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    • Train and boxcars

    • Railroad locomotives; Vaughn Drive; Railroad freight cars; Railroad sidings; Railroad cars; Madison (Ind.);
    • West bound train on Vaughn Drive at Mill Street. Visible in photo is locomotive "8606" and box cars on siding located where the old freight depot once stood. The picture was taken about 1949.
    • 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...
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church

    • Churches; Church schools; Catholic churches; Costigan, Frances; Stone buildings
    • St. Michael's Catholic Church and school, Madison, Indiana. The beautiful Gothic-style church was built in 1839 and may have been designed by Francis Costigan, a member of the congregation. Postcard dated circa 1910
    • "Island Queen"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boat; Steamboat accidents; Ohio River
    • The "Island Queen" glides down the Ohio near Madison, Indiana. She was built in 1925 and for more than 20 years, she carried "day trippers" on the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Coney Island. She also ran excursions along the inland waterways...
    • Steam Shovel

    • Steam shovels; Bridges; Ohio River; Road construction
    • Steam shovel is seen chopping away at the hillside opposite of Madison, Indiana, where a new road is being made to connect with the Madison-Milton Bridge.
    • 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...
    • Locomotive

    • Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Engineers; People; Steam engines
    • The engine, and what appears to be the engineer leaning against the front of the train. Photograph taken circa 1920s
    • 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.
    • Madison-Milton Bridge and the Margaret J.

    • Tugboats; Ferries; Bridge docks; Boats; Milton; Madison-Milton Bridge
    • The old "Margaret J" is seen from the Milton side of the river. She is pushing the hull of the former ferryboat, "Trimble". The towboat "Inland" is making its way down the river. In the distance, at the far left, can be seen a piling being built...
    • "Indiana"

    • Ferries; Ohio River; Lamb, Indiana; Carrollton, Kentucky; Riverboats; Rivers
    • The ferry boat "Indiana" plies the river past Madison, Indiana. She, no doubt, is headed up-river where she worked the Carrollton, Kentucky to Lamb, Indiana trade.
    • 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."
    • North Madison Depot

    • North Madison; Train depots; Railroad stations; Railroads
    • This depot was built in 1908 and located near State Road 7 on the hilltop, near Johnson Lake on Cragmont Street, and demolished in 1968. Bushrod W. Taylor, Superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Louisville, gave directions for the building...

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