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TITLE: Camp Rest A While, Burrows' Camp
DATE: circa 1909
PUBLISHER: Nelson 
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Written on reverse in pencil: "Crew that built bridge over Kankakee R. at Dunn's Bridge, Indiana stayed here." Burrows Camp was situated in Porter County, directly north of Dunn's Bridge. It was here that Mr. and Mrs. Burrow operated a pleasure resort consisting of a theatre, which was later converted into a dance hall, and a horse-drawn merry-go-round. Just north of Burrows Camp was a saloon, while directly east of of Burrows Camp was a combination store and residence. The dance hall and store/residence structures were later destroyed by separate fires.
 

TITLE: Dredge on the Kankakee, Burrows Camp
DATE: 1909
PUBLISHER: Nelson
POSTMARK: August 9, 1909, Wheatfield, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: In 1902, the Kankakee Reclamation Company was organized to deepen, widen, and straighten the Kankakee River. After several court battles, the company was finally granted permission to dredge the river in 1911, and commenced dredging in 1914. The straightening of the river shortened a stretch of 45 miles flowing through the counties of LaPorte and Starke to 17 miles. At the time of straightening, the river was renamed "Marble-Powers Ditch," a name that was very rarely used after dredging and used even more seldom today. The floating dredges themselves consisted of living quarters for about eight men and a kitchen.
 

TITLE: Burrows' Camp
DATE: 1909
PUBLISHER: not indicated, but probably Nelson given the handwriting style when compared to other Burrows' Camp postcards (#127) 
POSTMARK: November 22, 1909, Medaryville, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Burrows Camp was situated in Porter County, directly north of Dunn's Bridge. It was here that Mr. and Mrs. Burrow operated a pleasure resort consisting of a theatre, which was later converted into a dance hall, and a horse-drawn merry-go-round. Just north of Burrows Camp was a saloon, while directly east of of Burrows Camp was a combination store and residence. The dance hall and store/residence structures were later destroyed by separate fires.
 

TITLE: Starting from Burrow's Camp 6
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Cyko
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: Written on the sign on the top of the barn is "Burrow's Camp" and "Val. Blatz Brewing Co." It is possible that this is not the Burrow's Camp located on the Kankakee River.
 

TITLE: Kankakee River From Hebron Bridge
DATE: circa 1910
PUBLISHER: Cyko
POSTMARK: reverse has been written upon, but does not appear to have been posted
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The following text was written on the reverse by George C. Green to D. W. Root of Hebron, Indiana: "I am hoping that we may row around the upper bend, again some day and lure a beauty from the moss. But if the fates that hold the keys make decree otherwise, then let us turn from the river to the hills. The sunlight lingers there, and ---?--- notes travel o'er the hill top have no fear."
 

TITLE: Kankakee River homesteaders
DATE: circa 1905-1915
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Donley's Hotel, Baum's Bridge, on the Kankakee River, P. O. Kouts, Ind.
DATE: 1910 
PUBLISHER: unknown
POSTMARK: September 24, 1910, Kouts, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Benkie Landing, Baumsbridge, Pub. by J. G. Benkie, Kouts, Ind.
DATE: 1912 
PUBLISHER: J. G. Benkie 
POSTMARK: October 1912, Kouts, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Collier's Club House then . . . .
DATE: circa 1910 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Club House, Baum's Bridge, Kankakee River, Indiana
DATE: circa 1910-1920 
PUBLISHER: unknown 
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Collier's Club House, Baum's Bridge (Kankakee River, Ind.)
DATE: 1909 
PUBLISHER: unknown
POSTMARK: August 28, 1909, Kouts, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Collier's Now . . . .
DATE: 1965 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965)
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Pickerel Fishing Kankakee River, Hebron, Indiana
DATE: 1908 
PUBLISHER: unknown 
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: A Crowd of Crown Pointers on the Banks of the Kankakee
DATE: 1907 (undivided back) 
PUBLISHER: unknown
POSTMARK: January 11, 1908, Crown Point, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Boat Landing
DATE: unknown (probably pre-1920)
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Poling down the bayou
DATE: unknown
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965)
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Kankakee River hunting party
DATE: circa 1910 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Kankakee shoreline
DATE: circa 1910 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965)
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Dick Morehouse and Jesse Smith had a good year in 1910. Pictured above are 1400 Musk Rates, 10 Mink, 8 Raccoons and 8 Opossums.
DATE: 1910 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: The Kankakee River, Foglis' Place
DATE: 1910 
PUBLISHER: H. G. Zimmerman and Company (#B730J10 and #1361)
POSTMARK: September 8, 1910, Lowell, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARKS: Constructed in 1898, this resort lodge was located on the Kankakee River in Newton County, Indiana, near Shelby, and was operated by Benjamin Fogli and his wife Mary.

