1926 photo of the Steamer American unloading her passengers at the Rose Island entrance. Rose Island was a park and entertainment center for thousands of people over the years, usually reached by ferryboat. It had a hotel, dance pavilion, merry-go-round, and a swimming pool. For more about Rose Island history, be sure to check out the Guided History Tour offered this Saturday by the Charlestown State Park. The tour begins at 2:00 pm.
Photo courtesy of the Indiana Memory Digital Collections. You can view more historical photos like this online through the Jeffersonville Township or Charlestown Clark County Public Libraries.