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Middleport Flood 1913


Written on the photograph:
"Mill St. looking W. after water was down
Middleport, O. Flood 3-30-13"

Middleport flood photo


Middleport flood photo looking north on Main Street.

Middleport Flood March 1912


Middleport Flood destruction March 1912

Flooded 2nd St, Middleport, Ohio, 1913


Flooded 2nd St, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio, 1913

Flooded Mill St Middleport, Ohio


Flooded Mill St Middleport, Ohio, Meigs County Ohio

Flooded Pomeroy Parking Lot


Sign in foreground reads "Welcome to Historic Downtown Pomeroy" with the flooded Ohio River in the background. A gazebo is visible in the photo.

1884 Flood at Courthouse


1884 Flood at Courthouse

1913 Flood at Syracuse Postcard


Written on the back of the postcard:
"Taken from our hill
M.B. Church in front.
M.E. Church in the distance."

Lynn Street Flood 2004


Photo of the intersection of East Main Street and Lynn Street during the flood of 2004. People gathered at the Peoples bank drive to observe the river…

Cherry Street 2004 Flood.


Photo of the intersection of Cherry Street and East Main Street during the flood of 2004. According to NOAA, the river crested at 52.2 feet on…

Main Street Flood of 2004


Photo of Main Street during the 2004 Flood shows waters over Main Street and completely covering the entrance and front parking lot of Rite Aid.…

Main Street flood 2004


Photo looking North on Main Street. Grace Episcopal Church can be seen, Pomeroy School that has since been demolished, and the First Baptist Church of…

Main Street Flood 2004


Photo of the 2004 flood taken from Farmers Bank parking lot . Farmers drive-thru ramp, the intersection of Main Street and Butternut Avenue, and…

Main Street Flood 2004


Photo of the 2004 flood taken from the Farmers Bank parking lot showing the upper parking lot and Main Street completely covered by the flood waters.…

Gazebo during the flood of 2004.


Photo of the Gazebo in the upper parking lot during the 2004 flood. According to NOAA, the river crested at 52.2 feet on September 19, 2004.

Farmers Bank during the flood of 2004


Photo of the flood of 2004, likely taken from Butternut Avenue, depicts flood waters completely covering Main Street. The drive-thru ramp of Farmers…

Adams Mill

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Adam's Mill overlooks the Shade River. The Keno Covered Bridge, destroyed in 1923, is in the rear of the photo.

Final Passenger Train

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Last passenger train pulling into Pomeroy, Ohio December 31st, 1949.

Last Street Car run in Meigs County Ohio

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The final days of a street car in Racine, Ohio.

Last Trolley to run in Racine Ohio.

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Here we see the attendant and the conductor posing with their trolley the last day it is run.

Letart Hillbillies Basketball Team

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The local basketball team of Letart. The Letart Hillbillies of 1958.

1888 Letart Falls Elementary School

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A photo taken from the old Letart Falls Elementary which became the community building.

Letart Falls in 1907

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A photo of some individuals being outside in 1907.

Letart Falls Elementary Minstrel

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Minstrel at Letart Falls Elementary with several children standing to be the center of the show.

Letart Falls Community Hall


The Community Hall which served those local to Letart Falls, Ohio.

Long Bottom School

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A side view of the Long Bottom School.

The Ferry Boat Lydia Cross

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The Ferry boat Lydia Cross which moved travelers between Racine, Ohio and Graham Station, West Virginia.

Majestic in Middleport Ohio.

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The showboat Majestic sits along the bank in Middleport, Ohio.

Meigs County Bookmobile Building

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The building housing the Meigs County Bookmobile off of Route 7.

Meigs County Infirmary

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The infirmary in Meigs offering care and working together.

Meigs County Courthouse

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The Meigs Courthouse before additions were incorporated into it's design.

The Meigs Theatre

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The front of the Meigs Theatre serving Meigs County patrons.

Troops Returning Home

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A photo taken from the court house steps, troops are returning home from what is most likely World War 1.

Tuppers Plains School

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Torn down in the 1950's, the Tuppers Plains School was across from what was once the Olive-Orange High School

Letart Falls Methodist Church

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The Methodist Church located in Letart Falls.

