|Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 30-January-1917|
Happy Mardi Gras, everyone. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad offered round trip tickets from Hopkinsville, Kentucky to New Orleans for only $19.45. A sleeping car berth would be $4.00 to $4.50 each way. "Board at best private homes $1.00 per day or at first-rate hotels $2.00 per day and up."