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 By Margaret Warminski By Margaret Warminski
  
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 In its earliest days, [[Boone County]] prospered largely because of the [[Ohio River]] that forms its northern and western boundaries. ​ Riverboats carried farm produce upriver to Cincinnati, [[ferries]] offered trans-river access to cities in Ohio and Indiana, and [[steamboats]] brought goods, passengers and newspapers to Boone County river towns from as far away as Pittsburgh and New Orleans. ​ Since Kentucky owned the Ohio River to the low water mark of the opposite shore, all Ohio River ferries were under Kentucky jurisdiction. ​ All ferry bonds were issued in Kentucky, and Boone County ferries were registered at the Boone County Courthouse. ​ At one time there were six major ferry crossings to the opposite shores of Ohio and Indiana and at least as many shipping points with warehouses. ​ The c.[[1817]] [[Anderson Ferry]] at [[Constance]],​ along the county’s northern river edge, has been in continuous year-round operation for almost 200 years and is today one of only three full-time ferry operations remaining along the entire length of the Ohio River. In its earliest days, [[Boone County]] prospered largely because of the [[Ohio River]] that forms its northern and western boundaries. ​ Riverboats carried farm produce upriver to Cincinnati, [[ferries]] offered trans-river access to cities in Ohio and Indiana, and [[steamboats]] brought goods, passengers and newspapers to Boone County river towns from as far away as Pittsburgh and New Orleans. ​ Since Kentucky owned the Ohio River to the low water mark of the opposite shore, all Ohio River ferries were under Kentucky jurisdiction. ​ All ferry bonds were issued in Kentucky, and Boone County ferries were registered at the Boone County Courthouse. ​ At one time there were six major ferry crossings to the opposite shores of Ohio and Indiana and at least as many shipping points with warehouses. ​ The c.[[1817]] [[Anderson Ferry]] at [[Constance]],​ along the county’s northern river edge, has been in continuous year-round operation for almost 200 years and is today one of only three full-time ferry operations remaining along the entire length of the Ohio River.
  
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-  * //[[http://bcplfusion.bcpl.org/Repository/TRN_Notes_on_Indian_Trails_2009.pdf|Notes on Indian Trails in Kentucky]]//​+  * //[[https://bcp.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/​search/​asset/​26791/​0|Notes on Indian Trails in Kentucky]]//​
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   * [[Air Disasters in Boone County]] ​   * [[Air Disasters in Boone County]] ​
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