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Lena Soehner Fahnley
German Americans; German Americans--Indiana--Indianapolis; Portrait photographs; Hairstyles
Miss Lena Soehner, a native of Baden, Germany married Frederick Fanhley. She came to America with her parents when she was seven years old and they lived in Dayton, Ohio where Mrs. Fahnley was reared and...
Inspection Train for the Kentucky and Indiana Routes, 1897
Monon (Railroad); Railroads; Railroad companies; Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railway; Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway Company
The Louisville, New Albany & Chicago name was changed to Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville in 1896. At the start of the 20th century, the CI&L reached its peak in track mileage of 603 miles, the fifth...
Swan School, Number 6, 1897 [Columbia City, Indiana]
Whitley County (Ind.); School buildings; School children; Schools; Schools--Indiana--Photographs; Students; Teachers
After the arrival of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, & Chicago Railway in 1856, Columbia City grew rapidly. The population tripled from 1860–1875. The town was once the world’s largest producer of blue...
"Longfellow" on the Green River
Steamboats; Barges; Commerce (Ship); Transportation
The ship was built in 1872, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, by the Howard Company and operated as a towboat and a packet. The Longfellow is shown here with several barges.
Cabin of the "Belle Memphis"
Steamboats; Boats; Rivers; Transportation; Steamboats--Passenger accommodation; Dinners and dining; Dining tables
The Belle Memphis was a sidewheel packet. This may be the one built at Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1881. It sank near Cranes Island, below Chester, Illlinois, September 7, 1897 - a total loss.
Moonlight on Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, Indiana
Marshall County (Ind.); Lakes & ponds; Rowboats; Recreation areas--Indiana
Culver was laid out as Union Town in 1844, renamed Marmont in 1860, and renamed again in 1897 for Henry Culver, founder of Culver Military Academy. Today Culver is a resort area and includes Lake Maxinkuckee,...
Leedy in His Workroom at the Cyclorama Building
Leedy Manufacturing Company; Leedy, Ulysses Grant; Drum; Manufacturing industries; Manufacturing industries--Indiana--Indianapolis; Manufacturing processes
In 1897, Leedy partnered with fellow musician, Sam Cooley, to form Leedy & Cooley Drum Manufacturing. They first ran the business out of the apartment they shared on Washington Street in Indianapolis....
Bona Thompson Memorial Center
Irvington (Indianapolis, Ind.)--History; Marion County (Ind.)--History; Libraries; Butler University--Bona Thompson Library
The Edward Thompson family moved from Edinburgh, Indiana to Irvington to send their daughter Bona to Butler. After graduation in 1897, her parents gave her a European tour. During the trip, Bona became...
James A. Mount
Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Portrait paintings; Mount, James. A. (James Atwell), 1843-1901; Indiana. Governor (1897-1901 : Mount)
James A. Mount (1843-1901) called his final day as governor “the happiest day of my life.” He planned to return to his farm in Montgomery County, where he was born and raised. As governor he enacted...
Albert G. Porter
Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Indiana. Governor (1881-1885 : Porter); Porter, Albert G. (Albert Gallatin), 1824-1897; Painting; Portrait paintings
Porter was born in Lawrenceburg in 1824. As governor he had marshlands surveyed and drained to reclaim 800,000 acres of land. He improved conditions for miners, created the State Board of Health, and supported...
Portrait of William H. English
English, William Hayden 1822-1896; English Hotel and Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.); English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.); Portrait paintings
William Hayden English was a businessman and politician who served four terms in the U.S. Congress. In 1880 he was the Democratic candidate for vice president. He and his wife Emma Mardulia English had...
German American families--Indiana--Indianapolis; German Americans; Germans--Indiana; Portrait photographs; Businessmen
Frederick Fahnley was a German immigrant and milliner. Mr. Fahnley was president of the Fahnley & McCrea Millinery Company and was a leader in the wholesale millinery trade in Indianapolis for nearly half...
Home of William Hayden English
Houses; Fences; English Hotel and Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.); English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.); English, William Hayden 1822-1896
When William H. English purchased the home of W.S. Hubbard at 60 Circle Street he added a wrought iron fence to the property. Later, a stage door of his Opera House opened onto this side so fans wanting...
William Hayden English, 1822-1896
English Hotel and Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.); English, William Hayden 1822-1896; English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.); Politicians; Businessmen
Willam Hayden English, 1822-1896, was a businessman and politician who served 4 terms in the U.S. Congress. In 1880 he was the Democratic candidate for vice-president. He and his wife Emma Mardulia English...
Lost Creek Cemetery Book
African Americans--Indiana--Vigo County; Lost Creek Settlement (Ind.); Cemeteries
Roberts Cemetery at the Lost Creek Settlement in Vigo County was named for Kinchen Roberts. Entries in the cemetery book include the name of the deceased and his parents, date of death, and the grave location....
Perry County Courthouse
Courthouses; Perry County (Ind.)
In 1994 Perry County built a new courthouse at Tell City. Cannelton had been the county seat. The 1897 courthouse is now a county museum.
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