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    • Dan M Link letter to Thomas Marshall 1923 May 2

    • United States. Coal Commission; Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- Illinois -- Herrin
    • Link writes to Thomas R. Marshall informing him that Link's report regarding the investigation into the trail in Herrin, Illinois has been sent under separate cover along with two newspapers and asking for Marshall's opinion. Link's retained copy....
    • "W. C. Mitchell"

    • Towboats; Steamboats; "George Matheson No. 2"; Steamboat accidents; Riverboats
    • Perl Inville watches as the "W .C. Mitchell" passes by. In 1907 a new towboat was built and named "George Matheson No. 2". She was known familiarly along the Kanawha River as the "Bologna George". In 1920 she was renamed the "W. C. Mitchell" and...
    • Mrs. Schenbeck tells historical society-4

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Porter, Jeannette 1867-1977; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926; Schenbeck, Mary "Mamie" Hawbaker, 1888-1992; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.); Limberlost Swamp (Ind.)
    • In reading the article written for the Audubon Society, Mamie reminisced of her involvement with the Porters. Included in this was a reference to the vulture nest. She told of ". . .a wild grape vine that grew up the trunk of that tree, and Mrs....
    • "Kentucky"

    • Steamboats; Riverboats; Madison, Indiana; Ohio River; "Kentucky"; Rivers
    • If the "Delta Queen" was the swan of the Ohio, then the "Kentucky" was the Little Mud Hen. According to Way's Packet Directory, "the cabin was shifted out of plumb and leaned in a uniform stagger creating an optical illusion seen nowhere else...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "Queen City"

    • Steamboats; Mail steamers; "Queen City"; Excursion boats; Riverboats; Steamboat accidents
    • The "Queen City" was built at Cincinnati Marine Railways for the Pittsburg and Cincinnati Packet Line. Coming back from a Mardi Gras trip she sank at the Falls of the Ohio on February 17, 1914. She laid up in the Kanawha River at Point Pleasant...
    • Landing of the Mayflower at Bass Lake

    • Starke County (Ind.) ; Boats; Lakes & ponds; Fishing; Vacations; Piers & wharves; Leisure;water
    • For many years there were commerical boat rides available at Bass Lake and even boats that delivered vacationers to their hotels from a railroad spur that existed. Many people from northern Indiana and Illinois used these modes of transportation...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; V-mail; Marseille (France)
    • Everett doesn't like France. He and his brother Courtney got there on the Queen Mary. He had some close calls while in England. He discribes the places he went while in Europe. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Homesickness; Paris (France)
    • Jimmy is homesick and doesn't understand why he hasn't gotten to go home. He went to Paris and saw Elmer at the Red Cross. He talks about how the cost of things has gone up everywhere. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank...
    • "Reuben Wells"

    • Railroad locomotives; Engines; Inclined railroads; Railroad employees; People; Railroads
    • Railroad employees are posed with the "Reuben Wells." It was originally given the number 35, but was later changed to No. 365, and was specifically built for the JM and I Railroad for use on the incline at Madison, Indiana. It went into service...
    • Railroad accident, Anderson, Indiana

    • Railroad accidents
    • Photograph of railroad accident that took place in Anderson, Indiana on April 23 or 30, 1911. "This wreck . . . happened . . . week ago last Sunday just west of where we used to live (3131 Columbus Ave.) Cars went in all directions." (From...

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