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Danville’s Constitution Square and Burke’s Bakery, 1985

Posted on May 11, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Constitution Square in downtown Danville, Oct. 25, 1985. The historic site marks the birthplace of Kentucky's statehood. In 1790, Kentucky delegates at the site accepted Virginia's terms for separation from the state. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state in the union. A bronze statue depicting the state seal is the centerpiece in a circle of plaques dedicated to each Kentucky governor. The state insignia depicts two friends embracing, representing the motto ''United We Stand, Divided We Fall.'' In the background is Burke's Bakery, which has served Danville for four generations. Danville residents buy Burke's famous butter flake rolls by the dozen to put in their freezers. Another popular item the barkey is known for is their salt-rising bread. They are also popular for their doughnuts, and gingerbread men. Photo by Frank Anderson | staff

Constitution Square in downtown Danville, Oct. 25, 1985. The historic site marks the birthplace of Kentucky’s statehood. In 1790, Kentucky delegates at the site accepted Virginia’s terms for separation from the state. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state in the union. A bronze statue depicting the state seal is the centerpiece in a circle of plaques dedicated to each Kentucky governor. The state insignia depicts two friends embracing, representing the motto ”United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” In the background is Burke’s Bakery, which has served Danville for four generations. Danville residents buy Burke’s famous butter flake rolls by the dozen to put in their freezers. Another popular item made at the bakery is salt-rising bread. Burke’s also is popular for doughnuts and gingerbread men. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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