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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,...
    • "Gordon C. Greene"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; "Cape Girardeau"; Greene Line
    • This boat was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana and was originally called "Cape Girardeau". She was acquired by the Greene Line in 1935 and became their family boat with Captain Thomas R. Greene in command. His mother was usually on board with his...
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, the "City of Monroe" was moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight and passengers. There was not loss of life but the "City of...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "Queen City"

    • Steamboats; Mail steamers; "Queen City"; Excursion boats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Queen City" was built at Cincinnati Marine Railways for the Pittsburg and Cincinnati Packet Line. Coming back from a Mardi Gras trip she sank at the Falls of the Ohio on February 17, 1914. She laid up in the Kanawha River at Point Pleasant...
    • "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...
    • 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...
    • Beagle Club

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Clubs; Dogs;
    • A local Beagle Club met at the Best View Hotel. Later the Best View became the Shore Room. It was located on Bass Lake's north end. It has been used as a residence in recent years.
    • Brabrook Hotel at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Tourists; Vacations; Leisure;
    • The Brabrook Hotel was originally built as the Larimer Hotel in 1887. It was one of the first hotels to be built at Bass Lake. This building burned down around 1912. However the clubhouse eventually became home to Buchta's general store.
    • Buffalo Trace road sign

    • monument
    • A film negative of a road sign for the Buffalo Trace, which reads: "Buffalo Trace, Vincennes to Clarksville. Path worn by buffaloes in going from Illinois to salt licks in Kentucky. Became a military road and highway for settlers and early...

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