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Frankfort became the state capital of Kentucky in 1792 after pledging more manpower toward the construction of a statehouse than any other city. It is known for having one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country. The largest industry groups, based on their contribution to the total state gross product are: manufacturing, tourism, services, government, insurance and real estate, retail trade, transportation and public utilities, wholesale trade, construction, mining, farming and agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries.