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    • "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...
    • Worker turning a bull mast

    • Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
    • Huntingburg Wagon Works

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    • A photograph in the Jasper Herald of William Roettger's Wagon Works on Fourth Street in Huntingburg, IN. The man wearing the suit is William Roettger. Keywords: building, business, men, wagon, tools, wheels.
    • Worker standing next to a bull wheel.

    • Employees; Bull wheels; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Worker stands next to a "bull mast". Though it was widely utilized from its inception around 1890 until 1910, it was quickly replaced by platforms powered by electricity.
    • "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...
    • Incline

    • Inclined railroads; Railroad cuts; Hills; Railroad tracks; Railroads
    • The Madison Courier interviewed W.F. Guthrie, an old gentleman who had seen the railroad from an early time. He stated, "After a shower of rain the wheels would slip on the rail and the brakes would not have the desired effect. It was said of a...
    • Shop Notes 1920

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1918

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1919

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1917

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Smithville News 1909-04-16

    • Monroe County (Ind.); Clear Creek (Monroe County, Ind. : Township); Smithville (Ind.); Smithville (Ind.) -- Smithville News; Dillman Family; Ketcham Family; Reeves Family; Bloomington (Ind.); Clear Creek (Ind.); South Union (Ind.)
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    • Train Wreck

    • Railroads; Railroad accidents; Railroad locomotives
    • The Madison Courier on October 25, 1943, reported, "Frank B. Conner, 60, conductor, was killed instantly, and four railway cars were demolished at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon when a "runaway" railroad train raced down the "cuts" plowed up the...
    • Harry Rannell's Bass Lake Park

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Tourism; Merry-go-rounds; Shooting galleries; Ferris wheels; Water slides; Beaches;
    • Bass Lake Park was located right on the lake at the south end of Bass Lake. It was built by Harry Rannells and featured a carousel, ferris wheel, shooting gallery, cafe and water slide. Later it became Brydon's Beach.

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