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Burning Dawn

A red and yellow Ohio River dawn. It looks like the water is afire. Eric Suddeth photo 110616.

 

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The photo is the front of the farmhouse I lived in as a baby. It belonged to my grandparents. This is the front—the back faces the Ohio River—on the right is Bull Creek. Grandpa’s farm ran all the way down to the Ohio River. He farmed with mules but had a milk cow, pigs, and chickens. (this is close to Charlestown Indiana)

The land slopes down to the Ohio River, which during dry weather was fordable on horseback. About 1790, Kentucky settlers built a blockhouse, Armstrong Station, to keep Shawnee warriors from crossing into Kentucky. I believe the farmhouse was built on the only flat ground available—the site of Armstrong Station. Being beside Bull Creek gave the blockhouse an emergency water supply. (blockhouse pictured is an example, the blockhouse was gone before cameras)

 

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Morning fog

I like the way the lights burn through the Ohio River morning fog. Eric Suddeth photo–060818.

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Nightlife

Eric Suddeth took this Ohio River photo on April 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm. I love the interplay between the reddish/pinks and blues.. A few miles upriver from Louisville.

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Dawn on the Ohio River, near Louisville. Eric Suddeth photo, 04232019.

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Just peeking

Photo of 12-mile Island, Ohio River, upriver from Louisville. I like the way the boats are seemingly racing. Eric Suddeth 07032020.

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Anchors aweigh!

This house belonged to my great-grandfather, Alonzo Pait, in Shawneetown Illinois, close to the river. About 1900 an Ohio River flood almost carried the house off. Alonzo attached a steamboat anchor to the rear of the house to keep it from floating away. It survived the 1937 flood and was torn down about 1980. (1910 picture of Alonzo’s elder son, Harvey Pait, in front of house)

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Dawn is slipping under the clouds along the Ohio River at 12-mile Island, a few miles upriver from Louisville. 06182020 Eric Suddeth photo.

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Dawn on the Ohio, June 14, 2010. I like the silver-gray dawn contrasting with the choppy river. Eric Suddeth photo, 06142020

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Dawn brings promise

Dawn on the Ohio River. Eric Suddeth April 2019 photo.

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