I am very excited to release a project I have been working on for months: the digitization and mapping of 118 illustrations of Clinton County homes and businesses from the 1878 atlas of Clinton County. If you have never seen this atlas, the illustrations are amazingly detailed and accurately portray many farms and towns as … Continue reading 1878 Homestead Illustrations Mapped
scene from The Hoosier Schoolmaster The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Story of Backwoods Life In Indiana by Edward Eggleston was published in 1871 and is set twenty years earlier. It was a hit in its day primarily for its novel use of local dialect--Eggleston complains of writers before him using New England rural colloquialisms for backwoods … Continue reading Clinton County in The Hoosier Schoolmaster
This gripping account of a tense encounter in the wilderness of Clinton County is given in Chapter 13 of Recollections of the early settlement of the Wabash Valley by Sanford C. Cox, published in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1860. It takes up four of the five-and-a-half pages devoted to Clinton County. The only editing I have … Continue reading 1838 Account of A Run-In With A Bandit
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.