 

TITLE: Fogli Hotel on Kankakee River During High Water
DATE: early 1900s 
PUBLISHER: Shelby History-News "Bicentennial Edition" book, 1976
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARKS: Constructed in 1898, this resort lodge was located on the Kankakee River in Newton County, Indiana, near Shelby, and was operated by Benjamin Fogli and his wife Mary.
 

TITLE: Pond Lillies on the Kankakee. Hebron, Ind.
DATE: circa 1910 
PUBLISHER: Crose Photo 
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Kankakee River Scene
DATE: 1910 
PUBLISHER: unknown 
POSTMARK: August 31, 1910, Lowell, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: View of Baum's Bridge, Kouts, Ind.
DATE: 1924 
PUBLISHER: C. R. Childs Company (#3-kir) 
POSTMARK: June 3, 1924, Kouts, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: none [Photograph is of the old Baum's Bridge]
DATE: 1907 
PUBLISHER: unknown 
POSTMARK: July 3, 1907, Hebron, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Kankakee River, Baumsbridge, Pub. by J. G. Benkie, Kouts, Ind.
DATE: 1913 
PUBLISHER: J. G. Benkie, H. G. Zimmerman and Company
POSTMARK: June 20, 1913, ---?---, Michigan
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: View of New Baum's Bridge, Kouts, Ind.
DATE: 1919 
PUBLISHER: C.R. Childs (#3-kir)
POSTMARK: August 26, 1919, Kouts, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Baum's Bridge Today
DATE: 1965 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965)
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: River Bridge on Highway 49
DATE: 1965 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Dunn's Bridge under construction
DATE: 1904 
PUBLISHER: Meyers, Wesley (1979), Kankakee Township in Jasper County, Indiana. Rensselaer, Indiana: Kurtz Printing Company. 64 p.
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: It has long been speculated that the structural frame of Dunn's Bridge was constructed from iron trusses taken from the Ferris wheel that operated at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

 

TITLE: Dunns Bridge, Indiana
DATE: 1911
PUBLISHER: AZO 
POSTMARK: September 4, 1911, Wheatfield, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
REMARK: The particular area where these individuals are picnicking was called Chaplain's Park, which was located in Kankakee Township (Jasper County), just west of the Dunn's Bridge. At one point in time, Chaplain's Park consisted of a dance hall, steam-powered merry-go-round, and refreshment stand.

 

TITLE: Auto Race, Dunn's Bridge
DATE: 1915 
PUBLISHER: unknown 
POSTMARK: illegible postmark, hand dated September 25, 1915
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Dunns Bridge at Burrows Camp.
DATE: 1914 
PUBLISHER: unknown (#273-5) 
POSTMARK: September 3, 1914, San Pierre, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Dunns Bridge, Kankakee River
DATE: 1909 
PUBLISHER: Nelson
POSTMARK: July 7, 1909, Tefft, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Dunn's Bridge, Burrows Ca. [Burrows Camp]
DATE: 1910 
PUBLISHER: unknown (#107)
POSTMARK: September 2, 1910, Teftt, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook
 

TITLE: Dunn's Bridge, Kankakee River
DATE: 1909 
PUBLISHER: A. H. Company 
POSTMARK: 1909, San Pierre, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Dunn's Bridge over the Kankakee River
DATE: 1965 
PUBLISHER: Kouts Centennial (1965) 
POSTMARK: not applicable
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: New Hebron DeMotte Bridge, Hebron, Ind.
DATE: 1913 
PUBLISHER: unknown
POSTMARK: December 29, 1913, Valparaiso, Indiana
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

TITLE: Kankakee River View
DATE: circa 1910 
PUBLISHER: Bregstone PTV (#3)
POSTMARK: none
COLLECTION: S. Shook

 

 

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