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Henderson County Public Library photograph collections, 1883-1966.

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These are photographs of people, places, and events in Henderson and Henderson County, Kentucky. Subjects include agriculture, churches, businesses, old homes, and local landmarks.
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Genre/Form: Photographs
Named Person: Buddy Ebsen; W C Handy; Fess Parker; Lawrence W Wetherby; Robert Mitchell
Document Type: Archival Material
OCLC Number: 122580089
Description: 3.5 cubic ft.

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These are photographs of people, places, and events in Henderson and Henderson County, Kentucky. Subjects include agriculture, churches, businesses, old homes, and local landmarks.

Among the people pictured are musician and composer, W. C. Handy, who lived in Henderson in the 1890s; actors Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen, who filmed a motion picture in the area in the 1950s; Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby; and Henderson native, Robert Mitchell, who participated in the 1936 Olympics. Also included are photographs of the Henderson police force (1894); the Henderson High School girls' basketball state champions (1921); the Henderson High School band on trip to New Orleans (1954); the faculty of all Henderson County schools (1894); an eighth-grade class (1923); and a local semi-pro baseball team (1910).

Collections also include various images related to the Ohio River including the flood of 1937, bridges, barges, steamboats, and Lock and Dam No. 38. Among the landmarks and buildings shown are the county courthouse, Henderson city hall, Riverside Park, John James Audubon State Park, and the Columbia School. Other images include a confiscated still, the library, streetcars, and horsedrawn wagons.

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