Lewis and Coe Clothing

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Mill Street in Middleport Ohio with a focus on Lewis an Coe Clothing.

The flood of Middleport in 1913.

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An elevated view of Middleport in 1913 during the flood.

Citizen's Bank Note


A photograph of the bank note from Citizen's Bank in Middleport, Ohio.

Middleport Fife and Drum Corp.

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The Middleport Fife and Drum Corp stands together for a photo.

Middleport Fire Department Crew

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The brave crew of Middleport Fire Department posing for a photo.

Middleport Livery and Fire Department

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A photo of Middleport. Pictured are the fire department and the livery stable.

Middleport Fire Department

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Two cars outside the Middleport Fire Department.

The Middleport T

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A photo businesses and buggies around the Middleport T.

Middleport Woolen Mill

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A group photo taken in front of the Middleport Woolen Mill.

Anitiquity Mill

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A picture of the mill in Antiquity, Ohio.

Minersville, Ohio early 20th Century.

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A photo of Minersville and railcards in the early 20th century.

Munn Brothers Store

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A photo of the Munn Brothers Store in Syracuse, Ohio. Pictured with 3 people and a bike!

The New York Clothing House

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The New York Clothing House stands on the corner in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Chester, Ohio

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An older view of Chester, Ohio

Early days of Harrisonville.

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Front St. of Harrisonville.

Middleport in the 1900's

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An elevated view of Middleport and the rail car in the early 1900s.

Portland, Ohio during the flood of 1884

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The great flood in Portland, Ohio in 1884.

The Racine High School and Church

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The church and school of Racine, Ohio stand tall next to teach other.

Racine Ohio in Winter.

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An elevated view of Racine, Ohio.

A photo of Rutland in the 1890's

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A photo of Rutland during Independence day in 1890.

A photo after the fire in Pomeroy, Ohio.

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The fire of 1884 destroyed 43 buildings in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Railroad Roundhouse in Pomeroy Ohio

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An elevated view of the railways in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Portland Band

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Portland, Ohio town band in 1890 stands together for a picture.

Morris Bowers

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A photo taken of the owner and head professor of the Tuppers Plains Seminary.

Racine, Ohio in early 1900's.

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A picture of North Main St in Racine, Ohio. Taken around 1900

River Ice in Racine, Ohio

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A group removing river ice from the railroad tracks after a flood.

Racine Ohio Post Office

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A group of Racine Post Office employees in front of the building around 1914

Racine Postman

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Emmit Jewett on his Harley Davidson delivering mail.



A photo of a railcar and conductor in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Katie Stockdale

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The Katie Stockdale docked at Reedsville, Ohio in 1889.

Clip of the Democrat Newspaper from Thursday, July 13, 1933

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Clip of the Democrat Newspaper from Thursday, July 13, 1933. Several news stories are included.

John Stone, General Blacksmithing, Rutland, Ohio in 1908.

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Several people gather in and around the John Stone General Blacksmithing & Horse shoeing business in Rutland, Ohio in 1908.

A Hysell Family

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A picture of Adaline McBride, Dorothy Pearl, George William, and Charles R. Hysell in Pomeroy, Ohio around 1917.

The Hostottle/Hostetter House in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.

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A picture of some residents in front of the Hostottle/Hostetter House in Tuppers Plains, Ohio. It is said that General Morgan rested in the back…

Reynolds Feed Store

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Reynold's Feed Store in Middleport, Ohio experiencing a crowd.

Hog transport

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A group of men transporting what appears to be a pig/hog unto a ramp.

Hocking Valley Railroad Station

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Picture of Main Street in Pomeroy during a flood. The building in the upper right is the Hocking Valley Railroad Station.

River Ice and the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge

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A photo of thick ice from the river in the foreground of the Pomeroy-Mason bridge.

Hillside Picnic

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Picture of some residents enjoying a picnic. Appears to be the Catholic Church in Pomeroy in the distance.

Champion Number 3


A riverboat seen on the Ohio river.

