Early in the year 1999, a group of citizens became interested in forming an organization to collect and preserve the unique history of the town of Batesville and the surrounding area. A series of meetings were held to determine the extent of public interest. By May 10, 1999, the groundwork had been laid, and the first meeting of the Batesville Area Historical Society was held at the Batesville Memorial Public Library. Since that humble beginning, the society has been collecting artifacts and pictures relating to the Batesville area. This book highlights many of the photographs the society has collected, illustrating memorable moments and the people of Batesville, "the best little city in Indiana."
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
S. Jean Struewing has lived in Batesville since March 5, 1937, when she was born at Margaret Mary Hospital. She has been the president of the Batesville Area Historical Society for the past eight years, and she has devoted many hours volunteering for the society. Struewing hopes readers will treasure this book as they fondly recall Batesville's past.