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    • Ernest Schleicher Civil War Letters

    • Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865; Correspondence; Fortune telling; Love-letters; American Civil War, 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...
    • "Avalon"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Idlewild"; "Avalon"; Rivers
    • The "Idlewild" was sold to J. Harold Gorsage in 1947 and the name was changed to "Avalon". She became the most widely traveled excursion boat on the rivers. During her tramping days she made stops at Omaha, Nebraska; New Orleans; Stillwater,...
    • "Carmania"

    • "Carmania"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats
    • The "Carmania" was built at Newport News, Virginia in 1896 and was originally of Mexican registry called the "Tlacotalpan". After being sold to Mobile, Alabama she rammed a dock and killed some 50 people. She was then renamed "Margaret". She 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...
    • "Falls City" Outing

    • "Falls City"; Rivers; People; Steamboats; Riverboats
    • A group of people are shown on the "Falls City" on the Kentucky River. The "Falls City" was built in 1890 at New Albany and worked the Louisville to Frankfort route until she had to be replaced with another boat bearing the same name in 1898.
    • "Hill City"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; Anchor Line; "City of Monroe"; Barmore, David; Steamboat accidents
    • On March 28, 1896 at St. Louis, a great, black cloud loomed menacingly over the city. The "City of Monroe" chanced to be moored at the Anchor Line wharf-boat, ready to start on her regular trip to New Orleans. She was heavily laden with freight...
    • "Idlewild"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Excursion boats; "Belle of Louisville"; "Avalon"; Ferries; USO clubs; 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...
    • "J.T. Hatfield"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Towboats; "General Ashburn"; "J.T. Hatfield"
    • The "J.T. Hatfield" is seen here at Madison, just past the Madison-Milton bridge. She was built as the "General Ashburn" but her name was changed in honor of James T. Hatfield when the Hatfield-Campbell Creek Coal Company bought her in 1945. She...
    • "John W. Hubbard"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Rivers; Ohio River
    • This boat was built in 1910 by Howard as the "J. H. Menge" and later the "M. A. Burke," a cotton packet. It was sold to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Company in 1919 and then was sent to Mount City for extensive alterations before being...
    • "Julius Fleischmann"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Coal; Tugboats
    • She was built as the "Dolphin No. 3" at Jeffersonville, Indiana and was called the "Harry Anderson" for a brief period before receiving the name "Julius Fleischmann." She was owned by the Hatfield Coal Company and towed between the Kanawha River...
    • "Pilgrim"

    • Steamboats; Excursion boats; Riverboats
    • Built in 1916 by the Howard works, she ran excursion in the Louisville area. This might be an excursion to Fern Grove. She was rebuilt in St. Louis and the name was changed to "Harry G. Drees".
    • "Senator"

    • Steamboats; Coast Guard; "Saint Paul"; "Senator"; Streckfus Steamers; Rivers; Riverboats
    • The "Senator" was built in 1903 as the "Saint Paul," but she was rebuilt in Paducah, Kentucky in the winter of 1939-1940 and was at that time given the name "Senator." She was owned by Streckfus Steamers, Inc., out of St. Louis and operated on the...
    • Abraham Lincoln's travels

    • Historic People and Figures;
    • Black and White Photograph. This monument is located in front of the Grandview Public Library of Spencer County, Indiana. It is believed Lincoln used to haul hoop-poles to Rockport, Indiana. One time while hauling poles, Lincoln was stung and a...

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