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Early Life And Times In Boone County, Indiana

Early Life And Times In Boone County, Indiana

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 034332007X

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Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana: Giving an Account of the Early Settlement of Each Locality, Church Histories, County and Township Offic

Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana: Giving an Account of the Early Settlement of Each Locality, Church Histories, County and Township Offic

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0353369128

Category: History

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, Giving an Account of the Early Settlement of Each Locality, Church Histories, County and Township Offic

Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, Giving an Account of the Early Settlement of Each Locality, Church Histories, County and Township Offic

Author: Samuel B 1831 Harden, Comp

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0353137057

Category: History

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Hidden History of Boone County, Indiana

Hidden History of Boone County, Indiana

Author: Heather Phillips Lusk

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467150224

Category: History

Page: 160

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At the center of Indiana lies Boone County, a seemingly quiet place with a colorful past. The stagecoach along the Michigan Road helped to start the county, then the railroad transformed it as new towns were created along the routes. Some of these towns are now gone, leaving behind a few buildings and a sign marking where they once existed. Local vagabond Thorntown Cyrus entertained area residents with his accordion, a couple touted his and hers tractors, and the Cragun twins met a tragic demise. Mysteries surround true stories such as a rogue monkey seen wandering a community and why a butcher attacked a prominent citizen. Author Heather Phillips Lusk brings these stories and more to life to reveal what makes Boone County unique.

Boone County

Boone County

Author: Kassie Ritman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439657140

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Boone County, founded on April Fools’ Day in 1830, is situated in the center of the state, abutting Indiana’s capital, Indianapolis. The first settlers found swampy land overgrown with ancient hardwoods, riddled with rattlesnakes, and teeming with wetland creatures—most famously, frogs. Although life was challenging for the area’s first settlers, most persevered. Many chided that Boone was not fit to be included as a part of the fledgling state of Indiana. They dubbed the newly platted area as the “State of Boone” to set it aside from the superior farmland and living conditions found elsewhere in Indiana. Boone County’s first census counted 621 persons in 1830. Today, many of the original surnames remain prevalent among a population that exceeds 60,000 residents.

The Notorious Mrs. Clem

The Notorious Mrs. Clem

Author: Wendy Gamber

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421420202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr. Young's former business partners. Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme.

Colonels in Blue—Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee

Colonels in Blue—Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee

Author: Roger D. Hunt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613864

Category: History

Page: 260

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This biographical dictionary documents the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Entries are arranged first by state and then by regiment, and provide a biographical sketch of each colonel focusing on his Civil War service. Many of the colonels covered herein never rose above that rank, failing to win promotion to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general, and have therefore received very little scholarly attention prior to this work.

Winning the West with Words

Winning the West with Words

Author: James Joseph Buss

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806150406

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Indian Removal was a process both physical and symbolic, accomplished not only at gunpoint but also through language. In the Midwest, white settlers came to speak and write of Indians in the past tense, even though they were still present. Winning the West with Words explores the ways nineteenth-century Anglo-Americans used language, rhetoric, and narrative to claim cultural ownership of the region that comprises present-day Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Historian James Joseph Buss borrows from literary studies, geography, and anthropology to examine images of stalwart pioneers and vanished Indians used by American settlers in portraying an empty landscape in which they established farms, towns, and “civilized” governments. He demonstrates how this now-familiar narrative came to replace a more complicated history of cooperation, adaptation, and violence between peoples of different cultures. Buss scrutinizes a wide range of sources—travel journals, captivity narratives, treaty council ceremonies, settler petitions, artistic representations, newspaper editorials, late-nineteenth-century county histories, and public celebrations such as regional fairs and centennial pageants and parades—to show how white Americans used language, metaphor, and imagery to accomplish the symbolic removal of Native peoples from the region south of the Great Lakes. Ultimately, he concludes that the popular image of the white yeoman pioneer was employed to support powerful narratives about westward expansion, American democracy, and unlimited national progress. Buss probes beneath this narrative of conquest to show the ways Indians, far from being passive, participated in shaping historical memory—and often used Anglo-Americans’ own words to subvert removal attempts. By grounding his study in place rather than focusing on a single group of people, Buss goes beyond the conventional uses of history, giving readers a new understanding not just of the history of the Midwest but of the power of creation narratives.

Kentuckians in Ohio and Indiana

Kentuckians in Ohio and Indiana

Author: Stuart Sprague

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806311425

Category: Reference

Page: 302

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Information abstracted from 200 rare county histories & atlases published between 1876 and 1916.