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Steamboat captain cemented his place in Owen history

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By Bonnie Strassell

The aged photograph revealed a steamboat captain whose chiseled features were accentuated by a neatly trimmed beard.
Gazing at the image one could imagine a slim, energetic figure pacing the deck of a steamboat as he barked orders to his crew and guided his vessel to an Owen County landing in the late 1800s.
Captain Samuel Sanders was born in 1813, and when not on the Kentucky commanding one of his packet boats, he could be seen roaming the hills on his farm in Monterey.


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