Caption reads: "Star Quarry At Hillman's Ferry - Looking Northeast Kentucky Project" - taken April 10, 1941 New Historic Kentucky Lake Rock Quarry Photos Post published:March 4, 2022 Post category:Terts & Quats Post comments:0 Comments We recently purchased negatives from the National Archives in Atlanta showing different phases of the creation of Kentucky Lake during the late 1930s and early 40s.These 32 photos show different phases of famous Rock Quarry on Kentucky Lake.To our knowledge, these images have never been seen online before.If you share these individual photos on social media, please credit Four Rivers Explorer and link to this page. Thank you for your support!Note: captions are attached to the photos when you click on them. General view of the quarry. General view of the quarry. General view of the quarry. General view of the quarry. General view of the quarry. General view of the quarry. Operations at the quarry. We believe this is marking the elevation of the rocks. Operations at the quarry. Building the railroad bed leading from Kentucky Dam to the quarry. This is now under water. Site of the quarry as operations begin. Site of the quarry as land stripping begins. This is notated as the “quarry dike site”. Land stripping begins at the quarry. The photographer would be under water today. Quarry site before operations began (dated February 9, 1938). Looking west. The flat field is under water. Caption reads “Star Quarry Site Looking West Toward Boring” Caption reads “Drill #2 at Star Quarry Site Boring Q15A” – this was done to take samples of the ground beneath. Caption reads “looking west toward river” although the river isn’t visible here. Caption reads “Star Quarry Site. Looking West from 100ft Seas” The quarry. Photo taken April 12, 1949, about four years after inundation. The quarry. Photo taken April 12, 1949, about four years after inundation. This photo looks familiar today, showing the entrance to the rock quarry. This was taken October 16, 1946, a little over a year after flooding. Left over tailings or some other material. Photo taken October 16, 1946. Caption reads “Star Quarry At Hillman’s Ferry – Looking Northeast Kentucky Project” – taken April 10, 1941. Caption reads: “Star Quarry At Hillman’s Ferry – Looking Northeast Kentucky Project” – taken April 10, 1941 Mixing Plant, Concrete Conveyor, And Concrete Loading Hopper – June 7, 1940 Dust Collector Building And Air Ducts At Primary Crusher – June 6, 1940 Discharge Chute And Air Ducts Beneath Primary Crusher – June 6, 1940 Primary Crusher And Q-1 Conveyor – June 6, 1940 Plant Buildings At Quarry – June 6, 1940. Loading Bins And Railroad Cars At Quarry – May 27, 1940. Churn Drill At Quarry – April 25, 1940 You Might Also Like TVA Land Acquisition Maps December 21, 2020 Long Creek National Recreation Trail September 24, 2019 Abandoned Paris Landing Bridges December 8, 2021 Tags: Kentucky Dam, Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Lake History, Land Between The Lakes, LBL, Rock Quarry, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA Read more articles Previous PostExploring the Blood River Bottoms Next PostPine Bluff Ferry Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.