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    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Idlewild" was sold to J. Harold Gorsage in 1947 and the name was changed to "Avalon". She became the most widely traveled excursion boat on the rivers. During her tramping days she made stops at Omaha, Nebraska; New Orleans; Stillwater,...
    • "Carmania"

    • "Carmania"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats
    • The "Carmania" was built at Newport News, Virginia in 1896 and was originally of Mexican registry called the "Tlacotalpan". After being sold to Mobile, Alabama she rammed a dock and killed some 50 people. She was then renamed "Margaret". She was...
    • "Cotton Blossom"

    • Steamboats; Showboats; Riverboats; "Grace Devers"; Towboats; Tugboats; Levees; Otto Hitner
    • The "Cotton Blossom" began life in 1896 as a raft for a lumber company working out of St. Paul. She handled the large excursion barge named "Mississippi" at one time, was renamed "The Princess" and was then sold to the Barrett Line for use as a...
    • "East St. Louis"

    • Excursion steamer; Steamboats; Riverboats; "East St. Louis"; "Virginia"; "Steel City"; "Island Belle"; "Greater New Orleans"; "Washington"
    • The"East St. Louis", shown here on one of her excursions, was originally built as the "Virginia" in 1895 at Cincinnati and was later called the "Steel City". She was renamed the "East St. Louis" in December 1916. At that time her owner was the...
    • "Froman M. Coots"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; W. S. McChesney, Jr.; Diesel; Ohio River
    • The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric...
    • "G.W. McBride"

    • "G. W. McBride"; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents; "Crown Hill"; "Conqueror"; Timbers; Towboats
    • The "G.W. McBride" was built in 1916 at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania as the "Conqueror". The "Conqueror" was upset in a storm and sank. She was raised, rebuilt, and named the "G.W. McBride" by Captain Birch McBride. She was sold to the Ohio River...
    • "Homer Smith"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Stern wheelers; Excursion boats
    • According to Way's Packet Directory the "Homer Smith" was build by Howard's in 1914. The "Homer Smith" ran excursions on the lower Ohio in 1915 and briefly tried the Louisville and Cincinnati trade. It became a regular excursion boat at Pittsburg...
    • "J. S. Deluxe" Steamboat

    • Steamboats; Excursion Boat; Riverboats
    • She was built in Dubuque in 1896 as the "Quincy" for the Diamond Jo Line for use in the St. Louis-St. Paul trade. She was sold to the Streckfus Line and was completely rebuilt to become the super excursion boat, the "J. S. Deluxe." She was the...
    • "John W. Hubbard"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River
    • This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being...
    • "Monongahela"

    • Tugboats; Towboats; Steamboats; Stern wheelers; Paddle wheel steamers
    • The "Monongahela" was built in 1927 and rebuilt in 1945-1946 when she was converted from coal to an oil burner. In the late 1950s she was partially dismantled. Her remains were sold to a South American firm. She broke away from her tug during...
    • "Samuel Clark"

    • "Samuel Clark"; Ohio River; Coal; Stern wheelers; Towboats; Barges; Rivers; Riverboats
    • The inscription on the picture says, "Sternwheel Towboat "Samuel Clark" built in Pittsburg in 1870, was used on the Ohio River until 1916 when the superstructure was removed and the hull sold to Maj. J.F. Butts, Carrollton, Ky., for use as a barge...
    • Speed Way 1963 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc.
    • This is the 1963 February, March, April, and May issues of The Speed Way. The Speed Way was a monthly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human...
    • Bridge estimate by Hiram Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) ; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Nichols, Hiram; Nichols Family
    • Gives estimates of a sum of $1278 for a bridge to be constructed by Hiram J. Nichols. Bridge was estimated at 94 ft by 12 ft. Bridge crosses Clear Creek at Harrodsburg on Bedford Road.
    • Bright Home-312 W. Third Street

    • Historic building
    • This two story brick Old Federal style mansion with Greek Revival cornices was built for Senator Jesse David Bright in 1837. Bright was a controversial politician who expressed pro-slavery sentiments in his political career. He served as Lt....

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