not logged in.
           forgot password?

Diamond Jo Line and Joseph "Diamond Jo" Reynolds

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2010, 09:45 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4
Default Diamond Jo Line and Joseph "Diamond Jo" Reynolds

I'm hopeful of learning more of the life and career of Joseph Reynolds, owner and namesake of the Diamond Jo Line of steamers (primarily) on the upper Mississippi. To kick this off, an article or two follows. I'd also love to share any photos or images of promotional material tied to the line.

1) Ancestors and Descendants of Calvert Crary (page 34)
Ancestors and descendants of Calvert Crary and his wife Eliza Hill, Liberty, N.Y

2) University of Chicago Magazine, Volumes 7-8 (page 26)
The University of Chicago magazine - Google Books

And these texts, also offer details, if you've copies handy in your library:

3) Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi River, William J. Petersen

4) Old Times on the Upper Mississippi, George Byron Merrick

5) Joseph Reynolds And The Diamond Jo Line Steamers (1862-1911) by George B. Merrick; Reprinted from The Proceedings of The Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Vol. VIII; August 6, 1928.

PERSONAL NOTE: As Diamond Jo's great-g-g-nephew (or thereabouts) my family has long enjoyed an oral history tied to Reynold's colorful career (tanner, grain shipper, steamboat operator, steamboat builder, coal miner, gold miner, railroader, etc.)--but few documents have fleshed out the details.

In the last year, I've made a study of his life and times and uncovered a wealth of information, new friends, and a few family artifacts. (In last months, I've traveled to Congress, AZ to poke around the ruins of his gold mine and the site of his death; visited Hot Springs, AR to see the remains of his rail line; and I've plans to travel the Upper Mississippi in the spring to trace the remains of his steamboat operation.)

I'm new to this community and site, but happy to learn as I go--and post documents, photos, and the like in the coming weeks. Please say hello!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIAMOND LADY status Capt John River Talk & Cruises 8 05-04-2009 10:45 AM
New "fuel" to the "fire" inactive user 01 Save the DELTA QUEEN 24 07-23-2008 06:05 PM
" Tow-Line Tate , The Very First Mate " Ted Davisson River Talk & Cruises 1 12-15-2007 01:02 PM
Diamond Lady / Emerald Lady / Golden Lady Ernie M. Brust River Talk & Cruises 13 08-16-2007 10:28 AM
Former Diamond Lady Casino Jim Stolarski River Talk & Cruises 2 03-31-2007 03:40 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All content on this site is copyright protected and may not be re-used without written permission.
Bookmark and Share