The historical society and museum continues to receive generous donations of memorabilia from families associated with Clinton County. Gov. James Cox, presidential candidate, in Delphi 1920 One collection came from the family of Virginia Timmons Crum. a 1938 graduate of Colfax High School. There were photographs of the Colfax and Kirklin areas as well as … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions: Timmons and Culbertson
Deming & Thompson was a lumber and coal company started in Frankfort in 1887 when George L. Thompson (1860-1942), in partnership with his father-in-law Charles O. Deming (1835-1890), purchased the lumber firm of J.F. Morgan. They were located at 300 W. Washington Street and operated through the 1960s. To see what it looked like in … Continue reading Deming & Thompson Co.
Here is a collection of photos and advertisements pertaining to Freddie Shaffer and His All Girl Orchestra. Freddie was a Clinton County musician who in 1938 formed an all-girl band, which in 1941 played on the first radio show broadcast from Frankfort. For more on Freddie and his band, read his Notable Clinton Countians page, … Continue reading Freddie Shaffer’s All Girl Orchestra
The Historical Society thanks Marvin Nickols for sharing his photos of the Frankfort Roundhouse and other classic Frankfort scenes.