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    • 'Limberlost' found-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • Tanya Isch reminded Fort Wayne people of the Gene Stratton-Porter memorials. At that time both were open year around. Included in the article were several photographs, one being the car. Harold Long, 20091082, Little remains of what was the...
    • 'Limberlost' found-2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • Tanya Isch reminded Fort Wayne people of the Gene Stratton-Porter memorials. At that time both were open year around. Included in the article were several photographs, one being the car. Harold Long, 20091082, Little remains of what was the...
    • 'Limberlost' found-3

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • Tanya Isch reminded Fort Wayne people of the Gene Stratton-Porter memorials. At that time both were open year around. Included in the article were several photographs, one being the car. Harold Long, 20091082, Little remains of what was the...
    • 'Limberlost' found-4

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • Tanya Isch reminded Fort Wayne people of the Gene Stratton-Porter memorials. At that time both were open year around. Included in the article were several photographs, one being the car. Harold Long, 20091082, Little remains of what was the...
    • "City of Madison"

    • "City of Madison"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Explosions; Civil War; Vicksburg
    • The "City of Madison" was built in 1860 and originally ran from Cincinnati to New Orleans. She was built in Madison, Indiana and was used as a government boat during the Civil War. She participated in Grant's campaign on the Tennessee and was at...
    • "Columbia"

    • Rivers; Waterfronts; Horses; Mules; Steamboats; Riverboats; Mail steamers; Passengers
    • This river scene depicts great activity along the levee in any typical river town. The "Columbia" is either loading or unloading her passengers. The horse-drawn carts near the gangplank were probably used to convey passengers to and from the boat....
    • "Cotton Blossom"

    • Steamboats; Showboats; Riverboats; "Grace Devers"; Towboats; Tugboats; Levees; Otto Hitner
    • The "Cotton Blossom" began life in 1896 as a raft for a lumber company working out of St. Paul. She handled the large excursion barge named "Mississippi" at one time, was renamed "The Princess" and was then sold to the Barrett Line for use as a...
    • "Froman M. Coots"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; W. S. McChesney, Jr.; Diesel; Ohio River
    • The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric...
    • "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...
    • "Reuben Wells" Locomotive

    • "Reuben Wells"; Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Railroad locomotive industry; Engines; Railroad incline
    • The newly built "Reuben Wells" sits at the Jeffersonville yards where she was built for the J M & I Railroad under the supervision and to the specifications of Master Mechanic, Reuben Wells, for whom she was named. Her boiler was tilted forward to...
    • "Samuel Clark"

    • "Samuel Clark"; Ohio River; Coal; Stern wheelers; Towboats; Barges; Rivers; Riverboats
    • The inscription on the picture says, "Sternwheel Towboat "Samuel Clark" built in Pittsburg in 1870, was used on the Ohio River until 1916 when the superstructure was removed and the hull sold to Maj. J.F. Butts, Carrollton, Ky., for use as a barge...
    • "Senator"

    • Steamboats; Coast Guard; "Saint Paul"; "Senator"; Streckfus Steamers; Rivers; Riverboats
    • The "Senator" was built in 1903 as the "Saint Paul," but she was rebuilt in Paducah, Kentucky in the winter of 1939-1940 and was at that time given the name "Senator." She was owned by Streckfus Steamers, Inc., out of St. Louis and operated on the...
    • "Washington" docked in Madison, Indiana

    • Steamboats; Flour & meal industry; Trow Flour Mill; Ohio River; Madison; "Washington"; Riverboats
    • The "Washington" is shown docked at Madison, Indiana, just above the Trow Flour Mill. On its sign you can see part of the word 'Perfection'. Perfection flour was shipped all over the country, and to other countries, by boat and rail. The mill...

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