Confluence of the Kentucky and the Ohio Rivers, c. 1910
|Kids in the Ohio, 1906|
Ele Bowen's 1855 Sketch of Carrollton
Bowen went down the Ohio in 1855 and wrote about most of the
places he passed. Read his description of Carrollton here.
Unfathomed Bottom at Mouth of the Kentucky
Handwritten on the back: “1917. Ten miles below here is a place where they have never been able to find the bottom.”
Carrollton from the Ohio, c. 1930's
|The Confluence, c. 1910||Ohio River Bend, 1914||The Mouth of the
Kentucky River, 1908
|The Mouth of the
Kentucky River, 1908
The steamer Hattie Brown passes a mussel shell fisherman,
“an industry of this section.”
|Foot of Fifth Street,
|View from Pineview,
home of W. E. Fisher
|“A big crowd collected on the river bank to see the elephant swim the river, but it was ferried over. Eight little boys, however, fell over the bank and were rescued with difficulty.” The Commonwealth, October 18, 1877, reprinting an item from the Carrollton Democrat.|
|Fifth Street Landing, 1908
to Mrs. Forest More, North Vernon, Indiana.
“You ought to see the different
kinds of people over here”
|Confluence of the Ohio
& Kentucky Rivers,
|Ohio River Scene, c. 1910|
The Carrollton Wharf Boat, c. 1960's
Flooding wasn't nearly the problem on the river that ice was:
|Nothing scared and worried the old river men more than ice. When the ice gorges broke, and they always broke, it was absolute terror to be on the river. You can get a real flavor for why in this account of the ice of 1877. The Carrollton Democrat's account of another ice jam breaking loose two years later is here, and another account is here.|
|There was also bad ice in 1917-18. Pics and details on this page.||“Carrollton, Ky., Nov. 26, - The Kentucky river came out on one of her greatest tears. The barges at the coal yard of the Grobmyer Coal Co. and 200 fine saw logs belonging to the Adkinson Bros. were carried away.” from Maysville's Daily Public Ledger, November 26, 1900|
|The Gallatin Ohio Steam Boat Company was formed in 1816.|
More info on the old and new Ohio River Locks and Dams is here.
Water levels and elevations at various Carrollton points.