The Licking River at Butler
View of Butler from 1875
Covered Bridge Across the Licking River
|“Longest Covered Bridge
in the World, Butler”
|Low water mark on
the Licking River
|High water on the Licking River,
published by Ducker's
Pharmacy in Butler
|High water on the
Published by Ducker's
Pharmacy, Butler, Ky.
|Flood and Ice on the Licking, Feb. 11, 1918||The Ice of 1918|
“At Butler, Ky., the Licking river rose five feet yesterday, and is still rising. It has risen nine feet at Park’s ferry, seventy feet above here.” Indianapolis News, February 12,1884
|Firetruck in the Licking
From a Facebook post by Rebecca Ernstes
|Both Bridges, 1937
From a Facebook post by Russell Whitson
Licking River Bridge, Butler, Kentucky
The Licking River Bridge, circa 1934
The above two images are from the Library of Congress' American Memory Site, here
|The covered bridge formally opened on January 1, 1871.|
|Was it really destroyed by the 1937 flood? Find out here.|
|Was it really the longest covered bridge in the world? Find out here.|
|The top is removed in 1933.|
|Mrs. Florence Drucker's Poem,
The Old Covered Bridge, is here.
|A few short historical notes
about the bridge are here.
|That's Phyllis Hoffman Manuel on the normal bicycle, and Charles Stillwell on the tall bike, a.k.a. an “ordinary.” (Wikipedia). From a Facebook post by Julie Miracle, Ms. Manuel's daughter.|
|A part of the 1937 Grand Opening of the new bridge, these two couples were married on the new bridge.|
The Enquirer's story on the 1937 bridge opening.
The Falmouth Outlook's story on the 1937 bridge opening.