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1:07 - Working locks

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Partial Transcript: I'm sure you're aware that the lock, this lock, which we built, the first lock was washed out.

Segment Synopsis: McCauley describes the job duties that her father and her husband had as employees of the Army Corp of Engineers. They worked twenty four hours a day locking through boats and also dredged the river.

Keywords: Ice tides; The Kentucky

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Dredging--Kentucky River (Ky.) Floods--Kentucky Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.) United States Army Corp of Engineers

9:58 - Timber rafts

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Partial Transcript: I remember when the rafts came down.

Segment Synopsis: McCauley briefly describes what she remembers about timber rafting.

Keywords: Log rafts

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

12:54 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember your dad talking about any of the great tides?

Segment Synopsis: McCauley talks about several floods and various water levels. She also says that many people drowned.

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Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.) United States Army Corp of Engineers

20:02 - Near drownings

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Partial Transcript: I can tell you an amusing incident that happened.

Segment Synopsis: McCauley describes how her sisters and cousin almost drowned near the dam.

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

23:25 - Boonesborough Hotel

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Partial Transcript: And of course I remember when the hotel was built at the beach.

Segment Synopsis: McCauley gives a detailed history of the hotel at Boonesborough. She says that there was a dance hall and that showboats and excursion boats would often stop there.

Keywords: Houseboat; The Princess

Subjects: Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.) Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

32:17 - Floods and droughts

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember the flood of 1937?

Segment Synopsis: McCauley briefly describes the floods and droughts that she remembers. She also talks about a boating accident that occurred because the water was up and stronger than usual.

Keywords: 1930; 1936; 1937; 1938; Lyle, Harvey; Stivers, Charlie

Subjects: Boating accidents--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

44:31 - Ice tide

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall his mentioning any other ice tides in addition to that?

Segment Synopsis: McCauley says that they often would ice skate on the river when it froze over. They would skate between locks.

Keywords: 1917; Ice skating; Ice tide

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

48:28 - Family history

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Partial Transcript: How many years in all was your dad on the river?

Segment Synopsis: McCauley gives her family's history with working on the river.

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Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Dredging--Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.) United States Army Corp of Engineers

54:37 - Drownings

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Partial Transcript: I've seen a lot of people drown.

Segment Synopsis: McCauley talks about the drownings that she remembers as well as some near drownings.

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Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Boating accidents--Kentucky River (Ky.) Boonesborough (Ky.) Dams--Kentucky Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

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