Early days in LaGrange County, IN, including the towns of LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, Howe, Stroh, and Wolcottville, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 48-page 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, printed on 60# opaque paper. The booklet is reprinted from History of LaGrange County Indiana, compiled and written by Rose Marjorie Waddell and published by LaGrange Publishing Co. It was "compiled largely from historical matter published in the LaGrange Standard and LaGrange News during the LaGrange Centennial year of 1936" To this we have added excerpts from Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State,a product of the WPA Writer's Program during the late 1930s. Among the subjects discussed are: Early history of the county, the townships and the towns, the Churches of LaGrange, Chief Shipshewana, History of LaGrange County Schools, the County Court houses, the orphans' home, the infirmary, and the library, Howe School, a military boarding school, the Limberlost Music Camps, Sycamore Hall, the first white settlement, with names of early settlers, first physicians, "Early Pilgrims' Life" and "The Black Legs Period" by Homer Brown, the "old Phalanx" -- a communal settlement, the "Gage and Langdon War" or the "Mongo Massacre", Newspapers, a Chronology of LaGrange County, and Transportation.
LaGrange County, IN
Sources: History of LaGrange County Indiana
Authors: Waddell, Rose Marjorie
Original Publication Year: 1936
Original Publisher: LaGrange Publishing Co.
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