Reminiscences of the Last Sixty-Five Years; Commencing with the Battle of Lexington. Also, Sketches of His Own Life and Times

Reminiscences of the Last Sixty-Five Years; Commencing with the Battle of Lexington. Also, Sketches of His Own Life and Times

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...21st, was covered with boats, arks, and rafts of every description, from the huge flat boats of 1000 barrels burden, down to the light Indian bark canoe, With its single navigator, with his single paddle, wending his way along the streets, to note the progress of the flood. During the three or four last days, before the water began to recede, it is believed that not less than from one hundred and fifty to two hundred, skiffs and boats of various descriptions, were built within the city, which, if not as splendid and rich in their appearance, were at least as useful, as the far famed gondolas of Venice. Among the public losses sustained on this occasion, is Mill Creek bridge, a substantial covered building, which, if I am correctly informed, cost the county $13,000, --it got under way on Wednesday, the 15th, and the next I heard of it, it was landed on six mile island, being that distance above Louisville. Deer Creek bridge began to rise, but was secured in time. Severe losses have been sustained by some of our merchants on Front and Main streets, from having placed too much confidence in what was heretofore known as high water mark; had it not been for this, ample time was afforded, to have placed every cent's worth of moveable property beyond the reach of the water, and at a trifling expense--consequently similar losses can never occur in future, as the innumerable number of marks of high water which the present flood has established, will put every one on his guard, long before it shall have reached to what has been heretofore considered " extreme high water." Before the flood began to abate, the large horse ferry boat came up Main street to Second, and discharged her passengers, and the still larger steam ferry boat, came up...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680449X
  • 9781236804495