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Ohio River at Rising Sun, Indiana
Ohio County (Ind.); Ohio River; Flatboats; River life
Ohio County prospered until the early 1900’s because of its location on the Ohio River. A lack of railroads and decline in river traffic has hurt the local economy. Today the county works to preserve...
Transportation on the Ohio River at Rising Sun, Indiana
Ohio County (Ind.); Ohio River; River life; Flatboats; Rowboats; Waterfronts
Rising Sun was founded in 1814 by Maryland planter John James. By one account James named it Rising Sun for the beauty of an Ohio River sunrise. It incorporated in 1817 and became the county seat in 1844...
Rising Sun, Indiana Courthouse
Ohio County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities; Greek Revival (Architecture)
The Ohio County Courthouse at Rising Sun was constructed in 1845 and is the oldest Greek Revival-style courthouse in continuous use in Indiana. During the early 20th century the porch was added and in...
Ohio River Boat Landing, Aurora, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Steamboats; Rivers; Ohio River; Boat & ship industry
Steamboats on the Ohio River were regular sights for many years. Here the steamboat Louisville is docked at Aurora, Indiana.
Schenk Residence, Overlooking the Ohio at Vevay, Indiana
Switzerland County (Ind.); Schenck, Ulysses Phillip, 1811-1884; Immigrants; Mansions; Ohio River
Ulysses P. “Hay King” Schenk (1811-1884) born in Neuchatel, Switzerland was an entrepreneur, shipping magnate, and family man. In Vevay he used the Ohio River to access southern markets. His ship the...
Rising Sun, Indiana
Ohio County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Streets; Residential streets; Street lights; Trees; Dirt roads
Shown here is a quiet view of a residential street in Rising Sun, Indiana. In the 1890s the melodrama “Blue Jeans,” by local playwright Joseph Arthur, was set in Rising Sun. The play became a Broadway...
J.W. Whitlock Co., Novelty Works, Rising Sun, Indiana
Ohio County (Ind.); Businessmen; Furniture industry; Musical instrument industry; Factories
Inventor and business man, J.W. Whitlock, opened J.W. Whitlock and Co. in Rising Sun about 1900 where he manufactured furniture and Autoharp music machines. J.W. is best known for boat racing and setting...
B & O Depot, North Vernon, Indiana
Jennings County (Ind.); Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company; Railroad facilities; Railroad stations; Railroad tracks
North Vernon was laid out in the 1850s as Tripton. It had previously been known as Lick Skillet. The Ohio & Mississippi Railroad built a branch there in 1868. It was this line that was taken over by the...
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...
Union City Carriage Mfg. Co., Union City, Indiana
Tents; Machinery; Water pumps; Banners
View of a tent for the Union City Carriage Manufacturing Company of Union City, Indiana. Various machinery is displayed under the tent. A smaller banner hanging off of the tent advertises Joseph H. Goldcamp...
Ohio County Court House, Rising Sun, Indiana
Courthouses; Balconies; Columns; Artillery (Weaponry)
View of the courthouse in Rising Sun, Indiana. The two story building has four columns in the front and a second floor balcony. There is a military weapon on display on the courthouse grounds.
Hotel and Depot, Churubusco, Indiana
Whitley County (Ind.); Hotels; Railroad stations; Railroad crossings; Railroad tracks; Utility poles
Churubusco holds an annual festival called Turtle Days that commemorates the Beast of Busco, a giant snapping turtle that, according to legend, terrorized the town in 1949. Tourists swarmed the town during...
Main Street, Mauckport, Indiana
Harrison County (Ind.); Rivers; Streets; Dirt roads; River life
Mauckport was founded in 1827 as New Market and renamed after Frederick Mauck, an early settler of the area. The Ohio River has played a major role in Mauckport history: John Hunt Morgan crossed over the...
Depot, Aurora, Indiana
Dearborn County (Ind.); Railroad facilities; Railroad locomotives; Railroad stations; Railroad travel
The town of Aurora overlooks a picturesque bend in the Ohio River. It was laid out in 1819 and was named for the Roman goddess of dawn by Judge Jesse Lynch Holman, author of fiction and poetry, and an...
Potter Bro's. Garage, Akron, Indiana
Fulton County (Ind.); Garages; Automobiles; Automobile repair; Motorcycles
Akron was settled in 1836 by a group from Ohio and called Newark. Their leader declared, “This is the New Ark, consummating the covenant seeking homes in a new land.” It was later discovered that another...
Big Four Rail Road Bridge across Ohio River between Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana
Clark County (Ind.); Railroad bridges
The Big Four Rail Road Bridge crosses the Ohio River and connects Jeffersonville and Louisville. In 2009 plans were being made to convert the old bridge into a pedestrian walkway.
Courthouse Square, Anderson, Indiana
Madison County (Ind.); Courthouses; Business districts; Transportation
The old county courthouse was built from 1882-1885. It was the design of architect George W. Bunting, believed to have been the most prolific designer of Indiana courthouses. The building was demolished...
Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, Muncie, Indiana
Delaware County (Ind.); Industrial facilities; Aerial views
The Ball Brothers Manufacturing Company moved to Muncie in 1887 due to the large amount of natural gas needed to produce glass jars, for which the Ball Brothers were famous. Not only were the brothers...
Main Street, Stinesville
Business districts; Monroe County (Ind.); Dirt roads; Transportation
Stinesville was platted on April 5, 1855 and named for Eusebius Stine, who built the first grist and sawmill in the area. This image of Main Street shows the Odd Fellows Lodge and several businesses, many...
North Main Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana
Posey County (Ind.); Streets; Business districts
Mount Vernon was laid out in 1816 and named for George Washington's home. The town grew rapidly as it was located next to the Ohio River which provided for growth of commerce. For a time the town commercially...
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