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McAlpine Locks and Dam

(#714) from Kentucky Life Program 714 (2001)

A trip through the McAlpine Locks at the Falls of the Ohio, which get boats and ships safely past the only significant natural obstacle to navigation along the length of the river, and a look at how the falls and human attempts to circumvent them have influenced the history of Louisville.

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