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1:13 - Kentucky River memories

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Partial Transcript: How would you describe this area of Clark County?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes briefly mentions a quarry flood and the local sawmill.

Keywords: Quarry

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Logging Sawmills--Kentucky River (Ky.)

6:55 - Career at the quarry

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Partial Transcript: What year did you begin work on the quarry at Boonesborough?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes says that he began working at the quarry in 1935. The quarry has high-quality limestone.

Keywords: Limestone; Quarry

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.)

9:20 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember the 1937 flood?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes describes the high water levels that he remembers and that he was told about. He says the 1937 flood was caused by back water from the Ohio River.

Keywords: 1890; 1937; 1978; Ohio River

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

12:12 - Local quarries

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any early things that occurred around the locks?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes gives a history of local quarries. He says that lock ten was built with stone from a nearby quarry.

Keywords: Clark County, Kentucky; Madison County, Kentucky; Quarry

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

16:26 - Quarry accidents

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any accidents associated with the quarry?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes says that most accidents were caused by new workers and bad supervision. They had one fatality when a rock fell on a man.

Keywords: Accidents; Quarry

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22:41 - River transporatation

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Partial Transcript: We used to use the river in our time for transporting sand.

Segment Synopsis: Dykes talks about the decrease in use of the river for shipping. He says that they now use trucks instead of the river.

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Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

26:01 - Droughts

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any extraordinary dry years on the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes describes the drought of 1930. He also says that the local cities are facing water shortages because of droughts. He gives his opinion about the best site for a new dam.

Keywords: 1930

Subjects: Dams--Kentucky Droughts--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

30:41 - River stories

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall hearing any stories associated with the river from your older relatives?

Segment Synopsis: Dykes talks about barges on the river and a 100 pound catfish getting caught in a trotline.

Keywords: Catfish; Trotline

Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

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