Wabash County Chronicles: From Native Americans to Industry

Wabash County Chronicles: From Native Americans to Industry

by Ron Woodward, Gladys Harvey
     
 


Just about fifty years before lights atop the courthouse put Wabash in the record books, a gang of squirrels came marauding through the area, denuding the trees and crops. Of course, the farmers fought back with guns; the kids with clubs. This happened just about the time of the Irish canal worker infighting; those boys attacked one another with everything they…  See more details below

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Just about fifty years before lights atop the courthouse put Wabash in the record books, a gang of squirrels came marauding through the area, denuding the trees and crops. Of course, the farmers fought back with guns; the kids with clubs. This happened just about the time of the Irish canal worker infighting; those boys attacked one another with everything they had. Oh, and there are the unexplained monster sightings and things of that nature. But really, it's not all bizarre. After all, Wabash was the first electrically lighted city, and there are scores of heroes and important businesses. There's just so much to hear about. Come along with authors Ron Woodward and Gladys Harvey as they share the strange and important history of this old Indiana county.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299344
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,151,085
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Gladys Harvey was born on a farm in Daviess County, Indiana. She obtained a master's degree at Indiana University, and was the Wabash High School librarian for forty years. She is interested in genealogical and historical research.

Ron Woodward graduated from Indiana University while serving in the United States Navy. After his discharge, he received his master's degree from Ball State University. He has been honored as Indiana Geography Teacher of the Year, Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, 2000 Hoosier Historian from the Indiana Historical Society and Semifinalist Teacher of the Year. He has served as Wabash County historian since 1981.

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