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Note: The majority of these photos came from the one and only great BILL BOONE :) Thanks so very much, BB

IF you have any photos to share, it would be greatly appreciated -- Karen Zach -- Make Sure you check out Bill's super-dee-duper Ladoga Canners site - it's awesome!

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Advertisers - 1937 / 1938 Ladoga Fair - so cool, thanks BB

Anderson Home on Franklin Street -thanks BB

Ashby Home (not famous one but in Ladoga, proper)

Ashby & Ashby

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Baseball Team - 1910 - thanks so much to Elda Herbison
Here are the names: 1910 BASEBALL TEAM FRONT ROW L-R: Wiley Smith, Gordon Snyder, Cecil Gray, Hugh Rapp, Earl Elrod, Earl Gardner. BACK ROW L-R: Harry Curry, Leonard Shaw, Rusty Rhoads, Arthur Densmore, Ralph Grimes, Charles Burk, Lee Dodd, Pearlie (?) McIntyre. The manager was Charles (Dutch) Burk. This was written in my Grandma Mae Densmore's hand.

Here's info about one of the above players and his brother (I put on Facebook after Elda put the super pic up :) -- Harry Curry and his brother Johnny played for Ladoga in the early 1900s. They were sons of Adam and Mary Thompson Curry and two of their eight children. Although John didn't go far in baseball, Harry did indeed. Here's a tidbit stating they joined the O.P. (Ohio Pennsylvania my brother thinks) League and more about him -- Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review Jan 3, 1907 - Ladoga has the honor of producing two more prospective fast baseball players, Harry and John Curry. Ladoga's fast battery received their contract from Manager Berybill of the O.P. League. The Curry boys have many enthusiastic admirers. Ladoga has produced many exceedingly fast ball players and but few players of much merit. It is hoped that the Curry boys may some day be of credit to the town for both boys were born and reared here. -- Harry served in WWI and married afterwards at age 33 to a local gal, Gertrude Platt. It is very odd that on her death certificate it says she was never married although she and her mother lived with him (she listed as wife) for 21 years (through two census records). He was tall, stout, had blue eyes, light brown hair and worked in a pool room when he went to the service, although most of his years he was a presser in various dry cleaning businesses (Gertrude's parents, Thomas and Rose Chastain Platt may have had one and taught him the trade or else Rose just worked there right after Thomas' death). John Curry passed away after a quick sickness of less than a day in the Cold Springs Road VA Hospital on the 9th of July 1950 having either divorced or left Gertrude and possibly remarried to a young gal, having one child, Mary (named for his mother?). READ below for brother Harry Like Reply 24 mins Edited Karen Zach Karen Zach Now, for Harry. William D. Harrison Curry was born in Pittsboro (Hendricks County) on the 9th day of September (wrap-up season beginning for baseball) of 1884, the 2nd child of Adam and Mary (Thompson) Curry, joining a sister Maude. His baseball-playing brother joined them three years later. Add four more sisters (Cora; Gussie; Daisy and Lottie) and the youngest Charles, being slight less than 20 years difference between Harry and his younger brother. Harry spent many years as a barber, retired at the time of his death in Lizton 15 days before Christmas in 1971. He and wife, Minnie Trammel (born in Boone County) were married 54 happy years and parented Bill; Lowell; Ron and Carlton Curry. When he registered for WWI (don't think he went) he was described as being medium height, medium build, blue eyed and had brown hair, sounds about like Harry only he might have been slightly taller and a bit chubbier. Wish we knew more about Harry's baseball days. If anyone finds out, let me know :) Harry did go on to play some semi-pro ball in Texas and a few other western states plus more in Indiana before settling down in Lizton. And, Elda Herbison giving you full credit of course, do you mind if I use this on my GenWeb page ? PLEASE :)


Bicyclists - what a nifty pic, Bill - thanks

Bird, Frank -- (thanks BB) - farming

Bishop Store -- (Bischof - #2) - thanks to my big-time, Ladoga pal, BB :)

Boating on Raccoon Creek (awesome photo, BB)

Boone, Amos - in front of the Golden Rule Garage on S. Washington St, Ladoga

Boone, Bill ... et al (Bill Strickler; Richard Stark; Dave & Ernie French)

Boone, Bill ... et al (same as above - PART II)

Boone, George -- the great Bill Boone's dad. This was his letter sweater. (gold letter on an old gold sweater - shucks, wish it was in color :)

Boone, Bertha - (Ladoga Librarian - thanks BB)

