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    • Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters

    • United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers--correspondence; Correspondence; Fortune telling; Love letters; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--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...
    • "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...
    • "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,...
    • "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...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; 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...
    • "St Paul" Excursion Boat

    • Steamboats; Excursion boats; "Senator"; Madison; Riverboats; "Saint Paul"
    • She was built in 1883 and became an excursion boat in 1917. Here the "Saint Paul" is docked at Madison, Indiana. The rowboat in the foreground gives some idea of the size of this excursion boat. She was later named "Senator". Photograph taken...
    • "Trimble"

    • "Trimble"; Ferryboat; Ice; Ohio River; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • Here you can see some of the devastation the ice caused during the harsh winter of 1917-1918. The ferryboat "Trimble" is caught and nearly buried in the thick ice. She did survive but was badly damaged. On February 20, 1918 the newspaper reported,...
    • "Trimble"--Madison and Milton Landing

    • Ferryboat; Ferryboat landing; Madison, Indiana; "Trimble"; Ohio River; Rivers; Riverboats; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The inscription on the old picture reads, "Madison & Milton Ferry Landing--1908." The landing at Madison and the ferryboat, "Trimble" looked much like this during the winter of 1917 and 1918 when some of the worst weather of the century hit much...
    • Advertisement-Marks and Benson

    • Advertisements; Excursion boats; Clothing stores; Ohio River; Steamboats
    • In the early 1900s Marks and Benson, a men's clothier, began an advertising campaign that they would continue for over 25 years. Some of the rules and offers changed over the years, but basically when any boy, accompanied by a parent, purchased a...
    • Advertisement-Tariff Rates Schedule

    • Railroads; Tariffs; Documents; Advertisements
    • Here is a "Through Tariff" schedule. Just reading through the list of articles is interesting. Some that caught our eye are bonnets and band boxes; scythes stones (in oil or dry); shoe pegs; and firecrackers. The steamships "Alvin Adams" and "David...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan to Sarah Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History ; Nichols Family -- Correspondence; Family -- Indiana -- Monroe County; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1864). Company K; Indiana --...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan write to Sarah Nichols of general correspondence.
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan to Sarah Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History ; Nichols Family -- Correspondence; Family -- Indiana -- Monroe County; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1864). Company K; Indiana --...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan write to Sarah Nichols of general correspondence.
    • Angle grinder

    • Limestone mills; Employees; Stone-cutting tools--Angle grinders; Stone-cutting tools--Rip saws; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Although saws were often employed to make long vertical cuts into the stone, some, such as the one pictured here were enlisted as angle grinders to make smaller cuts into larger pieces of stone.

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