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Burnside, Ky., before Lake Cumberland, 1950

Posted on August 14, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
A government operated ferry on the Cumberland River at Burnside, Ky in July of 1950, prior to the formation of Lake Cumberland. Above the ferry is the US 27 bridge and tunnel which were built in 1932. The tunnel can still be seen today just above the water line. A story regarding the formation of the lake and the moving of Burnside to higher ground appeared in the Lexington Leader July 22, 1950.

A government-operated ferry crossed the Cumberland River at Burnside, Ky., in July 1950, before the formation of Lake Cumberland. Above the ferry is the U.S. 27 bridge and tunnel, which were built in 1932. The tunnel can be seen today, just above the water line. A story about the impending lake and the moving of Burnside to higher ground appeared in the Lexington Leader on  July 22, 1950.

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