Monthly Archives: November 2012

Steamer Verne Swain

 The VERNE SWAIN pictured above was purchased my by great uncle Peters Lee after the liquidation of the Lee Line in 1926.  Peters Lee along with my grandfather S Rees Lee Sr. in 1916 purchased the REES LEE and the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Proclamation October 3,1863

Proclamation of Thanksgiving October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States A Proclamation The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are … Continue reading

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Beware the wrath of an angry woman 1887

The Memphis Commercial Appeal October 31, 2012 Mid-South Memories: October 31, 1887 “A report spread like wildfire throughout the city that an unidentified housewife had boarded the Somerville accommodation train, brandishing a shotgun and announcing that she was bound for … Continue reading

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125 and 100 years ago in Memphis

Mid-South Memories from the Memphis Commercial Appeal Nov. 7, 2012 100 years ago Nov. 7, 1912:  “The steamer, Peters Lee, will arrive this morning after being tied to the bank at Caseyville, Ky., for almost a month.  She will be … Continue reading

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Newest addition to Lee Line artifacts collection

          Since most Lee Line silverware is at the bottom of the Mississippi River, I was very happy to see this fork listed on EBay and was able to add it to my collection of 2 … Continue reading

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