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    • Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters

    • United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers--correspondence; Correspondence; Fortune telling; Love letters; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--letters and diaries; Military life
    • Ernest Schleicher, a soldier in Company I 38th Regiment Indiana Infantry, wrote letters home during the Civil War to Harriet Jackson of New Providence, Indiana. Ernest mustered in as a private in 1861 and was discharged in 1865 as a sergeant. These...
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Idlewild" was sold to J. Harold Gorsage in 1947 and the name was changed to "Avalon". She became the most widely traveled excursion boat on the rivers. During her tramping days she made stops at Omaha, Nebraska; New Orleans; Stillwater,...
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Avalon" was formerly the "Idlewild" and later would become the famous "Belle of Louisville", one of the few surviving steamboats still intact. Photograph taken circa 1939
    • "Carmania"

    • "Carmania"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats
    • The "Carmania" was built at Newport News, Virginia in 1896 and was originally of Mexican registry called the "Tlacotalpan". After being sold to Mobile, Alabama she rammed a dock and killed some 50 people. She was then renamed "Margaret". She was...
    • "City of Louisville"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion steamer
    • The steamer "City of Louisville" was billed as the "fastest boat in the world". Its dimensions were: length, 307 feet; beam, 43 feet; hold, 7 feet in depth. It was chartered to carry 1,500 passengers. It had 72 state rooms with sleeping...
    • "Falls City" Outing

    • "Falls City"; Rivers; People; Steamboats; Riverboats
    • A group of people are shown on the "Falls City" on the Kentucky River. The "Falls City" was built in 1890 at New Albany and worked the Louisville to Frankfort route until she had to be replaced with another boat bearing the same name in 1898. ...
    • "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...
    • "General Pike"

    • "General Pike"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Mail steamers
    • On January 1, 1891, the "General Pike" collided with one of the Middleton and Wymond coal barges, causing both to sink in a very few minutes. Captain Sam Bryant, Clerk Ed Long, and Pilot Bowen managed to save everyone on board. She was built for...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • "John W. Hubbard"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River
    • This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being...
    • "Pilgrim"

    • Steamboats; Excursion boats; Riverboats
    • Built in 1916 by the Howard works, she ran excursion in the Louisville area. This might be an excursion to Fern Grove. She was rebuilt in St. Louis and the name was changed to "Harry G. Drees".
    • Advertisement-Marks and Benson

    • Advertisements; Excursion boats; Clothing stores; Ohio River; Steamboats
    • In the early 1900s Marks and Benson, a men's clothier, began an advertising campaign that they would continue for over 25 years. Some of the rules and offers changed over the years, but basically when any boy, accompanied by a parent, purchased a...
    • Speeds Community Fair 1920 Program, Speed, Indiana

    • Speeds Community Fair Program; Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Pamphlet; Publications
    • Speeds Community Fair began in 1920. It was a yearly event that provided an opportunity for people of all ages to exhibit their animals, crops, crafting skills, writing, and cooking skills. There were prizes for various athletic events also. There...
    • Poor Farm Ledger, Clark County, Indiana 1923-1941

    • Clark County Asylum for Aged and Infirm; Poor Farm (Charlestown, Ind.); Charlestown (Ind.); Ledger; Home for Aged and Infirm
    • This ledger is for the Poor Farm, also known as the Clark County Asylum for Aged and Infirm, which was located on Highway 62 near Charlestown, Indiana. The building was constructed in 1907 and torn down in 2005. Two pictures of this building are...

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