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    • Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters

    • United States--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers--correspondence; Correspondence; Fortune telling; Love letters; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--letters and diaries; Military life
    • Ernest Schleicher, a soldier in Company I 38th Regiment Indiana Infantry, wrote letters home during the Civil War to Harriet Jackson of New Providence, Indiana. Ernest mustered in as a private in 1861 and was discharged in 1865 as a sergeant. These...
    • "An Honor Roll in Wood"

    • Wood Mosaic cross, originally displayed at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia City IN
    • A preface to "An Honor Roll in Wood"; It was in June 1945, that the idea of obtaining a piece of wood from each of those serving on our Swrvice Roll, was suggested. For over two years we have been unfolding this idea until suddenly we find it has...
    • "Belle of the Bends"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Cotton; "Liberty"; Excursion boats
    • The "Belle of the Bends" was built in 1898 and in 1909 she sank and was raised for the first time. A year later she again went under and was raised. She ran as an excursion boat in New Orleans in 1910 and 1911. Soon after she was overhauled and...
    • "City of Madison" on the Dike

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; "City of Madison"; Dikes (Engineering)
    • Built in Madison in 1882, the boat was the second "City of Madison," the first having been lost in a devastating explosion during the Civil War. On June 18, 1894, she was returning from a trip to Memphis, with a stop-over in Owensboro, Kentucky,...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; Rose Island
    • Built in 1914 this boat went by the name Idlewild from that date to 1947. She then became the Avalon from 1947 to 1962 when she was dubbed "Belle of Louisville". She is a shallow draft boat which enables her to glide over water that would not be...
    • "Trimble"

    • "Trimble"; Ferryboat; Steamboats; Ohio River; Rivers; Riverboats
    • The "Trimble" ferryboat was a familiar sight in Madison for many years. Built in 1895 for Captain Joseph C. Abbott, at the Jeffersonville boatworks, she worked the Milton-to-Madison run for almost thirty-five years. Photograph taken circa 1920
    • "Trimble"--Madison and Milton Landing

    • Ferryboat; Ferryboat landing; Madison, Indiana; "Trimble"; Ohio River; Rivers; Riverboats; Steamboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The inscription on the old picture reads, "Madison & Milton Ferry Landing--1908." The landing at Madison and the ferryboat, "Trimble" looked much like this during the winter of 1917 and 1918 when some of the worst weather of the century hit much...
    • "Water Queen" and "Grace Devers"

    • Showboats; Tugboats; Towboats; Swanson, Gloria; Stage Struck; Calliopes; "Grace Devers"; "Water Queen"
    • The showboat, "Water Queen" was once host to, and co-star with, Gloria Swanson during the filming of 'Stage Struck'. The "Water Queen" looks like anything but a movie star while resting along side the levee at Madison, Indiana. She sank at her...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan to Sarah Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History ; Nichols Family -- Correspondence; Family -- Indiana -- Monroe County; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1864). Company K; Indiana --...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan write to Sarah Nichols of general correspondence.
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan to Sarah Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History ; Nichols Family -- Correspondence; Family -- Indiana -- Monroe County; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1864). Company K; Indiana --...
    • Allen and Elizabeth Duncan write to Sarah Nichols of general correspondence.
    • Speeds Community Fair 1920 Program, Speed, Indiana

    • Speeds Community Fair Program; Speed, Ind.; Sellersburg, Ind.; Pamphlet; Publications
    • Speeds Community Fair began in 1920. It was a yearly event that provided an opportunity for people of all ages to exhibit their animals, crops, crafting skills, writing, and cooking skills. There were prizes for various athletic events also. There...
    • Bass Lake Country Club

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Country clubs; Lakes & ponds;Parties; Weddings; Vacations; Boats;
    • The Bass Lake Country Club, built in 1890 was located on Cranberry Point shown here. The Country Club was used for many weddings, graduations and family reunions. There was a dock at the club and people could arrive by boat from other areas and...
    • Bass Lake Country Club

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Country clubs; Women; Lakes & ponds; Piers & wharves;
    • The Bass Lake Country Club was built in 1890 and located on Cranberry Point. The Country Club was used for many weddings, graduations and family reunions.
    • Bass Lake Country Club

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Country clubs;
    • The Bass Lake Country Club was built in 1890 and located on Cranberry Point. The Country Club was used for many weddings, graduations and family reunions. There was a dock at the club and people could arrive by boat from other areas and hotels on...
    • Bass Station General Store

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Gasoline pumps; Automobile service stations; Automobiles; General stores;
    • Bass Station began as a railroad stop in the 1880's. Soon a couple general stores were built. Many tourists stopped here after arriving on the train or traveling up State Route 29, now U S Highway 35. This particular store was owned by the Lucas...

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