President Lincoln’s Letter to a Rossville Relative

In November of 1861, a seventy-nine-year-old widow living in Rossville knitted a pair of socks and sent them to her cousin's nephew. The widow's name was Susannah Weathers, and her cousin's nephew was President Abraham Lincoln. He wrote back: To Mrs. Susannah Weathers Rossville, Clinton Co, Ind. Dec. 4, 1861 Executive Mansion Washington My dear … Continue reading President Lincoln’s Letter to a Rossville Relative

“My Clinton County” by Kenneth S. Power: Farm Life and Crime Fighting in early 1900s Clinton County

front cover art by William Sawicki The following account is from the Clinton County Sesquicentennial book released in 1980. It was written by Kenneth S. Power (1909-1997), who was born in Clinton County, practiced law in Frankfort, and was Mayor of Frankfort from 1955-1959. His father, Dan Power, had also been Mayor, and before that … Continue reading “My Clinton County” by Kenneth S. Power: Farm Life and Crime Fighting in early 1900s Clinton County