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Cabin Located

This cabin was built in 1784 as part of the Isaac Hite Plantation and Mill (Cave Spring Plantation)—now Tom Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Kentucky. It has been moved about a mile and is for sale–$1,300,000.

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Magic Bridge Aglow

This is the Lincoln Bridge, taking northbound I-65 across the Ohio River. Photo taken from the Indiana side, Louisville in the background. Behind this bridge, you can see the older Kennedy Bridge with southbound I-65. Copyright Eric Suddeth 04-25-20202 photo.

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The Mary M. Miller—named after Louisvillian Mary Millicent Miller, the first woman to attain her steamboat captain’s license, 1884. Originally built in nearby Utica, Indiana, 1985 by Marine Builders. Originally named Missouri River Queen, she holds 350 passengers and leaves from the Louisville wharf.

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Bird’s eye view

This is a close up of Six Mile Island (Six Mile Island State Nature Preserve), six miles upriver on the Ohio River from Louisville. Only approachable by boat, it is seldom visited. I would love to roam here. 2018 Eric Suddeth photo.

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Audubon’s Hangout?

Did John James Audubon paint many of his birds here? This is Six Mile Island (Six Mile Island State Nature Preserve), 6 miles up the Ohio River from Louisville, where Audubon lived for a few years. This also the turnaround point for the yearly Great Steamboat Race.

Indiana on the viewer’s left, Kentucky on the right. 2019 Eric Suddeth photo.

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Magical morning

This is a towboat going down the Ohio River near Utica Indiana, just upriver from Louisville. Eric Suddeth is the photographer.

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Eric Suddeth took this magnificent photo Saturday near Utica, Indiana, just upriver from Louisville.

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This is an 1885 tavern on Frankfort Avenue in the St. Matthews/Crescent Hill area of Louisville. Back then hungry and thirsty people were  satisfied. Nowadays, the area is full of trendy bars and restaurants.

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Photography as Poetry

This is Six Mile Island–six miles upriver on the Ohio from Louisville. Officially it is Six Mile Island State Nature Preserve (Kentucky). Audubon probably visited it to paint his birds. Photo by Eric Suddeth, 082719.

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On August 6, 1855—election day—members of the Know Nothing Party rioted against Irish and German immigrants in Louisville. At least 22 died and businesses and homes were burned down. Though half the Germans were Protestant, this was widely viewed as an anti-Catholic riot. Some elderly men told my dad that fifty years later such bitterness remained that the L&N Railroad’s south Louisville locomotive shops had a yellow line running down the middle. Protestants and Catholics keeping to their respective sides. (U of L’s Cardinal Stadium is now located there) The hatred was also directed at Democrats since immigrants mostly voted Democratic. (some members of the Whig party left town to avoid Know-Nothing wrath, too)

No photos remain. St. Martin Cathedral, the site of some of the riots, is shown from 1870.

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