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    • 532. Private dining at Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Eating & drinking facilities; Entertainment
    • A photograph depicting well-to-do persons enjoying the private dining room facilities at Rose Island. The well dressed group of people are shown sitting at several small (2-to 4 chairs) tables and one longer table for a party of 10 or 12. Along...
    • 1. Historic Homes Slide Show

    • Architecture; Octagonal Buildings
    • Originally titled: Our Architectural Heritage in 1976, the name was changed to Historic Homes by 1982. Seventy eight Jeffersonville and Clarksville buildings are highlighted in this program. They include businesses with living quarters on upper...
    • 4. 409 East Riverside Drive

    • Architecture
    • The original address was Front Street, but the name was changed to Riverside. This home has both a ground floor arched entrance and a main first floor entrance to the left of center. The ground floor is limestone block with the upper two levels...
    • 5. 325 East Riverside Drive

    • Architecture
    • The original address was Front Street. This Victorian home was built sometime between 1890 and 1900. Miss Mary A. Kennedy was a resident at least through 1983. In 1983 Helen M. Knight was also listed as a resident.
    • 524. 1917 Picnic

    • Picnics; Teenagers
    • Publicity photograph of a group of people enjoying a lunch at a Fern Grove picnic table. The picture includes the two long benches and wooden trestle table covered with a picnic cloth. Eleven people are gathered around the table, headed by an older...
    • 531. Inside the dance hall

    • Dance halls; Amusement parks; Dance
    • Original picture taken sometime in the late 1920's or early 1930's for a Rose Island promotional pamphlet. Pictured is a larger number of men and women dancing. It has been suggest that they are dancing either a foxtrot or the two-step. The...
    • 553. Ohio River Fishing

    • Amusement parks; Fishing; Recreation; Fish
    • Rose Island hired men to fish and keep the resort supplied with fresh fish for meals. One of the fishermen shows off a single day's catch in 1930 of 18 fish for the Rose Island photographer.
    • 558. Rose Island Nickleodeon

    • Musical Instruments; Floods; Disasters
    • A 1939 visit to Rose Island found the remains of the nickleodeon, ruined by the 1937 flood. The photo was taken by photographers from the Courier Journal who visited Rose Island in the summer of 1939.
    • 522. Fern Cliff Hotel postcard

    • Resorts; Hotels; Postcards
    • A postcard depicting the Fern Cliff Hotel summer resort as it stood in 1908. The hotel, located on Rose Island, predated the Rose Island Resort complex. This earlier building is an example of the late Victorian Gingerbread / early Gilded Age...
    • 548. Rose Island Carousel

    • Merry-go-rounds; Amusement Parks
    • A 1930 era photograph, from the advertisement pamphlet, of the Rose Island Carousel. This carousel has been described as having ample room for parents to stand next to the carved horses and seats for those adults and children who did not want to...
    • 550. Rose Island Swimming Pool

    • Swimming Pools; Amusement Parks; Resorts
    • This grainy photograph of people enjoying the Rose Island swimming pool shows young people in bathing suits of the late 1920's and early 1930's standing on the center island, relaxing on floats. and spinning wheels in the water. There is a crowd...
    • 503. Topographical map of Rose Island

    • Maps; Topographic maps
    • Photograph of a topographical map providing details to the peninsula area known as Rose Island, Fourteen Mile Creek and the region known as Devil's Backbone along the north side of the Ohio River near Charlestown, Indiana. This map also shows the...
    • 533. Rose Island Picnic Grounds

    • Eating & Drinking; Picnics; Amusement parks
    • Photograph depicting the picnic grounds at Rose Island. It shows a tables shelter house in the back left hand side of the picture and multiple sturdy wooden trestle tables and benches scattered around a woodland area.
    • 535. Rose Island Cottage Vacation

    • Amusement Parks; Architecture; Vacation houses
    • A couple stands on the creek edge in front of a row of cottages on Rose Island. He is dressed in overalls and she in a lightweight coat covering a blouse and skirt. In one of the five full or partial images of the cottages for rent, a man leads on...
    • 566. 1980 Rose Island Indiana Access

    • Forests
    • 1n the spring of 1980, Jeffersonville Township Public Library staff members met with a representative of the government to visit Rose Island and see what remained. Pictured are, left to right, the government representative, Gary Stengel and Ann...

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