Tipton County, Indiana (Images of America Series)

Overview

The year was 1844, and scores of pioneers from the eastern and southern areas of the United States were migrating to the nearly impenetrable virgin forests of Indiana's newly established Tipton County, named for two-term Indiana senator and revered warrior Gen. John Tipton. Displacing all but a fraction of the Miamis who once dominated the bountiful Indiana Territory, the white settlers cleared the land, built homes, and farmed the rich soil. Soon, the expanding railroads arrived, ushering in a cultural and ...

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Overview

The year was 1844, and scores of pioneers from the eastern and southern areas of the United States were migrating to the nearly impenetrable virgin forests of Indiana's newly established Tipton County, named for two-term Indiana senator and revered warrior Gen. John Tipton. Displacing all but a fraction of the Miamis who once dominated the bountiful Indiana Territory, the white settlers cleared the land, built homes, and farmed the rich soil. Soon, the expanding railroads arrived, ushering in a cultural and economic boon with jobs, innovation, and an end to the settlers' isolated lifestyle. Despite the change, Tipton Countians remained loyal to their pioneer values, and future generations included war heroes, outstanding scholars, prominent athletes, and a president of the United States. Today, the spirit of the early pioneers endures throughout Tipton County, home to some 16,000 Americans who, like their ancestors, proudly hail their Hoosier heritage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738593982
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/22/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,386,307
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Tipton-based writer Janis Thornton thanks the people of Tipton County for sharing photographs from their personal albums, the Tipton County Public Library for its resources, and especially the Tipton County Historical Society, whose assistance, knowledge, and support gave her the pioneer courage to produce this book.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Founding and Founders 9

2 Railroads 25

3 Business and Industry 33

4 Agriculture 63

5 Faith and Community 69

6 Schools and Sports 85

7 Events and Celebrations 101

8 Patriots and Presidents 111

Bibliography 127

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