Ryland

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Licking River Valley, c. 1955

Two from Ryland Heights

 

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Three Views from Ryland Heights, 1943

 

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Yes, it's a spectacular view; yes, it makes you want to grab a camera.
Has anybody ever turned around and taken a picture of the town?

 

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And now for something completely not different.

 

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These five pictures are all “near Ryland,” and are  from old stereoview cards.  Our guess is c. 1930.

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The Ryland Country Club has a web site, with nice page on the history of the place, here.
“The Postmaster of Ryland Station, on the Kentucky Central Railroad, has caused a discontinuance of the office at that place by his resignation on the ground that he can make more money picking strawberries this summer.  An office will shortly be established at Grant's Bend, for the convenience of both neighborhoods.” The Daily Commonwealth, May 10, 1879.  “Ryland is situated on the Kentucky Central Railroad, 12 miles south of Covington.  Thirty-five minutes ride on the train will land you in the city.  There is already lots laid off for sale, and this place offers great inducements to persons doing business in the city who wish to live in the country, as there is a train that runs to accommodate such persons.” Newport Local, March 23, 1878
The town of Ryland Heights was first incorporated in 1972, mostly to keep from being annexed by Covington.

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