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    • Mrs. Schenbeck tells historical society-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Porter, Jeannette 1867-1977; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.); Limberlost Swamp (Ind.)
    • Mary "Mamie" Schenbeck was well noted as a personal friend of Jeannette Porter and her mother. Mamie gave a presentation to the Adams Historical Society which included history around Geneva; Charles Porter and his business interests; various people...
    • Letter to Mr. John Heller, 1910-10-20

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 -Correspondence
    • This is an item of personal correspondence between Gene Stratton-Porter and the Heller's. Mr Heller was partner then owner of the Decatur Democrat newspaper and a shirt-tail relative of Charles Porter. This letter of thanks was in response to a...
    • Charles D. Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926
    • In June of 1899, during the thirteenth annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans, division of Indiana, Charles Porter was unanimously elected to the office of senior vice commander. The report appeared in the Friday, June 16 edition of the Geneva...
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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...
    • Turtle dove's nest

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph appeared in the September 1901 edition of Outing magazine. This photograph, along with three others were not ready for the July edition, so were supplied here on pages 656-7. in July, Gene wrote of the turtle dove, " The nest is...
    • Books by Mrs. Porter-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals; Heller, John, 1873-1958; Stratton-Porter, Gene - Book Reviews
    • In the correspondence of Gene Stratton-Porter (20091001-large) we have the letter that she typed thanking John Heller for "the very nicest review" she had ever received. This is the review that appeared in the Decatur Democrat. The thank-you was...
    • Books by Mrs. Porter-2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodicals; Heller, John, 1873-1958; Stratton-Porter, Gene - Book Reviews
    • In the correspondence of Gene Stratton-Porter (20091001-large) we have the letter that she typed thanking John Heller for "the very nicest review" she had ever received. This is the review that appeared in the Decatur Democrat. The thank-you was...
    • "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...
    • Maurie Sherman on the Road at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Buses;
    • During the 1920s and 30s, Maurie Sherman was a well-known leader of a Chicago band who appeared often at the College Inn of the Hotel Sherman (no relation) . Maurie gained much popularity via his frequent remote radio broadcasts, both local and...
    • Newsboys Figured in Riley Poetry

    • Riley, James Whitcomb -- Poems
    • Newspaper clipping from the Wednesday, October 7, 1970 issue of the Greenfield Daily Reporter. Report of an account of James Whitcomb Riley's first published poem, "Song of the New Year," which first appeared in the December 19, 1926 edition of...
    • McKinney Family Papers 1823-1923

    • Clark County (Ind.); Charlestown (Ind.); Memphis (Ind.); Jeffersonville (Ind.); New Albany (Ind.); Louisville (Ky.); Correspondence; Military pensions--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Receipts; Land sales; Land titles--Registration and...
    • The McKinney Family Papers span 100 years and at least three generations of the McKinney family. The collection starts in 1823 with the purchase of 3 acres in Charlestown, Indiana and ends in 1923 with a bill of sale for a Ford Touring car. The...
    • City Water Works-Pumping Station

    • Public utilities; Pumping stations
    • In 1867 the city council decided Madison needed to update and improve its water works. Industrialization and increased population were putting pressure on a deteriorating water system. They instructed A. M. Cornett, City Engineer, to submit plans...

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