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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...
    • '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-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...
    • '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...
    • "America"

    • "America"; Steamboats; Excursion boats; "Indiana"
    • The excursion boat, "America" is docked at Madison loading up for a day at Rose Island (formerly Fern Grove). The occasion is the American Boy excursion of 1927 in which about 1,500 people participated. The boat was scheduled to return at 7:30 p.m....
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "East St. Louis"

    • Excursion steamer; Steamboats; Riverboats; "East St. Louis"; "Virginia"; "Steel City"; "Island Belle"; "Greater New Orleans"; "Washington"
    • The"East St. Louis", shown here on one of her excursions, was originally built as the "Virginia" in 1895 at Cincinnati and was later called the "Steel City". She was renamed the "East St. Louis" in December 1916. At that time her owner was the...
    • "Froman M. Coots"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; W. S. McChesney, Jr.; Diesel; Ohio River
    • The "Froman M. Coots" began life as a steam ferry built for the Wiggins Ferry Company of St. Louis. At that time she was called the "W. S. McChesney, Jr." She served the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. It was converted to diesel-electric...
    • "General Pike"

    • "General Pike"; Steamboats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents; Mail steamers
    • On January 1, 1891, the "General Pike" collided with one of the Middleton and Wymond coal barges, causing both to sink in a very few minutes. Captain Sam Bryant, Clerk Ed Long, and Pilot Bowen managed to save everyone on board. She was built for...
    • "Reuben Wells"

    • Railroad locomotives; Wells, Reuben; Railroad incline; "Reuben Wells"; Railroads
    • Reuben Wells, master mechanic, designed his namesake. It was built in the railroad shops at Jeffersonville, Indiana, under his supervision and placed in service in 1868. It was, at the time, the most powerful engine in the world. It was built to...
    • "Reuben Wells" Locomotive

    • "Reuben Wells"; Railroads; Railroad locomotives; Railroad locomotive industry; Engines; Railroad incline
    • The newly built "Reuben Wells" sits at the Jeffersonville yards where she was built for the J M & I Railroad under the supervision and to the specifications of Master Mechanic, Reuben Wells, for whom she was named. Her boiler was tilted forward to...
    • "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...

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