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    • "Cotton Blossom"

    • Steamboats; Showboats; Riverboats; "Grace Devers"; Towboats; 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...
    • "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...
    • "G.W. McBride"

    • "G. W. McBride"; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents; "Crown Hill"; "Conqueror"; Timbers; Towboats
    • The "G.W. McBride" was built in 1916 at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania as the "Conqueror". The "Conqueror" was upset in a storm and sank. She was raised, rebuilt, and named the "G.W. McBride" by Captain Birch McBride. She was sold to the Ohio River...
    • "John Brough" Locomotive

    • John Brough; Railroad locomotives; Railroads; Mountain railroads; Cog railroads; Baldwin Works; Madison
    • The cog locomotive "John Brough" was designed in 1849 and delivered in 1850 by the Baldwin Works to climb the "hill" in Madison. It was owned by the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad and named after John Brough, president of the company. It was...
    • "Reuben Wells"

    • Railroad locomotives; Engines; Inclined railroads; Railroad employees; People; Railroads
    • Railroad employees are posed with the "Reuben Wells." It was originally given the number 35, but was later changed to No. 365, and was specifically built for the JM and I Railroad for use on the incline at Madison, Indiana. It went into service...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "Tom Greene"

    • Steamboats; Greene Line; Greene, Chris B.; Greene, Gordon C.; Greene, Mary B.; Greene, Letha; "Delta Queen"; Riverboats; "Tom Greene"
    • The "Tom Greene" was built in 1923 and was owned by the Greene Line of Cincinnati. The "Tom Greene" was in the Cincinnati-Louisville trade until 1947. She was later made into a landing boat and offices. Gordon C. Greene named his boat after his...
    • "W. C. Mitchell"

    • Towboats; Steamboats; "George Matheson No. 2"; Steamboat accidents; Riverboats
    • Perl Inville watches as the "W .C. Mitchell" passes by. In 1907 a new towboat was built and named "George Matheson No. 2". She was known familiarly along the Kanawha River as the "Bologna George". In 1920 she was renamed the "W. C. Mitchell" and...
    • Abe Martin Lodge Front Porch

    • Inns and Lodging;
    • Color Photograph. View of historic front to Abe Martin Lodge (the main entrance today was originally the back side to the Lodge). The Lodge was built in 1932 using native stone and oak timbers. The Lodge and family cottages were named in honor...
    • American Flag Made by Special Ed Class

    • Edna Hess; teacher; Opportunity Room; Betsy Ross; flag; Esther Weaver; Mary Ann Stiegliz Haab
    • Edna Hess, a 5th grade teacher in Syracuse, started a class named the Opportunity Room. This Betsy Ross flag was made by children in in her room. The flag was hand stitched. It passed to Esther Weaver, who passed it to Mary Ann Stiegliz Haab in...
    • Speed Way 1958 - Newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company, Speed, Indiana

    • Louisville Cement Company (Speed, Ind.); The Warning Star (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc.
    • This is the 1958 February, April, May, June, August-September, and November issues of The Speed Way. The Speed Way was a monthly newsletter of the Louisville Cement Company in Speed, Indiana. The newsletter was focused on safety issues at the plant...
    • 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...
    • Arrest warrant, Jonathan Jennings to John Tipton, 1819 November 27

    • Warrants (Law); Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834; Stephens, Robert; Thompson, James; Young, Jesse; Susan, woman of color; Slaveholders; Slaves, crimes against; Harrison County (Ind.)
    • Handwritten warrant signed by Governor Jennings and Secretary R. A. New. Robert Stevens and the others are charged with "taking and carrying away a Negro woman named Susan".
    • McKinney Family Papers 1823-1923

    • Clark County (Ind.); Charlestown (Ind.); Memphis (Ind.); Jeffersonville (Ind.); New Albany (Ind.); Louisville (Ky.); Correspondence; Military pensions--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Receipts; Land sales; Land titles--Registration and...
    • The McKinney Family Papers span 100 years and at least three generations of the McKinney family. The collection starts in 1823 with the purchase of 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana and ends in 1923 with a bill of sale for a Ford Touring car. The...
    • Speedometer 1952 - 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); Speed, Ind.;...
    • 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...
    • Bass Lake Country Club

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Country clubs;
    • The Bass Lake Country Club was built in 1890 and located on Cranberry Point. The Country Club was used for many weddings, graduations and family reunions. There was a dock at the club and people could arrive by boat from other areas and hotels on...

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