Monthly Archives: August 2014

A 50 year perspective 1881 versus 1931

This humorous 1881 comparison to 1931 was found in papers belonging to my great uncle Robert E Lee (no kin to the other more famous Robert E Lee).

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JAMES LEE Memphis Commercial Appeal Mid-South Memories 100 years ago 1914

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported a 100 years ago, “A new steel steamer, costing¬†$100,000, to take the place of the James Lee for the Memphis Friars Point trade, will be 245 feet long and capable of carrying as many tons … Continue reading

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1898 race between the GEORGIA LEE and DICK FOWLER Cairo, ILL.

Recently this postcard depicting an 1898 race between the GEORGIA LEE and DICK FOWLER was added to my Lee Line postcard collection thanks to another EBay seller.¬† The postcard reverse format indicated the card was made around 1907 since it … Continue reading

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