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Spink's Mill in Washington, Indiana
Daviess County (Ind.); Mills; Mills and Mill-work; Farmers; Carts & wagons
This flour mill was built in 1857 by J.C. Spink, one of the first city councilmen of Washington. He operated it with his partner until he gave up his share in 1875 after flood losses. It was destroyed...
Baker's Medicines, James Quilliam Salesman, Montgomery, Indiana
Daviess County (Ind.); Traveling sales personnel; Selling; Carts & wagons
James Quilliam was born in the late 1800’s near Elmore Township in Daviess County. He later worked for Baker’s Medicines out of Montgomery, Indiana. He was a door to door salesman selling flavoring...
First National Bank of Dillsboro, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Banks; Business districts; Signs (Notices)
The town of Dillsboro was founded on March 30, 1830 and may have been named for General James Dill, a prominent county resident. This postcard view shows the First National Bank of Dillsboro.
General View Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Aerial views; Cities & towns; Streets; Roofs
Indiana’s fourth oldest city, Lawrenceburg was laid out in April 1802 by Samuel Vance, James Hamilton, and Benjamin Chambers. Named for the wife of Samuel Vance, whose maiden name was Lawrence, it became...
Coal Elevator on Ohio River, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Ohio River; Coal; Coal trade; Bird's-eye views
Lawrenceburg is Indiana's fourth oldest city and Dearborn County's largest community. The city is a favorable location for river trade as seen by this coal elevator that extended down to the Ohio River...
Steamboat "Ranger" docked at Aurora, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Steamboats; Rivers; Ohio River; Boat & ship industry
River commerce was important to Aurora with industry and river traffic as the pillars of Aurora’s economy. For many years steamboats would line the wharves to receive and deliver passengers and goods....
Dearborn County Court House, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities
The Dearborn County Courthouse was built in 1873 in the county seat of Lawrenceburg. It was considered one of the finest courthouses in the state and still stands today.
State Street Corner of Hohman, Hammond, Indiana
Lake County (Ind.); Streets; Business districts; Storefronts; Awnings; Carriages & coaches; Street railroad tracks; Bricks; Utility poles
Hammond was first settled in 1851, making it the oldest of the large cities in the area. The first industry in the region was a meat packing business in Hammond. The town was originally called Hohman,...
Birdseye National Bank, Birdseye, Indiana
Dubois County (Ind.); Banks; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Architectural elements; Brickwork
A Birdseye bank exhibits architectural flair in its polychrome brickwork. Sending this photo postcard to Clarence Ellis, French Lick, a local writes: "This is the bank…it's a beauty. You people will...
Plymouth, Ind. Michigan Street
Marshall County (Ind.); Business districts; Streets; Storefronts; Carriages & coaches; Carts & wagons
Plymouth is believed to have been named for Plymouth, Massachusetts. When it was platted in 1834, the town had only two streets—Michigan and Yellow River. Early industry included sawmills, a plow company,...
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