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Post Office, Wawaka, Indiana
Noble County (Ind.); Post office buildings; Storefronts; Sidewalks; Dirt roads
Wawaka was laid out by Isaac Tibbot in 1857. He built his home there in 1834. It owes its major development to the railroad that was built through the area, originally the Lake Shore Railway. A sign stating...
Sun Parlor in the Martinsville Sanitarium
Morgan County (Ind.); Health resorts; Sanitoriums; Martinsville Sanitarium
With the discovery of artesian wells in the 1880s, Martinsville was coined the City of Mineral Water. Several sanitariums were built, including the Martinsville Sanitarium seen in this image. Visitors...
Steamboats; Commerce (Ship); Transportation
The ship was built in 1898 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It worked out of New Orleans on the Ouachita River and later to Vicksburg and Greenville. Here she appears to be loaded with bales of cotton. The...
Captain George Ashby at the Wheel of the "Ed. Myer"
The Ed Myer was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1909 by the Howard Steamboat Company. It was lost in ice at Helena, Arkansas, in 1918.
Cabin of the "Belle of the Bends"
Steamboats; Boats; Rivers; Transportation; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation
The ship was built in 1898 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, by the Howard Yard. She ran from Greenville-Vicksburg. Spittoons are in the center of the picture.
Courthouse, Evansville, Indiana
Vanderburgh County (Ind.); Courthouses
Completed in 1890, this Neo-Baroque structure was designed by Louisville architect Henry Wolters and built by Charles Pearce and Company of Indianapolis. When county government offices moved to the Civic...
Union County Courthouse, Liberty, Indiana
Union County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities
Built between 1890 and 1892, this massive stone structure was the county’s third courthouse. Designed by Indianapolis architect Charles W. Bunting, the tower of this Romanesque-style courthouse collapsed...
Evansville & Southern Indiana Traction Co. #502
Locomotives; Railroads; Transportation
The Evansville & Southern Indiana Traction Company was in business from 1906 to 1912. This freight locomotive was built by the Cincinnati Car Company in the steeple-cab style with a central cab and two...
Trinity Hotel, Trinity Springs, Indiana
Martin County (Ind.); Hotels; Resorts; Health resorts
The Trinity Springs Hotel was designed by Ed Ballard and built near the mineral springs that gave the town its name. The hotel had its heyday in the 1920’s as a health and vacation resort, but the final...
Log Cabin Polling Place, Raleigh, Indiana
Rush County (Ind.); Log cabins; Political activity; Men
Previously called Newberne, Raleigh was platted in 1847 and renamed for Raleigh, North Carolina, former home of some of its settlers. The first house in the area, which also held a store, was built around...
Open Air School in Mishawaka
Tuberculosis; Public health; School children; Schools; Clothing & dress
Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death of Hoosiers in the early 1900s. Steps to prevent and control TB began with broader testing and reporting of the disease. TB hospitals were built to treat patients...
Expert swimmers, Black's Point, Tippecanoe Lake, Indiana
Black family; Swim suits; Swimmers; Lakes & ponds; Resorts; Recreation areas--Indiana
In 1878 James Benjamin Black purchased a 20-acre tract on the northeast shore of Tippecanoe Lake and built a dock, a grocery store, and with his son, Ed, an icehouse. In the back row L-R are Stanley Black,...
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