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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3166. Transcript of trial proceedings in United States of America v. 2,635.04 Acres of Land, Etc. (Tracts 125, 127, 130, 131 – Franklin Berry and Ruby Berry), a case heard in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green on 16 October 1962. At issue was the compensation to be awarded to Franklin and Ruby Berry for the taking of lands in Allen County, Kentucky, by the U.S. Government in connection with the construction of Barren River Reservoir No. 2, also known as the Port Oliver Dam. A jury awarded the Berrys $69,800.


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