Bouse's Drug Store -- thanks BB

Bridge -- see Swinging; Covered; Railroad and Wagon

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Canning Factory - see also Rapp Buggy Company

Canning Company - panned view - thanks to Bill Boone for all these canning company photos - Bill is soooo great to share !! And, these are such precious pictures

Canning Company Truck

Canning Label 1

Canning Factory - Midland RR going by

Canning Company truck with - Grace Carter - Mary Kessler, and Bruce Stull - thanks to Bill Boone

Canning Factory - Carol Faulinberry and Bob Vice - 1941

Canning Company - 13 trucks lined-up

Canning Company - from air

Canning Company - washing tomatoes

Canning Company, inside - 1935

Canning Workers with pumpkins - P. Vancleave; Grace Carter; C. Buck __ Woodars -- Starks - back G. Cory; M Wilson; M. Thompson; K. Strickler Owens -- Carnine & E. Gray ?

Canning Company, tomato setters - Bill Boone; Bill Strickler; Richard Stark; David & Ernie French

Canning Company tomato setters - see above but this time, Boone is having refreshments while the others work - go figure :)

Canning Factory - 500 tons of Pumpkins

Canning Factory - 1940

Catholic Church (Bill Boone tells us that it was built by the Lutherans and later used by the Church of Christ - funny :) This photo is 1947

Chevy Garage - Ladoga - thanks, Bill B

Christian Church (found in an old C'ville City directory)

Christian Church & Tabernacle - thanks, Bill B

Christian Church - Tabernacle - indoor basketball court - thanks, Bill B

Christian Church - Tabernacle - outside -- thanks, Bill B

Clark-Carroll Harness Company

Cornstalk Indian Plaque

Covered Bridge - east of Ladoga 1910 - thanks BB

Covered Bridge (South - picture 1)

Covered Bridge (South - picture 2)

Crawfordsville HS band at Ladoga Centennial - 1936 (thanks to Mary Jo Shortridge Mensie) - go down on page at above link to Crawfordsville High School - see pics there

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Damewood Springs -different than one below (thanks to Bill Boone)


Davis Race Horses

Drays (horse-drawn wagons waiting for someone or having brought goods to the train) at depot

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East School Building (not sure who gave me this but THANK YOU :)

East School Building - colored - thanks to Fred Foxworthy for this one - it's GREAT !! Note: this is a post card - underneath the photo it said, "Rose from Pearl"

Eight of 15 Seniors enlist - Keith Todd; Joe Heeter; Max Todd; Clarence Radcliff; M Sgt Wm. Thombs; Richard Powers; John Gott; Bill Kimmell; Don Todd - thanks BB -- see also this article

Everson-Slade Barber Shop - see Slade & Everson

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Fair - 1938 list of events (thanks BB)

Farmers - Miller; Peffley; Bird (thanks BB)

Foster, Ira

French, Dave & Ernie (see Bill Boone, I & II)

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Gayhart, Andy (Shoe cobbler)

Grade School (old)

Girl Scouts -- named by Oma King Sewell - Miss Synders (sp) store there in Ladoga, to make me a skirt. I remember the skirt very well. The Girl Scouts then wen to Sherman Kesslers home and presentd our finds to a group of women there. Garnet was also my Jr. Hi. sunday school teacher. Garnet always had the welfare of young people in her heart and followed through with whatever she could do for any of us. Needless to say she was someone I have respected very much and continue to this very day. OMA -- Front row left to right, Penny Ball Stout, Carol French, Patty Davis, Brenda Craig, Marilyn Daly, Janice YoungLong-valance. Row 2, Gwen Nicholson Jackson, Linda Vice; Alice Ann Martin, Janet Brunst, Gretchen Bouse Lowe. Row 3, Oma King Sewell, Carolyn Boling (deceased), Martha Warner (deceased), Mary Jane Crosby, Susie Young, Nina Lee Booher Davidson, Dama Jo Ball Barbour.

