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Breckinridge County, 100 Years Ago, 12/4/1912
Posted by: F. Keenan (ID *****4329) Date: December 25, 2012 at 06:58:20
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This news was reported in the BRECKINRIDGE NEWS newspaper, November, 2012, in its 100 Years ago column.

"Everybody has noticed the many teams bringing timber to Cloverport ever since last May. The timber is being cut from the Quisenbury land and the Mullen farm. 400,000 feet was cut from the former place and 50,000 feet will have been cut from the latter by the time the contract is finished. There are three sawmills in hauling distance from each other, one on the Owen Seaton place, one on the James Keenan place and the other on Mullen's farm on which Leon(ard) Keenan lives. It cost $12 a 1,000 feet to get this lumber to Cloverport, down to the river bank and ready for the boats. The man who cuts it gets $1 a 1,000 feet, the log-hauler gets $2 a 1,000 feet and the sawmill man gets $4 a 1,000 feet. There are 46 men who haul the lumber to this port. They do this along with their other work on their farms. Each load brings $3. The contract will be finished about next April. Most of the timber goes to Owensboro."


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