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    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 22 May 1945

    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life;World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns England; Air raids; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Bombs
    • Jimmy talks about how he wants to get back to civilian clothes. He says he can write more about his experiences now that the war is over. He talks about being in England and having bombs dropped close to him with gun fire from the sky at the same...
    • Scenic View Lake Syracuse

    • Syracuse Lake
    • This postcard shows a view of Syracuse Lake. The info on the back of the card says "Located in Northern Indiana, this scenic lake covering an area of over 400 acres, is connected with Lake Wawasee. On the west side of Syracuse Lake, is the resort...
    • Syracuse School Class Photo

    • Syracuse High School; basketball team; Lepper; Klink.; Foster; Freeman; Hires; Hibner; Rarig; McClintic; Beck; Druchamiller
    • This image is a class photo. The information we have is as following: (Top row left to right) Lepperr, F.; Klink, Sub. G.; Freeman, Sub. C.; Rires, Sub. F.; Hibner, C.; Rarig, G.; McClintic, Sub G.; Beck, Coach; Druckamiller, F. Capt.
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    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph of a lone grosbeak sitting on a branch appeared in the July 1, 1901 issue of Outing magazine. There it has the caption of "Young Grosbeak - One of Six." The caption written in red ink below the photograph though illegible is not...
    • Nest of the vesper sparrow

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph is labeled Nest of Vesper Sparrow. Appearing in the July issue of "Outing magazine" on page 440, it bears the caption, Ground Sparrow's nest. Of those birds building on the ground, Gene says,"The architecture of about one-half the...
    • "Loucinda"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Marks and Benson; ice gorge; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Loucinda" was built in 1910 and was one of the casualties of the 1918 ice gorge that claimed several boats in Cincinnati. The inscription says, "Marks and Benson, American Boy excursion to Fern Grove, July 13, 1910.
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 26 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Henry says that the war is over and people are celebrating everywhere. He doesn't think he will be going home anytime soon. Henry is concerned for his mother. Henry is working on the "power plant Electra." Henry is thinking he might stop writing to...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 9 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Squirrel hunting; Rain
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He talks about Frank setting his tobacco crop and how the price should be good because of shortages. He tells about the rain where he is. He says you can't tell a difference in the seasons. He wants to know about...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 23 Sep 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Prisoners of...
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He talks about the DuPont plant in Charlestown. Frank's tobacco crop wasn't so good. He asked about Frank's squirrel hunting and would like to join him. He says he gets to fish. They use hand grenades in the ocean to...
    • Smith Letter from Medford, 6 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Weather
    • Medford is in Germany. He writes about the weather there and back home. He asks about Dorothy's family. He says he cannot answer Dorothy's questions as they are military secrets. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Nuremberg (Germany); Prisoner of war
    • Jimmy is near Nuremberg, Germany. He says it is really torn up from all the bombs. He doesn't like Germany. He really wants to go home and stop moving around. He got to see the Glen Miller Band. He is glad Gene Deppy is back home after getting out...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 9 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Homesickness
    • Jimmy really wants to go home. He says he should be allowed to go home because of all he has gone through. His living conditions are better and he gets ice cream three times a week. He talks about planting tobacco and it makes him homesick. His...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 3 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana—Charlestown; Honolulu (Hawaii); Ration books; Job; Money
    • Henry will be leaving Hawaii for a job on a dredge in a month. He says he sent his ration books to Frank. He talks about Marha Holloway. He also wants to know if Frank got the coconuts he sent. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written...
    • Group of men outside the employment office

    • Rex Reynolds; business man; R. Leon Connolly; attorney; C. G. Etter; real estate broker; B. Lee Fischer; Weatherhead Co.; Howard Woodward; insurance agent; W. A. Jones, Jr.; motel operator; John Sheire; grocery store operator; Vernon Beckman;...
    • This photo shows a group of men standing outside of the Weatherhead Company building. From left to Right they are as follows: Rex Reynolds - business man; R. Leon Connolly - attorney; C. G. Etter - real estate broker; B. Lee Fischer - Weatherhead...

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