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    • Car 100 Last Run, Cincinnati & Lake Erie , 1939

    • Street railroads; Middletown (Ohio)
    • In August 1897 traction cars started rolling through Middletown, operated by the Cincinnati & Miami Valley Traction Company. After many changes and combinations the line became the Cincinnati & Lake Erie Railroad Company in 1930. The company hoped...
    • Horse-plowing, 1939

    • Farming; Agricultural machinery; Horses; Middletown (Ohio)
    • During the fall of 1939, Firman Schirm hitched up his three-horse rig to his plow so he could get his plowing done. His dog, Trixie, often rode on the horses' backs as his master plowed.
    • Gough-Lamb Fire, September 12, 1939

    • Fire; Cleaning establishments; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Gough-Lamb Dry Cleaning establishment received extensive damage from a fire on September 12, 1939. The building on Charles Street was repaired and is still used by them, September 12, 1939.
    • Aeronca Factory Under Roof, 1939

    • Aircraft industry; Progress photographs; Middletown (Ohio)
    • On October 20, 1929, the first production Aeronca airplane made its first flight from Lunken Airport in Cincinnati. Being located on Lunken Airport, the company experienced flooding from the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers. The winter of 1936/37 was...
    • Manchester Hotel, c. 1939

    • Hotels; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Middletown Hotel Company was organized in November of 1919 to construct a hotel which still stands at the corner of Manchester Avenue and Broad Street. The company sold $265,000 in stock to finance the project. It took the name Manchester in...
    • Rathman-Lewis Drugstore, c. 1939

    • Negatives; Business enterprises; Drugstores; Middletown (Ohio)
    • In 1927, Harry W. Lewis came to Middletown, working as a druggist at Ernest D. Rathman's drugstore, which was located at 1051 Central Avenue. In 1939, Lewis became a partner in the firm, which was now known as Rathman-Lewis Drugs, Inc. In this...
    • New Mayfield School, 1939

    • Schools; Middletown (Ohio)
    • With funding assistance from the Public Works Administration, Mayfield School was constructed during the Depression by the Lemon Township School System. It received its name because of its location in the Mayfield subdivision of Middletown, which...
    • Beatrice Skinner's Second Year of Teaching, 1939

    • Schools; Teachers; Students; Amanda (Butler County, Ohio); Middletown (Ohio)
    • Beatrice Skinner Askins started her teaching career at Amanda School. Also at Amanda School, this is the class that she taught during her second year of teaching. The school year was 1938-1939.
    • Groundbreaking for New Aeronca Plant, 1939

    • Groundbreakings; Aircraft industry; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Carl Friedlander, president of the Aeronautical Corporation of America (Aeronca), is getting ready to turn over the first shovel-full of dirt for the company's new plant in Middletown. That plant opened for business on March 17, 1940. Up until...
    • Easter at Church, c. 1939

    • Churches; Holidays; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Margaret Conarroe beleived that this photograph was taken at the First United Brethren Church sometime between 1938 and 1940. It was taken near Easter.
    • Electric Traction Line Trestle Removal, November 12, 1939

    • Electric railroads; Bridges; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The electric traction line that ran from northern Cincinnati to Dayton and points north served as a temporary trestle across the Great Miami River after the 1913 Flood. It replaced a concrete trestle built in 1911 that was washed away by the flood....
    • Sanctuary at Easter Time, c. 1939

    • Churches; Holidays; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This photograph of the sanctuary of the First United Brethren Church of Middletown at Easter time was taken long before the sanctuary was turned around.
    • Armco Girl's Festival, c. 1939

    • Negatives; Festivals; Horse shows; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This image is identified as "Armco Girl's Festival, Dave Regan and Alice Lawler, maybe a horse show - 1930 or 1940." Both were well known writers for the Middletown Journal. They are taking a ride in a mule pulled buggy.
    • Lemon-Monroe High School, c. 1958

    • Schools; Monroe (Ohio)
    • In 1881 Monroe had a school on the site of the high school at Butler and Elm Streets. It was torn down and a new building was built in 1912. Additions were made in 1924, 1936, 1939, 1949, 1952, and in 1953 the third floor was added. Further...


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