Grimes, Blanche

Grist Mill

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Harshbarger Vault Factory

Harshbarger (HH) - first Grant Auto - probably Chet Peffleys? - thanks BB

Harshbarger Cement Works (Claude)

Harshbarger Covered Bridge

Havens Poultry

Havens Poultry Business - newspaper article

HS Class of 1927 (thanks muches to April & Scott)

Haw Creek Church - view 1

Haw Creek Church - view 2

Haw Creek Band - thanks BB - about 1890

Home, old in Ladoga - see also Queen Anne

Hubble, Bill (farm worker on separator)

Hughes, Charles (family pictures - thanks, Bill Boone :)

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I Remember - by Eileen Zachary Vice - about Ladoga in the older times - for the Sesquicentennial

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Kessler, John & Minnie Payne

Kessler, John above & family

Kiley, Walter & his 1904 Buick

Knox - home (Ladoga is noted for the gorgeous old Victorian homes, and this is one)

Kyle & Overman Trade Palace - see Overman

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Ladoga Bank

Ladoga Canning Company at Mound City, Illinois

Ladoga Canning Company Reefer (RR car)

Ladoga Cemetery Monuments (Union / Confed)

Ladoga group off to C'ville for JW Bryan rally - thanks Bill B - neat pic

Ladoga High School

Ladoga page - streets of ladoga blog spot of Bill Boone's - this is awesome!

Ladoga Canners site (great Bill Boone site)

Ladoga Town Hall (about 1915?)

Library (early not present)

Library - another view of one above

Lumber & Coal Company (Ladoga - 1910)


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Methodist Church

Midland Depot - thanks Bill B

Midland Water Tower - thanks BB

MILLER, Mart - farming

Monon Railroad Depot

(Mid-Street) Monument and Bank

Monument (from north)

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Nelson, Dorothy Densmore (thanks so much to her daughter, Elda H.) - Dorothy is about 107 years old, still living and plans to go to the 2016 Ladoga Alumni in the Spring- shows a great view of about 1910 era of Ladoga downtown.

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Old Normal School

Old Normal (early pic)

Overman Sisters (thanks, Bill)

Overman, Bertha - canoeing

Overman Trade Palace - 1907 (thanks Bill B)

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Peffley, A.W.

Peffley, Chet - in wagon on way to Columbus, #1 -- Scene #2

Peffley Family - Farm Scene 1

Peffley - Farm Scene 2 (Port Huron Machine, about 1905)

Peffley - Clover Huller

Peffley - Red River Separator

Peffley, Chet - home

Peffley - Mahorney Inn (north of Ladoga - late 1800s) - thanks BB - another shot of same place - this looks to possibly be in the mid 1900s

Peffley Sawmill Scene 1 --Scene 2

Peffley, Wallace - Port Huron Machine

Peffley, Will - farming

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Queen Anne Home 1

Queen Anne Home 2

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Railroad Bridge & Dam

Railroad Bridge over Raccoon River !~! - photo must have not been locally done :)

Rapp & Sons Buggy Company

Rapp & Sons Hearse

Rapp Buggy Company & Home Canning Factory - thanks muches B :)

Repair Shop, Bob Wilhite - father-in-law of Les Warner - west of Canning Factory

Reunion - 1919 service men from WWI - super photo, Bill B :) thanks so much

Riddlebarger - Blacksmith

Rose, Grant

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Old Normal School - see Old Normal

Old Grade School - see Grade School

School - see East School

School - High - see Ladoga High School

Schools - Aerial View -- thanks Bill

Scotland Park

Scouts at Old Normal School

Sherrit, Vern (Monon Agent)

Slade & Everson Barber Shop

Streets :

A nifty narrative walk down the streets of Ladoga by Bill Boone with a 'lil help from his friends -- thanks Bill :)

East Main Street

Looking east on Main

Looking north on Washington

North on Washington

Main Street (Business District)

Main Street, North Side

Main, 1913

Main Street, looking West (early pic)

Main - North side, looking East

Main Street, Mid-1930s

Mid-street Monument

North - side of square, 1890s -- thanks to Vern for correction on date :)

Opera House - history of this nifty place by BB - you rock, Bill Boone!

Street scene (terribly posed, don't ya' think?) Bill Boone notes that this is the north side of Main street, from the Library to the alley that ran between Brunst's and the pool room. "Every Ladoga native who can still read will remember those"

STARK, Richard - see Bill Boone

STRICKLER, Bill - see Bill Boone

Swinging Bridge over Raccoon Creek

Swinging Bridge - diff view (wow, thought that gal was being hanged at first glance ) Thanks, BB


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Teagarden Home

Tribby, Jim & Daniell Hamilton - Jim was on the Bataan March during WWII - Danielle's mother, Gaildene Duncan Hamilton wrote an article about him -- thanks BB

Tribby, Jim - see above -- in uniform (thanks BB)

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Vault Factory - see Harshbarger

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Wagon Bridge

Wagon Bridge - another view

Wagon Bridge - with people

Water Mill

WWI - reunion of service men in 1919 -- see Reunion - 1919 ...

Wilhite, Bob - Repair Shop - see Repair Shop, Bob Wilhite

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