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Most of the images on this page are from the collection of John Uri Lloyd Family and are
 used through the cooperation of Cincinnati's Lloyd Library  All are from 1920 or so.

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Crittenden, Kentucky Crittenden, Kentucky Crittenden, Kentucky
The Rouse Tanner House The Thomas Henderson House H. L. Tanner Home
( They're all the same house. It also served as an inn, a stagecoach stop, and even as a magistrate's courtroom. Court was held in the bar of the inn, with the liquor locked up, to prevent drinking while court was in session. Famous guests who have been here: Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Richard M. Johnson, and Zachary Taylor. President Franklin Pierce was to catch the stage in Lexington to come here, but he was five minutes late, and they left him. They were noted for their punctuality.


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Young Carpenter with
 McNay Lumber Apron
Crittenden Depot



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The Lloyd Family Along Duck Creek, various seasons

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Curtis Lloyd offered to build, and pay for, a new Crittenden high school, provided it was named Crittenden Lloyd. The school board declined the offer, allegedly because of Lloyd's atheism. We've read that Lloyd was known to come into Crittenden and throw money into the air just to watch the kids scramble for it.

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Lloyd House   Lloyd Cabin
To quote the back of these: “February 4, 1925. Community House at Crittenden, Ky., which Lloyd has erected for his own pleasure, so he tells the populace.”      “February 4, 1926. Log Cabin originally built in 1830 where Lloyd lives when in Crittenden, Ky.”

The Grant County Historical Society Newsletter published this item on the Lloyd Welfare House.

Curtis lloyd Curtis lloyd Curtis lloyd Curtis Gates Lloyd
Curtis Lloyd and both sides of his tombstone.
According to his wishes, Curtis Gates Lloyd's body was cremated and his ashes spread on property in Crittenden, which he had inherited and established as the Lloyd Library Botanical Park and Arboretum, now Lloyd Wildlife Management Area. Already on the property was Curtis' tombstone (where it still resides today). He's the author of the inscriptions on both sides:

“Curtis G. Lloyd: Born in 1859 - Died 60 or more years afterwards - - The exact number of years, months, and days that he lived nobody knows and nobody cares,”

and on the other side:

“Curtis G. Lloyd: Monument erected in 1922 by himself, for himself, during his life to gratify his own vanity - - What fools these mortals be.”

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Northern Kentucky Views has lots more on Northern Kentucky's Lloyd family here.

You can read bio's of the three Lloyd Brothers here.

The brother instrumental in the Crittenden's Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area
is the youngest brother, whose own description of the area is here. (pdf)

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