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    • The Action - Newsletter of Indiana Ordnance Works, Charlestown, Indiana

    • The Action (Indiana Ordnance Works employee newsletter); Employees' magazines, newsletters.; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; Indiana Ordnance Works (U.S.); Hoosier Ordnance Plant; Indiana Arsenal; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant; Clark County...
    • The Action is the first employee newsletter of Indiana Ordnance Works smokeless powder plant on Highway 62 in Charlestown, Indiana. There are just 11 issues of The Action. Numbers 3, 6 and 7 are missing from this collection. The U.S. Government...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 526. Map of Rose Island

    • Amusement parks; Maps
    • A map providing details for those visiting the Rose Island Resort in the 1920's. Starting on the left (west) side and moving east, the map shows forest areas, the path of 14 Mile Creek and intersecting creeks, the road to Rose Island on the...
    • 527. c1924 advertisement

    • Amusement parks; Advertisements; Steamboats
    • Newspaper advertisement, c 1924, advertising the newly opened Rose Island Resort, as a place to spend Decoration Day. The advertisement incorporates a drawing of the steamboat, America, used as a ferry from Louisville to the resort and states that...
    • 529. Rose Island Hotel

    • Amusement Parks; Hotels
    • Photograph depicts the Rose Island Hotel surrounded by the trees and lawn of the hotel. The words Rose Island Hotel are printed in white on the photograph and a slogan "A Delightful Place to Rest" is printed under the picture. The letters running...
    • 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...
    • 536. Rose Island Water Tower

    • Amusement parks; Water towers
    • From the advertisement pamphlet (1930) on Rose Island, this picture demonstrates a bit of the infrastructure of the island. The resort was fairly self sufficient with its own well and water supply housed in the pictured tower and pump house/shed.
    • 540. Parking for Rose Island

    • Amusement Parks; Automobiles; Parking
    • The owners of Rose Island provided as many ways of access to the resort as possible, even to the extent of purchasing land on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River and providing a manned parking lot and free ferry rides for potential customers. This...
    • 551. Rose Island Jersies

    • Cows; Dairy cattle; Agriculture; Farms; Resorts; Amusement parks
    • 1930 era photograph of a herd of Jersey cattle. The Rose Island Company purchased its own herds and hired local farmers to raise cattle in order to provide fresh milk and butter to the hotel kitchen, concession stands, and for the catering...
    • 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.
    • 556. Notice to Rose Island Patrons

    • Amusement Parks; Resorts; Gambling; Vandalism; Animal welfare
    • This notice to the patrons of Rose Island could have been published anytime, but most likely was near the end of or after the end of the Prohibition era in 1933. The notice not only address drinking alcoholic beverages, but also gambling, the...
    • 557. 1937 cottage flood damage

    • Floods; Amusement parks; Disasters; Resorts
    • The photographic image of the 1937 flood damage to cottage row of Rose Island demonstrates the power of ten feet of water. The cottages are lifted from their foundations. The house to the far left is splintered into the center cottage, which is...
    • 568. Rose Island 1980 Infrastructure,

    • Sewerage; Water Supply
    • This 1980 photograph of Gary Stengel, a staff member of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, looking at what remains of the infrastructure of the Rose Island Resort. Various pipe for water and sewer remain in pieces on the ground.

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