Category Archives: Belmont County Ohio

NAIL CITY TOWBOAT with COAL BARGE

NAIL CITY With Coal Barge Model by John Bowman Authentic Scale Model Replica of the NAIL CITY Steam-Towboat The Steam-powered Towboat “NAIL CITY” was built in the Nail City; Wheeling, West Virginia in 1872 for Ed Hobbs of “Hobbs, Taylor & Company” by the shipyard of “Wilson, Dunlevy & Wheeler”. This was probably the last […]

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BROWN DICK STERNWHEEL PACKET/TOWBOAT AND B&O RR BARGE No. 2

BROWN DICK B&O R.R. Barge No. 2 Authentic Scale Model Replicas by John Bowman The 56-ton stern-wheel packet Brown Dick was built in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in 1855 for Capt. James Darlington for service on the Muskingum River. Her hull, 95 feet in length and superstructure was built in McKeesport and A.J. Sweeney and Son of […]

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WHEELING or ROSECRANS CIVIL WAR AMBULANCE

              Civil War Style Ambulance to be Displayed June 6, 2013 By SHELLEY HANSON , WVweb Save | RAYLAND, Ohio – A replica of a Civil War-era ambulance once built and used in Wheeling is slated to be on display June 20 at the West Virginia Welcome Center on […]

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THE SECOND WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY

THE SECOND WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY By John Bowman The Second West Virginia Infantry was the first regiment in the state of Virginia / West Virginia that enlisted recruits for three years of service, and the first one mustered in under Governor Pierpont, Governor of the ‘Restored’ State of Virginia. Companies “A, D, F and G” […]

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William Manley & Son Bellaire Wharfboat Model by John Bowman

Wm. Manley & Son BELLAIRE WHARFBOAT with the ferryboats Gertrude and Hazel The Manleys, Peter Manley, then William and son John operated Bellaire’s wharfboat from the 1870s into the late 1920s. This Bellaire Wharfboat sat at the Twenty-Sixth Street wharf (known as the lower wharf) built by the city circa 1878. In October of 1883, […]

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WHEELING BUILT STEAMBOATS the St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence A.J. Sweeney and Son built the side-wheel steam-powered packet St. Lawrence at Wheeling, West Virginia in 1879 for Capt. William M. List. The St. Lawrence was 266½’ x 41’ x 6’, three-quarters the length of a football field, the biggest steamboat ever built in Wheeling. Sweeney had her hull built by Dan Morton […]

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WALTHAM William Ellery 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch

“THIS” Waltham ‘William Ellery’ 1863 Civil War Pocket Watch was owned by Sgt. Salathiel Benjamin Rush. It was purchased in Nashville, Tennessee for $13.00 in March of 1864. Salathiel had “Peter”, his father’s name engraved in the case. Salathiel attached his pre-owned watch fob to this watch. Veteran Re-enlistee, Salathiel B. Rush, Sgt. “F” Co., […]

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OUR RUSH FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

                                    OUR RUSH FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR by John Bowman, the Great Grandson of Salathiel Benjamin Rush Sgt. “F” Co. 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry The four sons of Peter Rush and Elizabeth Pew-RUSH of Armstrongs Mills, […]

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THE WHEELING “STOGIE”

THE WHEELING “STOGIE”John Bowman $8.00 Available on Amazon.com Books. Did you know: The Stogie was invented in Wheeling, Virginia, West Virginia. In 1819, Joseph Kirk of Wheeling began manufacturing cigars and in 1825, he was listed as a Cigar and “Stogie” manufacturer. Mifflin Marsh in relating the history of the Stogie tells us, “Some inventive […]

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“Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.”

            “Bills of Lading Freight on Board Wheeling, W. Va.” Goods Manufactured and Shipped from Wheeling, W. Va. John Bowman $29.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. The only Wheeling history reference book you will ever need. This book documents over 750 products manufactured and shipped from Wheeling’s major businesses between 1790 […]

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