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    • Tommy Thevenow

    • Baseball players
    • Thomas "Tommy" Thevenow is Madison's only native son to have played in Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison on September 6, 1903, the son of Thomas Thevenow and Lula Cheatham. Tommy started playing baseball as most youngster did on sand...
    • Worker turning a bull mast

    • Bull wheels; Employees; Quarries and quarrying; Matthews Brothers Stone Company
    • Prior to steam, most quarries relied on manually powered devices, similar to the one pictured here. When attached to derricks, these wheels, commonly referred to as "bull masts," rotate 360 degrees, thus allowing workers to raise stone slabs from...
    • Rousch's-217-219 East Main Street

    • Business enterprises
    • Charles Hamilton Rousch was born on October 8, 1890 and passed away on November 9, 1978 at age 88. He was a life-long resident of Madison. In 1908, at the age of 18, he founded the C.H. Rousch and Company located at 217-219 East Main Street. His...
    • New Mill Street Tobacco Warehouse

    • Business enterprises; Tobacco; Warehouses
    • Madison had suffered several setbacks economically. It was once a great pork packing center but that industry waned as the big packing plants in the large cities gained magnitude. The woolen mills had begun to slow or close down and it was the...
    • Elizabeth Wylie McCalla, Bloomington, IN to Andrew and Carry Wylie

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; McCalla, Elizabeth Wylie (1821 - 1900); Wylie Family -- Correspondence; Women -- Indiana -- Monroe County
    • Elizabeth addresses and mourns the death of "little Andrew" (Andrew Wylie's son), in addition to that of their mother. Worries about the health of others in the family, worries about the crops being poor again; mentions Mr. McCalla, Mr. Howe, and...
    • Shop Notes 1921

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1920

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1919

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Shop Notes 1917

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) -- History; Showers Brothers Furniture Factory (Bloomington, Ind.) -- History; Furniture industry and trade -- Indiana -- Bloomington -- History; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County;...
    • Newsletter created for and by employees of the Showers Brothers Company, a furniture manufacturer in Bloomington, Indiana. Covers topics on worker safety, entertainment, recreation, and local and personal news.
    • Bridge estimate by Hiram Nichols

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Bloomington (Ind.) ; Business enterprises -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Nichols, Hiram; Nichols Family
    • Gives estimates of a sum of $1278 for a bridge to be constructed by Hiram J. Nichols. Bridge was estimated at 94 ft by 12 ft. Bridge crosses Clear Creek at Harrodsburg on Bedford Road.
    • D.E. Hunter Book, Vol. 1

    • Monroe County (Ind.) -- History; Hunter, David Eckley (1834 - 1892); Education -- Indiana -- Monroe County; Teachers -- Indiana -- Monroe County
    • Personal Diary of D.E. Hunter. Provides a daily record of his life as a teacher in Ellettsville. Included is his trial and acquittal for the excessive whipping of two students.

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