Monday, February 6, 2012

Northern Kentucky Riverwalk

We went to Covington and did the Riverwalk tour. This is a neat little park. You can sit and watch the boats go down the river or walk around and see the statues.
The Riverwalk Statue Tour is comprised of seven life like bronze statues of historical figures. Chief Little Turtle led a confederation of Miami, Delaware, and Shawnee. Simon Kenton was early explorer. John James Audubon spent time here drawing and painting. Brought to America as an infant by slave traders, James Bradley earned enough money to purchase his freedom and took part in the Lane Seminary debated on slavery. Daniel Carter Beard founded the Boy Scouts in 1910. Captain Mary B. Greene was one of the few women to become a licensed river pilot and boat master. John A. Roebling, best known as the architect of the Brooklyn Bridge, also designed the Roebling Suspension Bridge to connect Kentucky and Ohio.
The park is located on Riverside Drive. Covington, Kentucky

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