Sunday 29 September 2013

Down By The River

     I am on my way home to Canada.  I don't have a lot of time to do a blog as I sit here at the Dallas Airport, but I did take this photo of Evansville, Indiana, my home town the other day, so I thought I would let you see what it looks like.  Evansville is situated at the very bottom of the state, on a curve of the Ohio River.  What you can see in the photo is the Evansville river front.  It has lots of places for people to sit to watch the fireworks display that takes place over the river on the 4th of July.
     The Ohio is very wide at Evansville.  People used to say it was a mile wide.  I can't really confirm that, but it looks quite the distance across.
     Being wily politicians, the state legislature of Indiana wanted to allow gambling, but didn't want to incur the wrath of the god-fearing voters, so what they did was to allow a casino "riverboat" that sat on the river, docked at Evansville, but "not on Indiana soil."  It sits just off the photo on the left hand side. 
    The Ohio River is the boundary of Indiana and Kentucky.  It always seemed unfair to me, but the Ohio River legally belongs to the state of Kentucky.  It seemed like it should be shared between the two states.

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