Monthly Archives: December 2016

WHEELING BUILT STEAMBOATS the City Of Wheeling

City of Wheeling The stern-wheel steam-powered packet City of Wheeling built in 1900 was the 225th and last steamboat completed at Wheeling, West Virginia. The hull, stern-wheel, and superstructure was built in 1899 at the Mozena Boat Yard in Clarington, Ohio for Capt. Thaddeus S. Thomas and Cy Higgs of Wheeling, West Virginia and intended […]

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WHEELING BUILT STEAMBOATS the A.M. Phillips

A.M. Phillips The 175 ton, stern-wheel steam-powered packet A.M. Phillips, was built in 1835 in Wheeling, Virginia for Arthur M. Phillips, Sr. The hull and superstructure was built at the James Pemberton yard and Elijah Murray completed the cabins (later known as the ‘Texas’) on the hurricane deck in 1836. The machinery; furnaces, boilers and […]

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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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Glinda Bowman “Meet Me In The Alley”

Glinda Bowman “Meet Me In The Alley” Glinda Bowman Author, (Miniature Perfume Bottle Books) Seamstress, and Business Owner Photo by Bennett McKinley Photography 2014

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Glinda Bowman and John Bowman Civil War Period Dress

                                    Glinda Bowman and John Bowman dressed in Civil War Period Dress at West Virginia Independence Hall Wheeling, West Virginia.  Dresses by seamstress Glinda Bowman

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Charles Lindbergh Medal

This Bronze Lindbergh Medal was personally presented to Dorothy E. Rush by Charles Lindbergh as a memento for services provided by the Girl Scouts of Warwood and Wheeling W. Va. August 4th 1927 at 6:30 PM, The Girl Scouts served dinner to Lindbergh and dignitaries at the Scottish Rite Cathedral when he visited Wheeling in […]

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Civil War Wharfboat Model by John Bowman Booth & Battelle at Wheeling

Civil War Booth Battelle & Company Steamboat Agents Wharfboat Model by John Bowman. The Booth Battelle & Company Steamboat Agents wharf boat with coal barge on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. This wharf boat sitting at Wheeling’s wharf, served Wheeling, Virginia (West Virginia) throughout the Civil War years. What was or […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Signal No. 8 Tin Clad

USS Signal No. 8 A.J. Sweeney & Son for Capt. Campbell Sweeney built USS Signal No. 8, a 190-ton stern-wheel steam-powered packet “tinclad” river gunboat, in 1862 at Wheeling, Virginia. A Federal officer of the U.S. Navy requisitioned Signal-reaching Cairo, Illinois on her maiden trip. Campbell sold her to the U.S. Navy for the sum […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Lafayette Ironclad

Civil War Ironclad Lafayette Steamboat Model by John Bowman. The Civil War Ironclad steamboat Lafayette on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. The side-wheel packet Aleck Scott was built at Louisville, Kentucky and completed at St. Louis, Missouri in 1848. Aleck Scott once boarded “Mark Twain” on a trip up the Mississippi […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Queen of the West Ram

Civil War Steamboat Queen of the West Model by John Bowman. The steamboat Queen of the West on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia was Charles Ellet, Jr.’s Civil War Ram. The side-wheel packet Queen of the West was built at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1854. In May of 1862 the USQMD converted […]

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