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    • 375. Rose Island Entrance

    • Steamboats; Amusement parks
    • The large stone pillar and cast iron sign spelling out Rose Island capture the viewer's attention first in this photograph. In addition to the sign there is a large crowd of people, dressed in the style of the 1920's, disembarking from a excursion...
    • 542. Rose Island Steamer

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • Pictured is the Louisville dock in 1928. in the foreground are cars parked on the slant of the dock. A steamboat's stacks are puffing, there are various people strolling around the docks and on the steamer. Some are obviously workers, others are...
    • 543. Gertrude Ellis Orchestra

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • Pictured is the music stage on one of the Rose Island excursion steamers. Seated across the stage are 7 musicians, all women. They are all wearing a white sleeveless dress with a scooped neckline. Each woman holds or is seated by a musical...
    • 544. River Entrance to Rose Island

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • The large stone pillar and cast iron sign spelling out Rose Island capture the viewer's attention first in this photograph. In addition to the sign there is a large crowd of people, dressed in the style of the 1920's, disembarking from a excursion...
    • 629. Excursion Ticket, 1899

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • The image shows an excursion ticket for a trip to the Fern Grove Amusement Park. This trip was specifically for those whose children attended St. Matthews UCC church, or as it was known in 1899, Evangelical St. Matthew Church. The cost was fifteen...
    • "St Paul" Excursion Boat

    • Steamboats; Madison (Ind.); Piers and warves
    • 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...
    • America (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • The "America" was built at Jeffersonville as a packet boat. Her hull and machinery came from the "Indiana" which had burned at Cincinnati on May 1, 1916. She was later remodeled to a full-fledged excursion boat operating mostly out of...
    • America (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • The "America" was built in Jeffersonville from the hull and machinery of the old "Indiana" in 1917. She ran as a packet for several years and then was converted to an excursion boat. She burned at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1930. The "America" is...
    • America (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • The excursion boat, "America" is docked at Madison loading up for a day at Rose Island (formerly Fern Grove). The occasion is the American Boy excursion of 1927 in which about 1,500 people participated. The boat was scheduled to return at 7:30 p.m....
    • Avalon (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; 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,...
    • Belle of the Bends (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; Cotton;
    • The "Belle of the Bends" was built in 1898 and in 1909 she sank and was raised for the first time. A year later she again went under and was raised. She ran as an excursion boat in New Orleans in 1910 and 1911. Soon after she was overhauled and...
    • Carmania (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • 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 (steamboat)

    • Steamboats; ; 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...
    • Speedometer 1928 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Speed Way (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Louisville...
    • The Speedometer was a monthly or sometimes bi-weekly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant but also included human interest stories. The Speedometer began publication...
    • East St. Louis (steamboat)

    • Steamboats;
    • 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...

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