Friday, December 17, 2010

Whatta They Got That We Ain't Got?

Maysville, Kentucky is getting daily Amtrak service. Madison, Wisconsin almost got 6 train per day.

But then Maysville is the county seat of Mason County, Kentucky, with a population of almost 9,000. And Maysville is slambang across the Ohio River from Aberdeen, Ohio. Ahoot, Maysville is the principal city of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Mason and Lewis counties!

Maysville even has a road connecting it to Lexington, despite the efforts of President Andrew Jackson who vetoed the road in 1827. Some scholars speculate he just didn't like Maysville.....

Madison, Wisconsin has over 200,000 residents, but no Amtrak service and no bridge over or tunnel under Lake Monona.


I once drove across the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge at night during a heavy thunderstorm and lived to tell about it, which is more than can be said for Simon Kenton.

Sure, the bridge looks picturesque standing there in the sunshine.Ha! Don't be fooled. The dude was ugly.  

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