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    • Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters

    • Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865; Correspondence; Fortune telling; Love-letters; American Civil War, letters and diaries; Military life
    • Ernest Schleicher, a soldier in Company I 38th Regiment Indiana Infantry, wrote letters home during the Civil War to Harriet Jackson of New Providence, Indiana. Ernest mustered in as a private in 1861 and was discharged in 1865 as a sergeant. These...
    • "An Honor Roll in Wood"

    • Wood Mosaic cross, originally displayed at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia City IN
    • A preface to "An Honor Roll in Wood"; It was in June 1945, that the idea of obtaining a piece of wood from each of those serving on our Swrvice Roll, was suggested. For over two years we have been unfolding this idea until suddenly we find it has...
    • "City of Madison"

    • "City of Madison"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Explosions; Civil War; Vicksburg
    • The "City of Madison" was built in 1860 and originally ran from Cincinnati to New Orleans. She was built in Madison, Indiana and was used as a government boat during the Civil War. She participated in Grant's campaign on the Tennessee and was at...
    • "City of Madison" on the Dike

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; "City of Madison"; Dikes (Engineering)
    • Built in Madison in 1882, the boat was the second "City of Madison," the first having been lost in a devastating explosion during the Civil War. On June 18, 1894, she was returning from a trip to Memphis, with a stop-over in Owensboro, Kentucky,...
    • "Delta Queen"

    • "Delta Queen"; Steamboats; Historic sites; Madison-Milton Bridge; Riverboats; Rivers
    • The "Delta Queen" and her sister ship "Delta King" were fabricated in Scotland and disassembled for shipment to San Francisco. She was then sent to Stockton, California where she was reassembled and fitted for work in the Sacramento area. In 1941...
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, a great, black cloud loomed menacingly over the city. The "City of Monroe" chanced to be moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; USO clubs; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • "Julius Fleischmann"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Coal; Tugboats
    • She was built as the "Dolphin No. 3" at Jeffersonville, Indiana and was called the "Harry Anderson" for a brief period before receiving the name "Julius Fleischmann." She was owned by the Hatfield Coal Company and towed between the Kanawha River...
    • "Kentucky"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Madison, Indiana; Ohio River; "Kentucky"; Rivers
    • If the "Delta Queen" was the swan of the Ohio, then the "Kentucky" was the Little Mud Hen. According to Way's Packet Directory, "the cabin was shifted out of plumb and leaned in a uniform stagger creating an optical illusion seen nowhere else...
    • "Reuben Wells"

    • Railroad locomotives; Wells, Reuben; Railroad incline; "Reuben Wells"; Railroads
    • Reuben Wells, master mechanic, designed his namesake. It was built in the railroad shops at Jeffersonville, Indiana, under his supervision and placed in service in 1868. It was, at the time, the most powerful engine in the world. It was built to...
    • "Reuben Wells" Locomotive

    • "Reuben Wells"; Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Railroad locomotive industry; Engines; Railroad incline
    • The newly built "Reuben Wells" sits at the Jeffersonville yards where she was built for the J M & I Railroad under the supervision and to the specifications of Master Mechanic, Reuben Wells, for whom she was named. Her boiler was tilted forward to...
    • "Sprague"

    • Towboats; Tugboats; "Sprague"; "Big Momma"; Steamboats; Piers & wharves; Riverboats
    • Built in 1902 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was the largest towboat ever built. Her early beginnings, however, were rocky. On her maiden voyage she collided with a showboat and only a year later had to have her engines replaced. It was difficult for...
    • "Tom Greene"

    • Steamboats; Greene Line; Greene, Chris B.; Greene, Gordon C.; Greene, Mary B.; Greene, Letha; "Delta Queen"; Riverboats; "Tom Greene"
    • The "Tom Greene" was built in 1923 and was owned by the Greene Line of Cincinnati. The "Tom Greene" was in the Cincinnati-Louisville trade until 1947. She was later made into a landing boat and offices. Gordon C. Greene named his boat after his...
    • "Washington" docked in Madison, Indiana

    • Steamboats; Flour & meal industry; Trow Flour Mill; Ohio River; Madison; "Washington"; Riverboats
    • The "Washington" is shown docked at Madison, Indiana, just above the Trow Flour Mill. On its sign you can see part of the word 'Perfection'. Perfection flour was shipped all over the country, and to other countries, by boat and rail. The mill...

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