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    • City Water Works-Reservoir

    • Waterworks; Reservoirs
    • This reservoir was located east of town. There were at least three such reservoirs around Madison. Plans for one of the early reservoirs were approved by the city council in 1846 under the guidance and ownership of Thomas Godman. It was to be...
    • South Shore Train

    • Transportation; South Shore Railroad
    • Nicknamed "The Little Train that Could," the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad has provided commuter and recreational transportation for the residents of Westchester Township since 1908. The original orange passenger cars were replaced...
    • Coal Oil Wagon

    • Transportation; Horse-drawn vehicles
    • According to Harry Lemen, this coal oil wagon was fifty-three years old in 1927 and the owner, Paul Meyers, was its twenty-third owner. In the late 1800s and early 1900s coal oil, or kerosene, was much in demand. Its primary use was for lamps and...
    • Coal Oil Wagon-Another view

    • Transportation; Horse-drawn vehicles
    • Coal oil wagon at the Vernon Street watering trough. In the late 1800's and early 1900's coal oil, or kerosene, was much in demand. It was used for, among other things, lamps and heating. One obscure use was as a deterrent to chiggers while...
    • Model-T Ford, 1921

    • Transportation; Ford Model-T; Leisure; recreation; camping
    • As cars became more affordable in the teens and '20s, people of all ages took to the road in Model-Ts like the 1921 Ford touring car seen in this photograph. In spite of bad roads and infrequent gas pumps, early motorists found camping a...
    • "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...
    • "W. C. Mitchell"

    • Towboats; Steamboats; "George Matheson No. 2"; Ohio and Kanawha Transportation Company; Steamboat accidents; Steamboats
    • This is the "W. C. Mitchell". The lettering on her boiler deck reads, "Ohio and Kanawha Transportation Company". The "W. C. Mitchell" burned below Concord, Kentucky on February 18, 1945. Photograph taken circa 1930s or early 1940s
    • William Thomas II (1818-1865)

    • Thomas, William II (1818 - 1865)
    • William, son of early landowner William Thomas Sr., married Ann, eldest daughter of first settlers Jesse and Jane Morgan, in 1845. William ran a local saw mill and operated a store. In 1852 he platted the town of Calumet (later Chesterton) and...
    • Ann Morgan Thomas (1822-1865)

    • Thomas, Ann Morgan (1822-1865); Thomas Family; Morgan Family
    • Ann Morgan was the eldest daughter of the area's first settlers, Jesse and Jane Morgan. She married William Thomas II, son of early landowner William Thomas Sr., in 1845. Of their thirteen children, only two, Elena and Elias, survived to...
    • Grand Opera House, Anderson, Ind.

    • Theaters ; Opera houses; Anderson, Ind.
    • Anderson's Grand Opera house, east of the Grand Hotel, was dedicated in 1895. The Grand became the Granada Theater, hosting vaudeville acts, during the Depression and finally the Starland movie theater. The building was razed in the early 1950s.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.);
    • The image shows some of the exterior ornamentation on the theater building. The theater is named after Madame C. J. Walker, a nationally known African-American businessswoman who lived in the early twentieth century.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.);
    • The image shows the exterior of the Walker Theater. The theater is named after Madame C.J. Walker, a nationally known African-American businesswoman who lived in the early twentieth century.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.);
    • The image shows some of the exterior ornamentation on the theater building. The theater is named after Madame C.J. Walker, a nationally known African-American businesswomen who lived in the early twentieth century.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.)
    • The image shows some of the exterior ornamentation on the theater building. The theater was named after Madame C.J. Walker, a prominent African-American businesswoman who lived in the early twentieth century.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.)
    • The image shows the exterior of the theater. The theater was named after Madame C.J. Walker, a prominent African-American businesswoman who lived in the early twentieth century.
    • Walker Theatre

    • Theaters; Marion County (Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.)
    • The image shows some of the ornamentation above the stage of the Walker Theater. The theater was named after Madame C.J. Walker, a prominent African-American businesswomen who lived in the early twentieth century.

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