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2:47 - Valley View Ferry

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Partial Transcript: But I did go to Valley View School.

Segment Synopsis: Land gives the history of the Valley View Ferry, including various boats that were used.

Keywords: Valley View School

Subjects: Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.) Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

13:47 - Burgess accident

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Partial Transcript: I remember one time there was a family, man by the name of Burgess.

Segment Synopsis: Land tells a story about the ferry getting loose with horses and a wagon on board. The lockmaster helped stop them and they were safely brought back to the ferry landing.

Keywords: Burgess

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

17:58 - Frozen river

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Partial Transcript: I remember when the river used to freeze over.

Segment Synopsis: Land recalls the river being frozen over and watching a family move all of their possessions over it with a wagon and horses.

Keywords: Ice tide

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Ice on river, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

21:06 - Ferry basics

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Partial Transcript: I remember when they were repairing the Clays Ferry Bridge.

Segment Synopsis: Land talks about the rates to use the ferry and the various employees who worked there over the years.

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Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

27:48 - Burgin Howard

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Partial Transcript: When Burgin Howard drowned, that was one of Daddy's best friends.

Segment Synopsis: Land tells the story of how Burgin Howard and one other man drowned in the Kentucky River. Land's father saved one man and almost saved Howard but he slipped out of his fingers.

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Subjects: Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

40:49 - Other accidents

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Partial Transcript: Another tragedy happened down there.

Segment Synopsis: Land describes a car wreck on the ferry landing that ended up with two women dead. The men involved threatened a lawsuit against the ferry but nothing ever came of it. Land also describes how a young man died when he became tangled in a trotline after falling into the river.

Keywords: Drunk driving; Lawsuit; Trotline

Subjects: Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

44:24 - Current ferry

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Partial Transcript: The trade they used to have was a lot of tobacco that went down on wagons.

Segment Synopsis: Land says that he feels like the current ferry owners are not doing a good job. He claims that the hours are unreliable and that they do not keep along the bank trimmed back.

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Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

49:07 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: We lived in the old brick house.

Segment Synopsis: Land recalls his house flooding and his father taking him to the second story of the house. He says that his father always kept a boat tied to the second story of the house.

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Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

51:42 - River condition

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Partial Transcript: This old ferry that's down there now, I think it's been operating, I'm not very good on dates but I'd say 1900 to now.

Segment Synopsis: Land says that logs and coal barges no longer use the river. He claims that the river is no longer dredged and that basic repairs are not made.

Keywords: Coal barge

Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Dredging--Kentucky River (Ky.) Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

55:45 - Cattle

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Partial Transcript: But anyhow, that's where the stockyard was.

Segment Synopsis: Land talks about the difficulties of ferrying cattle across the river.

Keywords: cattle; Stockyard

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

60:20 - Proposed dam

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Partial Transcript: I hear there's all this talk about the river and the water.

Segment Synopsis: Land says that he thinks instead of building a new dam, they should raise the height of the current dams.

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Subjects: Dams--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

64:38 - Valley View changes

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Partial Transcript: It's not like it used to be when they had those sawmills.

Segment Synopsis: Land describes the many ways that Valley View has changed over the years.

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Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Sawmills--Kentucky Valley View (Ky.)

79:23 - Early memories of Valley View

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Partial Transcript: You had mentioned a fellow who owned a store in Valley View that bought, that bought a rooster.

Segment Synopsis: Land tells a story about a store owner who bought a rooster and it was seven pounds. A few minutes later, a customer came in and bought the rooster and the owner claimed it was ten pounds. Land also talks about showboats and excursion boats. He also mentions the local sawmill.

Keywords: Excursion boat

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Sawmills--Kentucky Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

87:45 - Daugherty Flood

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember what they call the Daugherty Flood?

Segment Synopsis: Land talks about the Daugherty Flood and how it got its name.

Keywords: Daugherty Flood

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

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