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Near Burlington in Boone County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
1. George Speri Sperti Marker
Inscription.  Born in Covington to Italian immigrants, he graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1923. He was the director of Institutum Divi Thomae, a medical research foundation, from 1935 to 1988. Sperti invented well-known pharmaceutical ointments while conducting cancer research & held over 120 patents. He is buried in St. Mary's Cem. in Ft. Mitchell.

Sperti purchased 600 acres here beginning in 1933 to serve as a retreat and research farm. His experiments led to advancements in cancer research and nutrition. He raised prized cattle which he exposed to UV light and vitamin enriched diets, a process he developed. He also devised method to enhance Vitamin D in milk.
 
Erected 2015 by Boone County Historical Society, Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 2415.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.432′ N, 84° 43.632′ W. Marker is near Burlington, Kentucky, in Boone
George Speri Sperti/ Boonetucky Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
2. George Speri Sperti/ Boonetucky Farm Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Sperti Lane, on the right when traveling south. Marker is end of Sperti Lane at park. Sperti Lane lane is reached from KY 338 by turning onto Hanover Drive, and passing a number of new subdivisions. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington KY 41005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. From Craig’s Camp / To Burlington (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Boone County Courthouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Historic Burlington, KY (approx. 1½ miles away); Duncan House (approx. 1½ miles away); Crash of TWA Flight 694 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hopeful Lutheran Church (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
3. George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm Marker
George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 29, 2019
4. George Speri Sperti (1900-1991) / Boonetucky Farm Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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