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    • Eagle Hollow School

    • Schools
    • From the Madison Courier, "It sat on a hill. Long since departed and unused is the old Eagle Hollow School, shown in a photo taken by the late Harry Lemen on October 16, 1927. The Eagle Hollow school was one of many such edifices in use before...
    • Hen and Ben Sign

    • Business enterprises; Advertising; Shoes
    • This was an advertisement on the side of a brick building for Hen and Ben Shoe Store. Harry Lemen notes, "Hen and Ben Shoe sign on old Thevis brick. Later torn down after 1937 flood." If you look closely, you can see an advertisement for Oscar...
    • High Wheel Bicycle

    • Bicycles; Transportation
    • The young fellow Harry Lemen describes as "the Cox Boy" is riding a high wheeler in front of Rousch's Book Store on Main Street. This type of bicycle was first mass manufactured in the 1880s and enjoyed only limited popularity. It is easy to see...
    • Electric Car

    • Automobiles; Transportation
    • The only information we have is a note written by Harry Lemen concerning this picture. "Electric car (Lawrence Smith's). Madison's only one. Parked in front of Weber Home, 712 West Main Street."
    • Speedwagon

    • Buses; Transportation
    • From the notes of Harry Lemen: "John M. Collins and Old Bus (Red "Speedwagon") waiting for train to come in at Madison Depot. (1978-Wilco Electric Co.) Bus is setting on site of Boys Club."
    • Coal Oil Wagon

    • Transportation; Horse-drawn vehicles
    • According to Harry Lemen, this coal oil wagon was fifty-three years old in 1927 and the owner, Paul Meyers, was its twenty-third owner. In the late 1800s and early 1900s coal oil, or kerosene, was much in demand. Its primary use was for lamps and...
    • Eisenhardt Stable-111 East Second Street

    • Stables; Livery; Business enterprises; Sale barn; Warehouses
    • This building was probably built to be a livery stable or at least a building to contain horses. The 1859 city directory lists the building as McCubbin and Sons Livery. It was also called a livery and sale barn at one point. For several years in...
    • Telegraph School-Ryker's Ridge

    • Schools
    • Located on what was the Stivers Farm on Ryker's Ridge, we know little of this school. We do know that Harry Lemen taught school here in 1909 and that it was evidently torn down soon after this picture was taken. Can anyone help with information on...

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