Lost River Towns of Boone County

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When Boone County was officially founded in 1799, a local population was already growing by the day. The Ohio River offered settlers access to this new frontier west of the Alleghenies, and soon many vibrant communities were established along the banks of the Ohio. Today, once thriving towns like North Bend, Belleview and Touseytown—built to last through generations—have all but vanished. The unforgiving current of the Ohio River washed many away, while modern transportation construction dispatched the remaining ...
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When Boone County was officially founded in 1799, a local population was already growing by the day. The Ohio River offered settlers access to this new frontier west of the Alleghenies, and soon many vibrant communities were established along the banks of the Ohio. Today, once thriving towns like North Bend, Belleview and Touseytown—built to last through generations—have all but vanished. The unforgiving current of the Ohio River washed many away, while modern transportation construction dispatched the remaining towns. Fortunately, through the efforts of editor Bridget Striker and a skilled team of local historians and archivists at the Boone County Public Library, these sunken homesteads have been unearthed. Peer into a bygone way of life through this comprehensive collection of vintage photographs and engaging historical accounts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596294721
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Lost Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,438,458
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Originally from western New York, Bridget B. Striker is the local history coordinator at the Boone County Public Library. Bridget has been at the library since 2001 and has led the Local History Department since 2005. Bridget holds a BS in anthropology and a master’s degree in library and information sciences. She has served on the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board since 2004.

Donald E. Clare Jr. is one of the most recognized personalities in Boone County historic preservation. Don has served on the Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board since its creation in 1986, serving as chairman for ten years. He also is the president of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, which he established in the 1980s. Over the years, Don has coauthored and contributed to many books and articles regarding Boone County history. In 2010, he was presented with the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Preservation Service Award from the Kentucky Heritage Council.

Jennifer Gregory has been the virtual services librarian for the Boone County Public Library since 2007. She specializes in digitizing Kentucky historic materials for online access. In 2006, Jennifer published a pictorial history of Northern Kentucky University, where she was employed as special collections librarian and university archivist. Jennifer holds a BA in classical humanities and a master’s degree in library and information sciences.

C. Adam Hartke has been a staff member of the Local History Department at the Boone County Public Library since 2009; he focuses on digital projects. Adam is currently enrolled in Northern Kentucky University’s master of arts in public history program. Adam specializes in urban planning and has recently completed a project for the City of Fort Mitchell.

Melinda Sartwell is a Northern Kentucky native with a BA in history from Northern Kentucky University, where she is currently working toward her master of arts in public history. Melinda published a pictorial history of Walton and Verona, Kentucky, in 2009. From 2005 to 2009, she worked at the Schlacter Archives in the Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University.

Laurie Wilcox has been at the Boone County Public Library since 2000 and a staff member of the Local History Department since 2007. Having finished her BA in independent studies in 2007, Laurie has focused on oral history projects both for the library and independently. In addition, Laurie is an experienced genealogist and coordinates genealogy programming for the library.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Don Clare 7

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

1 Constance and Taylorsport 15

2 North Bend 39

3 Touseytown 49

4 Petersburg 59

5 Belleview and McVille 83

6 East Bend 95

Conclusion 121

Bibliography 123

About the Contributors 125

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