|Monterey||Aerial View of Monterey, Kentucky|
“The steamboat Star burst one of her boilers near Cedar Ripple on the Kentucky River.
The captain and several persons attached to the boat were scalded and bruised, but not
dangerously. The boat has resumed her trips on the river.” Kentucky Reporter, April 15, 1829.
|River Dredge Boat|
The steamer Monterey ran from Frankfort to Louisville, and is named for the town. It was a
packet, which meant it carried freight and passengers- in today's terms, it served as bus and truck.
|“Jan. 11, - Monterey, The new steamer Dora put in her appearance yesterday. The Valley left this morning for Frankfort, to return Tuesday next. Canary left for Cincinnati yesterday at 3 p.m., to return next Wednesday. Little Dick left for Madison today, where it will re-ship on Maggie Harper for Louisville. The river is in good boating condition, but woefully muddy banks.” From Covington’s Daily Commonwealth, January 14, 1880|
“A correspondent of the Owen News says the rise in the Kentucky river the night of the 22nd drove the Mary B from her moorages near Lock #3 and completely wrecked her. She was owned by Captain McGee, of Marietta.” Courier-Journal, October 28, 1876
|“Owen News: John Greenwell, of this place, while fishing in the Kentucky river at Monterey last Friday, found the molar bone of a mastodon, which weighed eight pounds and fourteen ounces, and was in a fine state of preservation.” The Daily Commonwealth, May 9, 1879|
|A 1907 newspaper account of Monterey, “a thriving little city” is here.||Man drowns near the Monterey dam in 1864, here.|
|Across the river from Monterey is Guestville. News of the Kentucky River flood in Guestville, from 1879, is here.|
|“Monterey, Ky., Nov. 9 - The gale last night blew down the Baptist church, a grist mill, and five dwellings. No lives were lost.” The Paducah Daily Sun, November 9, 1897||“The Louisville Courier-Journal reports a fire at Monterey, Queen[sic] county, Ky., which destroyed twelve of fourteen houses. Loss about $27,000; no insurance.” from the National Republican, August 6, 1874|
|Barge sinks on the river at Monterey, here.||Breckenridge speaks to 3,000 in Monterey, here.|
|“While digging a cistern at Mr. Pleasant Kirby's place on the old Webster and Smither farm, about three miles this side of Monterey on the Frankfort Pike, gold nuggets were found in great quantities. This vein was struck three feet below the surface. Several attempts have been made to work this part of the country, as gold has been known to exist there for the past two or three years, but for the want of proper push and capital the revenue from the vein consists of the sale of the nuggets.” from the Hartford [Ky.] Herald, October 12, 1904|
|“The packet Cando, which has been plying in the up-river trade, passed down Thursday for Madison, Ind. She will engage in the Monterey, Ky., and Madison, Ind. trade.” Maysville's Daily Public Ledger, August 12, 1905||“Monterey, Ky., Nov. 9. - The gale last night blew down the Baptist church, a grist mill and five dwellings. No lives were lost.” The Paducah Daily Sun, November 9, 1897.|
|The town of Fort Pleasant was earlier established at the current site of Monterey in 1799. You may see it referred to as Port Pleasant. Evidently, Fort Pleasant didn't work out, because in 1817, the town was established again, as Williamsburg. Which also may not have worked out, because Monterey was officially established in 1847, again in 1848, and yet again in 1874.|
|Cedar Creek Bridge is authorized.||Remember Cedar Street?|
|There was a Civil War skirmish at Monterey on June 11, 1862. Details.||History of the Monterey Christian Church is here. (pdf)|
|There was a Civil War skirmish at Monterey on June 11, 1862.||History of Monterey Baptist is here. (pdf)|
|You can read about two of Monterey's earliest businessmen here.||We find a pair of historical looks at Monterey from 1907, here and here.|
|The Louisville Times ran a short item on Monterey in 1941.||The Kentucky General Assembly authorizes a ferry across the Kentucky River near the dam (?) on Cedar Creek in 1869.|
Vories Brothers Offer a Deal
1898 Why a stamp?
|Why's the bank named rewritten by hand?|
|The First State Bank of Monterey like to change check styles. A lot.|
|First State Bank of Monterey||Letterhead of First State Bank||Letterhead of Harry Sanders|
|Nichols & Lawler, 1889||Geo. W. Smither, 1899||Pond Branch Stock Farm, 1915|
Tickets for the Owenton - Monterey Stage Coach
The Karsner Air Field, and Harry Karsner, the flying evangelist