Herschel H. Badgley

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Portrait of Herschel H. Badgley, born August 7, 1899 in Letart Falls, Ohio and Died October 9th, 1994. He was a Private 1st Class, HQ Company, 10th…

Rockslide in Pomeroy Ohio

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A Rockslide that occurred near the old Pomeroy Bridge.

Pomeroy Railroad Tracks

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A group works on the Pomeroy Railroad tracks.

Wreck of Sternwheeler Henry M. Stanley.

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Picture of the wreckage of the Henry M. Stanley in Gallipolis, Ohio on September 3, 1907.

Mill at the Shade River

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A Covered bridge runs over the Shade River with a mill pictured at the side.

The Meigs County Sheriff's Office


A photo taken across the street from the Meigs County Jail.

Harry and Waid Hayman

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Picture of Harry Hayman (1910-1996) and Waid Hayman (1911-2005) of Letart Falls, Ohio.

Stark's Drug Store in Pomeroy Ohio


A photo from the river of Stark's drug store in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio.

Halley's Comet over Pomeroy in 1910

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A picture of Halley's Comet as it passes over Pomeroy in 1910.

Steamboats in Ravenswood, WV.

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Steamboats at rest during the flood of 1884.

Guy Guinther and Joe Bob Hemsley

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Picture of Guy Guinther and Joe Bob Hemsley in baseball uniforms.

A Meeting of Great Minds

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A meeting of great minds at the Badgley Farm in East Letart ca. 1946-1947. Pictured are William Sherman McBride, Charles R. Hysell, Pearl Peteris…

Racine Sternwheel

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Sternwheeler on the Ohio River around 1900.

Racine Hotel

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A photo taken in front of the Hotel in Racine. Also pictured is the streetcar that ran to Middleport from Racine.

Grand Croakers

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Group picture of the Grand Croakers.

Gordon C. Green.


Picture of the sternwheeler Gordon C. Green on the Ohio River.



Inside of the Streetcar that ran from Middleport to Racine.

Goessler Jewelers

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Pciture of the Goessler Jewelers building that later became the Green Lantern bar on Main Street in Pomeroy.



Business as usual at Summerfields in Chester, Ohio



Picture of Peter Gloeckner Saloon in 1913 and Sonny's (Gloeckner) Tavern in 2013, both located at 110 East Main Street. Same building over a century…

Syracuse Baseball Team

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The baseball team of Syracuse Ohio. Lead by coach Bob Louks

View from the the air of Syracuse, Ohio

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Aerial view of Syracuse Ohio including Cash Grocery

Main Street in Pomeroy

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Main Street in Pomeroy, Ohio. Hartwell Mining Co., Ellis Clothing, Schlaegel's, and Grand Dilcher Hotel are businesses that can be seen.

Syracuse Cooks

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A group of Syracuse Cooks standing together for a photo.

Syracuse Dirt Street

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To the left there were railroad tracks that ran from Middleport to Racine. Most likely for the Interurban.

Picture of the flood of 2000 in the upper parking lot in Pomeroy.

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Picture of the upper parking lot during the 2000 flood.

Syracuse Ladies

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The Syracuse Ladies posing together for a photo.

Syracuse Women's Group

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The Syracuse Women's Group standing together for a photograph.

Side View of the Tell City

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A view from the side of The Tell City.

Tell City Wreck

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Some climb to the top of the boat due to the Tell City wreck.

Farmer & Builder's Store in Racine, Ohio

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Late 1890s to early 1900s picture of the Farmers & Builder's Store in Racine, Ohio. Roberts & Cross names are painted on the building.

The Old Elm Tree in Racine, Ohio

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Picture of the elm tree in Racine, Ohio.

The Electric Theatre

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2 men stand in the entrance of the Electric Theatre in Pomeroy, Ohio. The Theatre is advertising the movie "The Railroad Raiders" which was made in…

Eden Church

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Group photo of parishioners of the Eden Church. Unknown year. Some names are written on the picture, most are illegible.

