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Annual Meeting Ohio alley Historical Association

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until along in the eighties. This was made possible, just as the comple-

tion of the turnpike roads had been rendered possible, by means of county

subscriptions, and for a long time the railroad was operated in the in-

terest of the counties through which it passed and which had contributed

to its construction.

A new chapter in the development of transportation and inter-

course between the two towns which have so long stood as terminal

stations of the "Old Maysville Road," has been opened within our State,

as elsewhere, by the construction and operation for several years past

of the electric car-line service between Lexington and Paris. If the use

of air-ships and aeroplanes does not outrun the growth of the trolley-car,

it is only a question of a short time until Maysville and Lexington, ever

reaching out for each other's friendly hand-clasp and ever cultivating

closer relations, shall be bound into a more perfect and a happier union

by an electric railway system extending on a virtual air-line from town

to town.

In conclusion, we may say of the "Old Maysville Road" and its

predecessor, the "Old Limestone Road," what Dr. Archer Butler Hulbert,

in one of his interesting volumes on "Historic Highways of America,"

has said of Zane's Trace:

"The little road here under consideration is unique among

American highways in its origin and in its history. It was demanded

not by war, but by civilization; not by exploration and settlement,

but by settlements that were already made and in need of com-

munion and commerce. * * * And finally it was on the subject

of the Maysville Turnpike that the question of internal improvement

by the national government was at last decided when, in 1830.

President Jackson signed that veto which made the name of Mays-

ville a household word throughout the United States."







1. The name of this organization shall be THE OHIO VALLEY HIS-


2. Its object shall be to promote the general historical interests of

the Ohio Valley and especially to encourage the study and teaching of

its local history.

3. Membership in the Association shall consist of the following

classes: (1) Individual members; (2) Organizations interested in its

objects, such organizations shall be represented by not less than two nor

more than seven of their members, but other members of said organiza-

tion are eligible to become individual members of the Association; (3)