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

Capt. Harry Guggenheim

1890 - 1971

Capt. Harry Guggenheim Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Capt. Harry Guggenheim Marker
Inscription.  Charles Lindbergh regarded Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim and Dr. Robert Goddard as the two most forward looking men in the early history of aerospace. Guggenheim financed much of Goddard's research and was himself a combat flyer in both world wars. Guggenheim also served as United States Ambassador to Cuba, and his 1950 address on hemisphere relations was a virtual outline of the Organization of American States. Guggenheim spent much of his professional life overseeing the philanthropies of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, named for an uncle. These included the Guggenheim museum. Guggenheim owned Newsday and for a time was editor and publisher of the Pulitzer Prizewinning newspaper.

Capt. Guggenheim bought his first horses in 1934 and raced as Cain Hoy Stable, named for his plantation in South Carolina. He bought Dark Star as a yearling for $6,500.00 at Keeneland in 1951, and two years later the colt defeated the great Native Dancer in the Kentucky Dirby. Guggenheim's champions included Never Bend, Ack Ack, and Bald Eagle, all of which he bred and owned, and Cain Hoy Stable was North America's leading owner of 1959.
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marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 38° 2.509′ N, 84° 29.397′ 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. Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (here, next to this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (here, next to this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn (here, next to this marker); Allen Paulson (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Ogden Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Samuel D. Riddle (a few steps from this marker); HRM Queen Elizabeth II (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
Capt. Harry Guggenheim Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Capt. Harry Guggenheim Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 12 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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