Overview

Based on vintage postcards, this new book is a unique and welcome addition to the small number of works devoted to the history of Martinsville. Captured here in more than 220 postcard images is an important chronicle of the past 100 years in the "City of Mineral Water." This visual record showcases the sanitariums--including the glorious Home Lawn and its sibling, the Martinsville--industries and businesses, buildings and people, courthouse square, and special events that shaped the past and influenced the ...
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Martinsville

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Overview

Based on vintage postcards, this new book is a unique and welcome addition to the small number of works devoted to the history of Martinsville. Captured here in more than 220 postcard images is an important chronicle of the past 100 years in the "City of Mineral Water." This visual record showcases the sanitariums--including the glorious Home Lawn and its sibling, the Martinsville--industries and businesses, buildings and people, courthouse square, and special events that shaped the past and influenced the present. This fascinating retrospective is an indispensable companion to and expansion of Morgan County, the authors' first book in Arcadia's Postcard History Series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439635179
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Postcard History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,269,088
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Joanne Raetz Stuttgen is a folklorist and cultural resources specialist active in local history research and historic preservation. Curtis Tomak, an archaeologist with the State of Indiana, is an avid collector of vintage postcards and local memorabilia.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction and History of Postcards     7
Lesser-Known Sanitariums     11
Martinsville Sanitarium     41
Home Lawn Sanitarium     57
Courthouse Square     77
Buildings and People     83
Business and Industry     99
The Flood of 1913 and the 1922 Centennial     113
Index     124
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