|Rabbit Hash in the Snow. Note men
standing in the center of the river.
|Rabbit Hash, Opposite Rising Sun, Indiana|
The documentary, Rabbit Hash (the Center of the
Universe) had it's Midwestern premier at the Madison
Theater in Covington. This is their promo shot
of Rabbit Hash. The original is from the 1907 Flood (For the record, you
get that the “Hollywood-type” sign is a Photoshop job, right?)
How many stories of how Rabbit Hash got its name have you heard? We've got 9 of them, Here.
|Rising Sun, from Rabbit Hash, 1909||Rabbit Ash from Rising Sun, c. 1913|
|Across the Ohio from Rising Sun, Indiana|
|Early Rabbit Hash - Rising Sun Ferries|
|Henry Stanley||Joseph Walton|
|The Henry Stanley and the Joseph Walton crashed at Rabbit Hash in 1900.|
The first motor hearse in Rising Sun, a Dodge, returns from Rabbit Hash
|Rabbit Hash - Rising Sun Ferry
The Mildred, 1922-1945
Indianapolis News, July 25 1918
|“C. G. Riddell and Ben Wilson have rented
the Rabbit Hash and Rising Sun ferry for five years of Captain
Bob Piatt. Mr. Piatt will leave our town the first of next month. We are sorry that the captain is going away.”
Covington's Daily Commonwealth, September 28, 1881
|“Ben Wilson and C. G. Riddell are having
new horse power put in the ferryboat. P. G. and Z. T. Holmes and
Keene Robbins are doing the work. They will have the boat in running order by the middle of the week.”
Covington's Daily Commonwealth, July 11, 1883
|The Ohio County, Indiana's history of the Rabbit Hash ferry is here.|
|The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a feature on Rabbit Hash in their magazine section in 1954. (pdf)|
|Rabbit Hash is on the National Register of Historical Places. Pdf's of the town's application is here, and the store's application is here. Both with history, maps, and pictures; both pdf's.|
Maysville's Daily Public Ledger, March 6, 1895
It was issued. And reproduced (pdf) by the Rabbit Hash Historical Society.
The Rising Sun Wharf
Steamers landed at the wharf, but the ferry landed on the shore.
|sketch by Gloria Wolfe||sketch by Caroline Williams|
|Rabbit Hash General Store,
photo on the right is by Paul Briol
|In 1894, Reuben Gold Thwaites, the director of the Wisconsin State Historical
Society, and a noted
historian, traveled the length of the Ohio River, with his family and his trusty Number 2 Kodak
Camera. These 3 pictures were taken by him, at Rabbit Hash
Well, of course, if this happened, it happened in Rabbit Hash. If this happened...
“Rabbit Hash. Things we have heard that: - The R. H. W. & B turnpike is a sure go.” Boone County Recorder, January 8, 1908. We’re guessing Rabbit Hash, Waterloo, and Burlington.
We find a number of turnpike companies formed to build roads to and from Rabbit Hash. Like railroad companies later in the century, many such companies formed, failed to sell enough stock, and folded. We don't know about the success or failure of these:
We also find this item, which seems to indicate the road to Union is privately owned, but supported by the county and is free of tolls.
|“Captain David, of the [steamboat] Cherry, reports a new obstruction in the shape of a root in the channel at Aurora, about seventy five yards below the wharf boat. He also reports a fire at Rabbit Hash, opposite Rising Sun, Ind., Wednesday night, which destroyed Pate's store and several other houses, entailing a loss of $3,000.” Courier-Journal, September 23, 1883|
C. W. Craig & Clayton Ryle,
|Rabbit Hash, Kentucky||Rabbit Hash, Kentucky|
Formerly the Crescent Springs Fire Truck #501 in
downtown Rabbit Hash, 1989
From a Facebook post by Frank Michaels
|Rabbit Hash Ferry
from a Facebook post by the Ohio County Historical Museum
|The Steamer Bonanza leaving Rising Sun
from a Facebook post by the Ohio County Historical Museum
| The Katie Piatt. She was lost in the 1918 ice
Thanks to Big Bruce for identifying the ferry for us, and for the pic on the right.
The Katie Piatt
That's the former Doctor's
|General Store, 1963||Rabbit Hash School Bus|
Outside a church near Rabbit Hash
That's Rosa Lee Reed Vollmer, who had returned to a reunion that took place at the
church in the photo. With her are her two daughters, Helen and Gertrude, and Gertrude's
daughter, Helen. Identify of the man is unknown. Thanks to Rose Berry for the picture.
|Cliff and Lib Stephens, Rabbit Hash General Store proprietors||Cliff Stephens||C. W. Craig, with Patsy and Ronnie "Bugo" Stephens|
|These five from a Facebook post by Suzie McGuire Langen|
|The Rising Sun Wharf
Boat, Flora, c. 1910
|1871 Gravel Bar near
|Aerial of Rabbit Hash|
|Aftermath of the 1937 Flood in Rabbit Hash. One of hundreds of buildings that floated off their foundations in the area, some floating down river never to be seen again. This one was moved up the hill at Rabbit Hash. Still there. From a Facebook post by Matt Mansu.|
|Ice of 1917-18 at Fernbank, Ohio Side
from a Facebook post of the Saylor Park Historical Society
|Ice of 1903, at Front Street in Rising Sun
from a Facebook post by the Ohio county Historical Museum
|Rabbit Hash in the 1937 Flood||In the 1964 Flood
From a Facebook post by Matt Mansu
|Fighting over the spoils of the 1907 flood||Rabbit Hash suffered from the 1883 Ohio River flood.|
Rabbit Hash suffered from the 1884 Ohio River flood:
|“At Rabbit Hash a depot building was caught, and further down in the bottom a freight car was caught. Maybe they will catch a railroad during the next flood.”||“If you want to come to this place, just start in this direction and continue to travel until you come to the dirtiest, filthiest, muddiest, and worst wrecked place anyone ever saw, and then stop, and we will assure you to be in Rabbit Hash.”|
|A more detailed description is here and yet another one, here.|
|The three items above are all from reporting about the 1884 flood in the Boone County Recorder of March 5, 1884.|
Lots of current Rabbit Hash pictures are at Rabbithash.com.
River Ridge Park, 1968
|Contemporary Rabbit Hash Brochure|
We can't believe we post this stuff department: rabbit hash recipe.