Ebersbach Gas Station

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Picture of Ebersbach Mobilegas Station and Auto Supplies in Pomeroy, Ohio. Picture was taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s. It later became…

Dyesville, Ohio

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Scenic view of a cold winter's day in Dyesville, Ohio in the late 1890s or early 1900s.

Dutchtown School in Minersville, Ohio

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Picture of the Dutchtown School in Minersville, Ohio in the 1890s / 1900s.

Downie Riverboat

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Picture of the Downie Riverboat passing by Main Street in Pomeroy. The boat reads "Downie for Lime & Cement"

Dexter Train Wreck

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Picture of the train wreck that destroyed the staion house in Dexter, Ohio in the early 1900s. J.F. Bowles building can be seen.

Dexter, Ohio

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Picture of Dexter, Ohio in the late 1890s early 1900s. Two trains are are on the tracks. The train depot and J.F. Bowles Department store as well as…

Dana Day French

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Portrait of Dana Day French. Born June 6th, 1887 in Harrisonville, Ohio. Died May 1st, 1942.

Construction of Locks and Dam #24 in 1915.

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Picture shows Locks and Dam #24 under construction in Racine, Ohio in 1915.

Crow's Restaurant


Picture of Crow's Restaurant after renovations. Unknown year.

Crow's Family Restaurant

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Picture of the Crow's Family Restaurant/ Kentucky Fried Chicken Building on East Main Street in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Cross's Store and the Racine Banking Co.

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Picture of the Cross's and Racine Banking Co. buildings in Racine, Ohio in the early 1900s.

Cross's Store in Racine, Ohio

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Construction team poses for a picture during the erection of the Cross's Store in Racine, Ohio.

Picture of the Meigs County Courthouse


Picture of the Meigs County Courthouse from the intersection of Main and Court Streets.

Statue at Meigs County Courthouse.

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Picture of the statue at the Meigs County Courthouse.

Meigs County Courthouse

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The Meigs County Courthouse, Pomeroy, Ohio. Picture is prior to the wings being added to the courthouse in 1877.

The Tell City

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The Tell City exploring the river!

Hobson Roundhouse and Repair Facility

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Opened in 1902, The Hobson Roundhouse and Repair Facility stood in Middleport, Ohio.

The Joe Cook

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The Joe cook built in 1930 in Nashville, TN, plied the Ohio, Kanawha, and Elk Rivers until 1952. In 1948 a boiler exploded killing 3 men.

Middleport Flour Mill

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Workers and patrons at Middleport Flour Mill.

Unknown Class Photo

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Unknown class photo with teacher Cora Balser.

Whitehouse Tavern

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The Whitehouse Tavern of Pomeroy Ohio. A popular destination.

Ohio River Electric Railway and Power Co. Interurban

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The Interurban ran from 1900 to 1929. It operated between Middleport and Racine

City Hall in Middleport, Ohio

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Picture of City Hall in Middleport, Ohio.

Church postcard

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Scan of an old postcard. The roof appears to have the word "church" in it. The sign above the door appears to read "Town Hall". Unknown church/…

Charter Oak Coal Works/ Peacock Coal Company

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Photo of Charter Oak Coal Works/ Peacock Coal Company of Pomeroy, Ohio looking east towards Syracuse, Ohio.

Charter Oak Coal Works/ Peacock Coal Company

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Photos of Charter Oak Coal Works/ Peacock Coal Company from opposing views. The top photo is looking west towards Pomeroy, Ohio on what is today State…

Casey Brothers

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Photo of the Casey brothers.

Carrie V.

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Photo of the sternwheel towboat built at Antiquity, Ohio in 1897. According to the Dave Thomson Gallery, the boat and crew were possibly working on…

Charles Henry Strohmeyer

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Portrait of Charles Henry Strohmeyer. According to the information provided, Mr. Strohmeyer was born in Syracuse, Ohio on April 5th, 1886. He passed…

Brewster Higley

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Portrait of Brewster Higley.

"Boone" Weaver

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Photo of "Boone" Weaver at Weaver Skiff Works in Racine, Ohio in 1959. Accord to the photo the picture was created from a photo at…


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Picture of the sidewheeler Bonanza at Pomeroy river front.