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  Elsmere, Kentucky
  The Northern most point of Elsmere.
Note Arcaro's across Dixie in Erlanger.
That tree was the virtual dividing line
between Erlanger and Elsmere


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    The card says this is Erlanger,
 but this is Elsmere, and 
the C. & Q. R. R.

Elsmere Depot, June, 1925
(a Kentuckiana Virtual Library image)
That's Garvey Avenue in
the back on the right
 
Elsmere, Kentucky Above, the Timetable
for the C.N.O. & T. P.
Earlier incarnations of the Railroad through
Elsmere were the the C. & Q. R. R. (the Queen
and Crescent), and the C.N.O. & T. P. (The
Cincinnati, News Orleans, and Texas Pacific). 
Both were earlier names of the Southern Railway,
now the Norfolk Southern.
The Elsmere Depot, from the back side

 

Elsmere School

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Elsmere School, 1899
On Central Row
Central School, Elsmere Elsmere School Teachers, c. 1929

 

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The Ke-O-Me-Zu Springs
Buffington, Ky
Why is this on the Elsmere page?
Moss Homes
812-814 Garvey
Elsmere Baptist
 Church, c. 1980

 

The Tornado of July 7, 1915 hit the Erlanger Elsmere area hard:

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North on Dixie, from
Seven Mile House  

 

Ruth Home 

 

Davis Home 

 

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Gale Home

 

Hazenbeller Home

 

Jones Home

 

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Stephenson Home

 

Stephenson Home

 

Westerman Home

 

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Koettenbrink Home (sp?)  Dauwe Home  Dauwe Home 
The above twelve images are all courtesy of the Boone County Historical Society
and the efforts of Mr. Steve Conrad.  Thanks folks.

 

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Dauwe Home on Garvey in Elsmere, many years before and after
the tornado of July 7, 1915, at 9:15 p.m.  Scuttlebutt has it that
the bathtub ended up a half mile away on Dixie Highway.  The
Hartford [Ky] Courier, of July 14, 1915, carried a story that said
"Mrs. John Dauie [sp?] was instantly killed and three others of
the family injured.  It is thought the husband is dying."
Elsmere Scene after
 the  July 7, 1915 Tornado

See all the Northern Kentucky 1915 tornado scenes here.

 

Elsmere, Kentucky

The U.S.S. Elsmere

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Did you know Elsmere was named after
Elsmere Avenue, a residential street
 in Norwood, Ohio?  Elsmere was
incorporated on May 11, 1896.

  Was "Hardscrabble" an earlier name
for Elsmere?  We don't know, but can make
an argument that it was. Here.

A brief history of Barnes
Methodist, here.

Elsmere's Rosella Porterfield Park is named
 for a lady you can read more
about her at this site, and here. (pdf)

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