“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Allen Paulson

1922 - 2000

Allen Paulson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Allen Paulson Marker
Inscription.  Long before he owned the international champion Cigar, Allen Paulson had established an American success story honored by the Horatio Alger Association and the Wright Brothers Trophy. Born in Clinton, Iowa, into a family that was to be bankrupted by the Depression, Paulson ventured to California, where he worked on a cattle ranch. He would wash planes for local pilots in exchange for rides. At nineteen, he joined TWA and later developed and patented an improved lubrication valve for aircraft. Thereafter, he received five other patents. No longer hustling for flights but hustling during them, he also established thirty-five international flight records. Paulson formed his first aviation company in the 1950s and eventually founded the firm that builds Gulfstream aircraft. Paulson established his main Brookside Farm division outside Versailles, Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Paulson have raced more than 100 stakes winners, including Arazi, the champion two-year-old in France and North America in 1991. Brookside's Cigar matched Citation's modern major record of sixteen consecutive victories.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals
Allen Paulson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Allen Paulson Marker
Location. 38° 2.511′ N, 84° 29.403′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Phil T. Chinn (here, next to this marker); Ogden Phipps (here, next to this marker); HRM Queen Elizabeth II (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Harry Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Lucille Parker Markey (a few steps from this marker); Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Also see . . .  Start with this plaque. The page for this plaque has a Related Markers list of all the plaques in Thoroughbred Park. You can use that list to easily page through all of the markers. (Submitted on August 19, 2012.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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