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    • Eagle Hollow School

    • Schools
    • From the Madison Courier, "It sat on a hill. Long since departed and unused is the old Eagle Hollow School, shown in a photo taken by the late Harry Lemen on October 16, 1927. The Eagle Hollow school was one of many such edifices in use before...
    • Island Queen (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Ohio River
    • The "Island Queen" glides down the Ohio near Madison, Indiana. She was built in 1925 and for more than 20 years, she carried "day trippers" on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Coney Island. She also ran excursions along the inland waterways...
    • High Wheel Bicycle

    • Bicycles; Transportation
    • The young fellow Harry Lemen describes as "the Cox Boy" is riding a high wheeler in front of Rousch's Book Store on Main Street. This type of bicycle was first mass manufactured in the 1880s and enjoyed only limited popularity. Picture taken...
    • Coal Oil Wagon

    • Transportation; Horse-drawn vehicles
    • According to Harry Lemen, this coal oil wagon was fifty-three years old in 1927 and the owner, Paul Meyers, was its twenty-third owner. In the late 1800s and early 1900s coal oil, or kerosene, was much in demand. Its primary use was for lamps and...
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church

    • Churches; Church schools; Catholic churches; Costigan, Frances; Stone buildings
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church and school, Madison, Indiana. The beautiful Gothic-style church was built in 1839 and may have been designed by Francis Costigan, a member of the congregation. Postcard dated circa 1910
    • Steam Shovel

    • Steam shovels; Bridges; Ohio River; Road construction
    • Steam shovel is seen chopping away at the hillside opposite of Madison, Indiana, where a new road is being made to connect with the Madison-Milton Bridge.
    • Madison-Milton Bridge and the Margaret J.

    • Tugboats; Ferries; Bridge docks; Boats; Milton; Madison-Milton Bridge
    • The old "Margaret J" is seen from the Milton side of the river. She is pushing the hull of the former ferryboat, "Trimble". The towboat "Inland" is making its way down the river. In the distance, at the far left, can be seen a piling being built...
    • North Madison Depot

    • North Madison; Train depots; Railroad stations; Railroads
    • This depot was built in 1908 and located near State Road 7 on the hilltop, near Johnson Lake on Cragmont Street, and demolished in 1968. Bushrod W. Taylor, Superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Louisville, gave directions for the building...
    • Work Sheds

    • Railroads; Inclined railroads; Railroad cuts; Bridges; Railroad tracks
    • Work sheds were placed along the tracks to hold equipment and tools. Workers sometimes took shelter in them. Sheds much like these were used to house hand-cars, also. Photograph taken 1930s
    • Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroads; Cog railroads; Railroad tracks
    • W.F. Guthrie reported, "In 1862 they had a cog track laid between the rails on the inclined place and a wheel fitting in the cogs to draw the cars up and let them down again. Sometimes they would break loose and come flying down the hill and...
    • Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroad cuts; Horse railroads; Hills; Railroads
    • This picture gives you an idea of the scope of the incline. In the early days of the railroad, engines were not strong enough or heavy enough to adhere to the tracks. The only means of pulling the train up the incline was horse power. On March 6,...

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