Turnpike Tollgate in Constance
Also known as “Stockwell's Gate”
The tollgate shown here was at the west end of Constance. There was
another tollgate at the east end of Constance, near Pleasant Run.
|“Mrs. William Souther, who lives at the Constance toll-gate, has a hen-egg that measures 10 inches in circumference the long way, says the Boone County recorder. She broke the shell to get the yolk and white out, and they weighted seven ounces, while inside the shell there is another perfect egg the ordinary size. Our informant, Mr. Harrison Clore, saw this monstrous egg.” Courier-Journal, October 11, 1895|
B. F. Zimmer & Sons
|“The residence and grocery of Mr. Anderson, at Anderson's ferry, Boone county, were destroyed by fire on Monday night. Loss about $4,000. No insurance.” Courier-Journal, April 8, 1869|
Kottmyer's Store, Constance
A few words on George Kottmyer are here.
|“Owing to the amount of ice in the river at the present, river traffic down the lower river is entirely suspended. The celebrated old ferry boat named the Daniel Boone, which plies across the Ohio at Anderson's Ferry, is high and dry on the bank across the river from that place. It is impossible to cross the river in a skiff, and many residents of Taylorsport, Ky., are spending their days in Delhi, having crossed the river to lay in supplies, and have not been able to return.” Cincinnati Enquirer, February 14, 1899|