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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...
    • Sprague (steamboat)

    • Tugboats; Steamboats; Piers & wharves
    • 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...
    • 345. Telephone Exchange. c 1913

    • Telephone switchboards; Telephone Operators; Telecommunications Industry
    • At the right side of this image is a large desk with a woman sitting in a wooden office chair. On the left and back side of the image is a continuous line of telephone switches and switchboard operators, all of whom are women. There are at least...
    • '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-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...
    • '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...
    • 309. 2nd Street Wharf, 1898

    • Steamboats; Ferries
    • Several horse or mule drawn wagons are pulling loads up the 2nd Street Wharf embankment in the foreground of this photo. Below at the river, the ferry steamboat, Columbia offloads it's passengers. In the distance to the left can be seen the stacks...
    • 624. Docked at Louisville

    • Steamboats
    • This image was taken after 1910 as there are two Model T Ford automobiles parked on the wharf at Louisville (Jefferson County, Kentucky). Only the name of Rose Island can be read on that entertainment ferry. There are at least three other...
    • 710. Boats, 1919

    • Steamboats
    • Image number 1. This image shows at least three boats docked at Louisville, but not the 2nd Street wharf in 1919. They range from steam to diesel / gasoline powered vessels. The Falls of the Ohio can be seen from the east side as a break in the...
    • 631. America at Rose Island

    • Steamboats; Amusement Parks
    • The Steamboat America is docked at Rose Island and passengers are disembarking. In the front left corner a man and woman can be seen walking rapidly away from and ahead of the rest of the crowd. The men are dressed in suits, or at least dress...
    • Crystal Roller Rink Ticket

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Roller skating; Memorabilia; Tickets;
    • This ticket was for the ladies to skate free and to skate for health on Monday nights at the Crystal Roller Rink. You could bring your lunch and have a picnic all for thirty five cents at least on Monday. On Tuesday through Friday nights in March...
    • Relaxing at the Bass Hotel

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Hotels; Vacations; Lakes & ponds; Leisure;
    • The Bass Hotel on the west side of Bass Lake, was a very popular vacation site for visitors in the early 1900's. It provided boating, fishing, swimming, and lots of relaxation. It burned several times and was rebuilt at least twice.
    • First Bass Lake Beauty Contest 1926

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Lakes & ponds;women
    • In 1926 Miss Bonnie Rodgers (first on the left) won the first Miss Bass Lake Beauty Contest. While the suits may seem very old-fashioned, they are actually very risque for the year of the contest. Women still had to wear stockings to cover at...
    • 340. Warder Park

    • Parks; Post Offices; Electric Railroads
    • This picture, taken between 1910 and 1915 is a panoramic image and shows only the left hand side of the entire picture. At the far left are the buildings on Spring Street and in the distance can be seen a trolley car. Continuing to the right,...

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