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Kentucky's Frontier HighwayHistorical Landscapes along the Maysville Road$
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Karl Raitz and Robert Roland-Holst

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136646

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.001.0001

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Living with the River

Living with the River

(p.325) 33 Living with the River
Kentucky's Frontier Highway

Karl Raitz

Nancy O’Malley

University Press of Kentucky

Maysville's historic river landing area has been transformed by building tear-down, the installation of railroad tracks, and the removal of much of Front Street. Nineteenth century steamboats arrived and departed the Maysville landing area at the foot of Market Street. This chapter discusses the city's historic and contemporary relationship with the Ohio River which has seen six major floods between 1831 and 1937. The US Corps of Engineers completed a floodwall at Maysville in 1956.

Keywords:   Ohio River, Watershed, Flood, Flood plain, Floodwall

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