|A View Of The Kentucky Capitol|
Taken from an article entitled, "The Expansion Of The United States":
"While Kentucky was not the first state admitted to the Union, it was in a very real sense the first-born of the nation. The act which provided for its admission was passed by congress and became a law on February 14, 1791, fourteen days prior to a similar act for the admission of Vermont. This act was an epoch-making event."