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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.

Product Details

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

About the Author

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.

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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