National Geographic : 1932 May
Architects, Joseph H. Freedlander and A. Duncan Seymour, Jr. ©Hamilton Maxwell, Inc. THE PERRY VICTORY MEMORIAL IN THE HARBOR OF PUT IN BAY, SOUTH BASS ISLAND, LAKE ERIE The 352-foot column, erected by the Federal Government and the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Rhode Island, Kentucky, and Massachusetts, commemorates Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory of 1813, the northwestern campaign ofWilliam Henry Harrison during the War of 1812, and a century of peace between English-speaking peoples. At the top isagallery surmounted byabeacon light. Photograph byJacob Gayer WHAT A GREAT DAY IT WAS WHEN THE "SHOWBOAT" CAME TO TOWN! These floating theaters, whose romantic day is almost done, were towed from town to town by charteredsteamboats. Every spring and summer their shrill calliopes (see top, rear) summoned people for miles inland to performances of simple heart-throb dramas. The showboat Hollywood, atGallipolis, with its escorting stern-wheeler, aptly named Chaperon.