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Grant County

Book Description:

Early days in Grant County, IN, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 54-page 8.5" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, printed on 60# opaque paper. The booklet is reprinted from A Century of Development, Grant County, Indiana, compiled by the Grant County Junior Historical Society in 1937. 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. Some of the many subjects discussed are: the Battle of Mississinewa, Frances Slocum, Meshingomesia, the City of Marion, Historical and Scenic sites, Organization of the county, the Townships, the Courthouse and Jail, Education, Religion, Medicine, Law, Famous Sons of Grant County, including Thomas Riley Marshall, Joaquin Miller, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, David Lewis Payne (the original Oklahoma Boomer), Caleb B. Smith, Major George W. Steele, Capt. George W. Steele, M.Clifford Townsend, Willis Van Devanter, Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers, and others; Builders of the county, including the Goldthwaite family, William Lomax, the Samuel McClure family, Col. John Lewis McCulloch, Phillip Matter, the James S. Shively family, the Jacob Spencer family, the James Sweetser family, George Webster family, and Jason Willson; Archeology; the Veterans Administration Hospital; Industry; Transportation; Military History; Underground Railroad, Knights of the Golden Circle, the York Inn, the Block House, Agriculture, and a list of "firsts" in the county. There is also a partial list of the cemeteries of Grant County with the names of the first person buried in each. Unlike most of our booklets, an index is included. Pictures include General Francis Marion, Willis Van Devanter, the Marion High School building, Chief Meshingomesia, an aerial view of Marion, maps, the marker in the courthouse yard, Samuel McClure Sr., the Horace Mann Grade building and a few others. The section from the WPA book briefly visits Marion and Jonesboro and Gas City, Upland and Lake Galatia.

Grant County, IN
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Cover of Grant County History

Sources: History of Grant County Indiana; A Century of Progress
Authors: Waddell, Rose Marjorie
Original Publication Year: 1937
Original Publisher: LaGrange Publishing Co.
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