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    • Dan M Link letter to Thomas Marshall 1923 May 2

    • United States. Coal Commission; Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Illinois -- Herrin
    • Link writes to Thomas R. Marshall informing him that Link's report regarding the investigation into the trail in Herrin, Illinois has been sent under separate cover along with two newspapers and asking for Marshall's opinion. Link's retained copy....
    • "Sprague"

    • Towboats; Tugboats; "Sprague"; "Big Momma"; Steamboats; Piers & wharves; Riverboats
    • Built in 1902 in Dubuque, Iowa, she was the largest towboat ever built. Her early beginnings, however, were rocky. On her maiden voyage she collided with a showboat and only a year later had to have her engines replaced. It was difficult for...
    • In the camps of croesus - 2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene,1863-1924 - Periodical;
    • This feature was printed in Volume 13 of Recreation magazine and tells of the Porter trip to the Inland Route of northern Michigan. The article, quoted by Judith Reick Long, recounts the hilarious story of Gene having to get "fixed up" to assist in...
    • Friend recalls famous author-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodical; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992;
    • Mary, known locally as Mamie, was the daughter of Daniel Hawbaker. Daniel owned the farm that the Porters often visited on Sundays. Gene also did research there. Mamie shares her recollections in this article. Hoch continues her writing with...
    • Friend recalls famous author-2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodical; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992;
    • Mary, known locally as Mamie, was the daughter of Daniel Hawbaker. Daniel owned the farm that the Porters often visited on Sundays. Gene also did research there. Mamie shares her recollections in this article. Hoch continues her writing with...
    • Friend recalls famous author-3

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodical; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992;
    • Mary, known locally as Mamie, was the daughter of Daniel Hawbaker. Daniel owned the farm that the Porters often visited on Sundays. Gene also did research there. Mamie shares her recollections in this article. Hoch continues her writing with...
    • In the camps of croesus - 1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Periodical;
    • This feature was printed in Volume 13 of Recreation magazine and tells of the Porter trip to the Inland Route of northern Michigan. The article, quoted by Judith Reick Long, recounts the hilarious story of Gene having to get "fixed up" to assist in...
    • Postcard to Mr John Heller, August 3, 1912

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Correspondence
    • Gene received a lot of criticism for her writing. She would answer those who disagreed with her by letter, with some of those being published. She did not appear to make it public. When it came to her husband, his business dealings and those of...
    • Stratton-Porter: 'Dream Weaver'

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924
    • Kathy Hoch analyses Gene Stratton-Porter's life and literary works determining that while she developed her own talents and interests, she was not a suffragette. Gene trusted her own judgment and quietly did what she set out to do.
    • Cherub panel carvings

    • Stone carving; Employees--Stone carvers; Limestone mills; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Here, stone carvers can be seen putting the finishing touches on some cherubs adorning panels intended for the facade of a building. Notice the man sitting on an old nail keg. Typically, carvers did not sit but stood.
    • Bass Hotel on Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Lakes & ponds; Tourism; Tourists;
    • The Bass Hotel or Old Bass Hotel as it was sometimes known was located on the west side of Bass Lake near today's intersection of 500 South and State Road 210. Built around 1890, it was right on the lake. A road did not pass by that area then and...
    • Bass Hotel

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Boats; Lakes & ponds;
    • The Bass Hotel or Old Bass Hotel as it was sometimes known was located on the west side of Bass Lake near today's intersection of 500 South and State Road 210. Built around 1890, it was right on the lake. A road did not pass by that area then and...
    • The Marshall Field of Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; General stores;
    • The Kaley family ran a General Store in Winona on Bass Lake for many years called Kaley Bros. Store. In 1905 there were a dozen or more hotels on Bass Lake. There were lots of tourists from Chicago so the Kaley family did everything they could to...
    • Original Bass Hotel

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Boats; Lakes & ponds; Hotels;Tourism;
    • The original Bass Lake Hotel was located on the lake's west side just north of 500 South. It was owned by Harry Rannells. At that time, around 1890, a road did not exist in that area so rather than arriving in a taxicab, guests arrived by boat.
    • Don Redman at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Big bands; Publicity photographs;
    • Don Redman, born in 1900, was an American jazz musician, arranger, and composer. His father was a music teacher and his mother was a singer. He began playing the trumpet at 3 and joined his first band at 6. By age 12 he was proficient on all wind...

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