boudes ferry
 . . .and a few from Higginsport.

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Of course, Boudes Ferry, or, as it's sometimes written, Boudesferry, isn't in Northern Kentucky,  it's in Ohio, directly across the river from Augusta.

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View from Boude's Ferry, 
Opposite Augusta, Kentucky

Sunny Side,
Boudesferry, Ohio

 

Boudes Ferry

J. H. Boude

 

Boudes Ferry

Sunny Side, Boudes Ferry
Postmarked Higginsport, 7/7/1913, to Stanley Lanham of
Higginsport, O., “We will hold the opening dance, Wednesday,
July 9th get together, join the crowd, and have a good time.”  Thomas Bros.

 

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The dear old Cottage
 Home in Boudesferry
Thanks to Dave Long for this one!

Glacial Rock,
Higginsport, Ohio

Mt. Repose,
Boudesferry,
Ohio, 1908

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“The undersigned has opened a New Ferry across the Ohio river at Higginsport, and is now prepared to attend promptly to all calls from either side of the river. Having purchased the horse boat formerly used at Boude's Ferry, he is prepared to accommodate travelers and all others who may call upon him, with safety and dispatch. The road on the Kentucky side from Higginsport to Augusta is good, and a first rate bridge is opened over Bracken Creek. He will also attend to the Ferry across the mouth of White Oak Creek. Urius Martin, May 10, 1841” Georgetown, Ohio's Democratic Standard, May 11, 1841

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Boudes Ferry

 

Boudes Ferry

Boudes Ferry
Covered Bridge near
Augusta, 1906

Thomas Sumner Resort,
Opposite Augusta

Scene near Thomas'
Summer Resort,
opposite Augusta

 

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Higginsport, c. 1910
Key to the numbered buildings here.

Higginsport, 1910
Second Street, looking West

 

1937 Flood 1937 Flood 1937 Flood 1937 Flood
Moscow Neville Chilo Higginsport
All from the 1937 Flood, several days before the actual crest.

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“The white oak saw and planing mills of Higginsport have been purchased by C. W. and S. G. Boyd. Forty hands will be worked. A ship-yard is also proposed. They are building a Bell telephone to their Levanna mills, and intend to extend it to Augusta.” Courier-Journal, December 18, 1880

 

Higginsport's John R. Young, when the flood waters of 1883 “were coming in his front door on Front Street, remarked that he 'was there first and proposed to fight the d__n river out if it took all spring.' But poor John had to turn up his toes and skip in his john boat to fields new and pastures green.” from the Bracken Bulletin, February 10, 1883

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