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Hancock County, Indiana (Postcard History Series)

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Created on March 1, 1828, and named for the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, Hancock County has rich traditions that have made it unique in the story of the Hoosier State. From its early beginnings as fertile farmland to its industrial boom, this history of the county chronicles the years from 1880 to the present and provides a postcard viewpoint of local heritage, celebrations, institutions, and individuals. Many of the postcards come from private collections and have not been previously ...
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Overview


Created on March 1, 1828, and named for the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, Hancock County has rich traditions that have made it unique in the story of the Hoosier State. From its early beginnings as fertile farmland to its industrial boom, this history of the county chronicles the years from 1880 to the present and provides a postcard viewpoint of local heritage, celebrations, institutions, and individuals. Many of the postcards come from private collections and have not been previously published. These images offer the reader an opportunity to travel down the dusty roads of the past and examine the spirit of Hancock County.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738598574
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/21/2013
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Joseph L. Skvarenina is a Greenfield resident and Hancock County historian. He is past president of the Hancock County Historical Society and a member of the board of the Riley Old Home Society. He also writes a weekly newspaper column on county history for the Daily Reporter. He has authored several books on local history, including Images of America: Hancock County and Then & Now: Hancock County, co-written with local historian Larry Fox.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Shirley 9

2 Old McCordsville 21

3 Cumberland 25

4 Greenfield 31

5 Cephas Fort's Town 43

6 The Jonathan Evans Settlement 57

7 Every Sunday 63

8 Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic 73

9 Riley Lore 79

10 Bits and Pieces 97

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