kentucky Home Society for Negro orphans founded. 1916 State University becomes University of Kentucky. 1917 Camps Knox, Thomas, Zachary Taylor, and Stanley established in ‘ Kentucky. During war 75,043 Kentuckians serve in U.S. forces. Frank L. McVey becomes President of University of Kentucky. 1920 Population 2,416,630. 1922 U.S. Hospital for service men at Outwood completed. WHAS, hrst radio broadcasting station in Kentucky, established. 1925 Frontier Nursing Service founded for obstetrical and other work in Kentucky mountains. 1926 State ranks second in tobacco production for the year. Eiliciency commission appointed to study governmental structure. 1927 ]. B. Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, opened. 1928 Bowman Field purchased by Louisville for airport. 1929 ]anuary. Mammoth Cave estate, bought by Mammoth Cave National Park Association, becomes Mammoth Cave National Park. May 8. Paducah-Brookport Bridge dedicated. October 31. Municipal bridge connecting Louisville and Central Ken- tucky with Jeffersonville, Ind., dedicated. 1930 Population 2,614,589. ‘ 1932 Camp Knox becomes permanent military post known as Fort Knox. _ 1933 Kentucky State Planning Board organized. _ 1934 Miners’ strike in Harlan County. ` 1936 March 7. Shields—Nickell Governmental Reorganization Act is approved by State legislature.