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Proposed Railroad, 1866
You'll want the key to what all those red lines are.  It's here.

 

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Howard Beeson's Rocking Chair Lodge
3 miles south of Florence, Kentucky on US 25

 

 

 

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Boone County Devon
Lawrence and Maude Daugherty's store in Devon. That's Clyde and Lillian Daugherty on the tractor.
Thanks to Les Daugherty for these.  More info from Les is here.

 

Boone County Hamilton School
Loading Tobacco, Hamilton Hamilton School
from the Owen Electric Cooperative Facebook page

Hamilton's Landing was originally platted as “Landing” in 1835 but no settlement is thought to have ever been established with that name. It was changed to “Hamilton” after Joel Hamilton, one of the original proprietors, on Feb. 17, 1846.

 

“Squire Alphin, of Hamilton, of whom it is related that he once adjourned court to let two prisoners to fight it out,  was registered at the Day House yesterday.  The old gentleman tells some amusing anecdotes of Judge McManama.  One about the judge making him pay his own court docket of seven dollars - he having trusted “the boys” for their fines and not having yet collected.”from a Covington newspaper, The Ticket, April 22, 1875

Escaped slaves sought, captured, in Hamilton in 1860, here.

The Freedman reports these episodes from 1866, near Hamilton.

The Union men of Hamilton meet in 1866, declare secession unconstitutional, thank the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War, and tell the government they want nobody voting but white men, here.

Another Civil War related episode from Hamilton, here.

A civil war skirmish in Mt. Zion described here.

 

Making Sorghum

Making Sorghum, somewhere in Boone County

 

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Making Sorghum on East
 Bend Road, 1960
Harvesting Wheat in the
North Bend Bottoms, 1937

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An 1890 correspondent describes North Bend, here.

The site of the Village of North Bend, Ohio is here.
(site of America's first train robbery!)

I.O.O.F. East Bend Lodge, No. 135, has been established at East Bend, Ky., on
Wednesday evening, March 25, by B. E. Garnett, District Deputy Grand Master."
from Vevay's Indiana Reveille, April 8, 1857

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Point Pleasant Christian Church
at  the top of the hill from Constance,
north west of the Mineola / I - 275 interchange
History of the church is here.
Point Pleasant Christian
Dedication Scene

 

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Southfork Church, Berkshire
(Do we all remember “Berkshire,
KY”? Click here for map)

The old General Store is
behind the cow on the left!

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Quillersville?

“Quillersville, Boone County.  I am requested by a member of the South Fork Church to say to readers of the Commonwealth that their meetings have changed from the first to the second Sunday of each month.”  from Covington’s Daily Commonwealth, March 27. 1879

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Robert Willis buried $65,000 in gold on his farm at Marrow, Boone County? Well, No. And yes, and no. Details.

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Southfork Church
These two scenes show one building prior to the Southfork pics above.

 

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Promotional Postcard for the Midwestern Jamboree, 1940

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Florence Overnite Park
actually in Devon
The Toll Gate at Devon Devon Depot, unknown date Devon Depot, September, 1911
(a Kentuckiana Virtual Library image)

 

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Waterloo General Store
photo by Frank Milburn

 

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US 42, looking southwest,
Duckhead, 1940
The Duckhead Inn,
also around 1940

 

 

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Laughery Island, a.k.a. Lochry Island, and not to be confused with
Big Bone Island.  Laughery was taken out by the the ice of the frozen river in 1977.

 

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Taylorsport Baseball Team, 1920
Players names are here.

Taylorsport.  We're guessing 1907 or 1913 because of the high water.  It was normally much lower than this. Taylorsport, 1883

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Read about the amazing ice of1918 from several issues of the Boone County Recorder here. It was
“The most phenomenal [ice gorge] ever formed on the Ohio River” The Lawrenceburg Press, February, 1918

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Fallout from a drunken Delhi, Ohio card game leads to a shooting affray in Taylorsport, here. “Local inspectors of Steam Vessels Dameron and Fern will on Friday make the first and only inspection that has so far been made in this district, of a boat propelled by means of gasoline. The boat is a ferry called Ella R., owned by S. H. Goslin, of Delhi, Ohio, and which plies between that town and Taylorsport, Ky.” Cincinnati Enquirer, June 24, 1897
Wharton Jones, a Boone County slave owner sues Joh Van Zandt, who may of may not have helped a slave named Letta to escape. The entire trial summary is here.
The Covington Journal of March 9, 1849 cited an act of the Kentucky Legislature   to “change the name of Taylorsville, in Boone County.  Changed to Taylorsport.”  Newport's James Taylor, the “proprietor” of “Taylorsville,” offers it for sale, in an 1847 ad, here.
    “The Cincinnati Commercial of yesterday says Captain Charles David has concluded his repairs to the Dumont, and she looks like a new boat. He made a trial trip yesterday, and made the run from Taylorsport to the bridge in sixty minutes; a distance of eleven miles. Pretty good time for new cylinders. The Dumont will resume her trips in the Madison trade next Tuesday.” From the Louisville Daily Journal, May 25, 1866

Six pictures of the Hempfling House, near Taylorsport, are at the Library of Congress' site, here.

“Three negroes, belonging to a Mr. Bryan, of Orange Grove, Bourbon county, made their escape Thursday, and crossed the river about ten miles below Cincinnati.”  from the Louisville Daily Courier, June 5, 1855
“P. S. Bush, a Covington resident recalled his first encounter with a steamboat, the New Orleans, the first boat to go down – and up – the Ohio: 'in the fall of the year 1811, after the embargo was laid on English vessels, and before the earthquakes of 1811, my father was residing on the Ohio River, nearly opposite General Harrison’s farm at North Bend.  The family was one day much surprised at seeing the young Mr. Weldon’s running down the river much alarmed, and shouting, "the British are coming down the river.”  There  had of course been a current rumor of war with that power.  All the family immediately ran to the riverbank.  We saw, something, I knew not what, but supposed it was a sawmill from the working of the lever beam, making its slow but [illeg] with the current.  We were shortly afterwards informed that it was a steamboat.'” Unattributed, undated news clipping in the Madison Jefferson County [Indiana] Library files.
  Boone County woman has a 40-pound tumor removed, in 1855, in what the Enquirer called “one of the most hazardous operations known to surgeons.” Story here.

An account of a fox hunt in Duckhead, 1897, here.

The news from Waterloo, in 1907 is here.

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E. T. Hurley etching, Boone County Gunpowder Creek, 1919

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Hathaway School

Hathaway School

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“Covington, Ky., - May 29. - Word was received here this morning of a night raid at Hathaway, in the western part of Boone county.  The riders, thirty strong, descended on the village at one o'clock this morning, and after terrorizing the town, destroyed the tobacco beds of Edward Sullivan, Raymond Smith, Hance Ross and Omer Adams.” from the Frankfort Weekly News and Roundabout, May 30, 1908.

This item report's a skirmish in the tobacco wars of the time.  Read more here. frill