Two weeks ago we detailed the 1889 construction of the large modern flour mill located on North Main Street in Monticello. At the time, this was called the Monticello Mills; however, in Montic…
White County Snapshots from the Past
Last week we explored the Loughry family and detailed the large mill they built in 1889. One has to wonder from whom the Loughrys learned the milling trade.
In 1836, Monticello had about 100 residents and the majority of them lived on farms. With such a small population, there were few businesses.
Mr. John Burns is a name associated with savory odors and gustatory pleasures. The mention — or even the thought — of Burns would cause gastric juices to flow in residents of Monticello in the 1870s.
Frank Harlacher originally began his training as a baker in Williamsport. In 1899, he would open a bakery in the Opera House block and the general public put their stamp of approval upon his venture.
D.M. Carson who, at the time, was the current auditor of White County, opened a new store in March 1889. The new store, “The Globe,” was first located in the commercial block (west side of Nor…
This column begins with a man named Truman Fayette Palmer Sr. He was educated at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., in preparation for the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In reviewing the history of early newspapers in Monticello, one finds an account that, at best, could be described as sketchy and murky.
If Lake Shafer or Lake Freeman were drained to the original river bed of the Tippecanoe, one would find rock formations known as weirs.
Perhaps one of the more identifiable buildings is located at 120 N. Main. Until recently, this had been the McClintic Downey Insurance Company.
Last week we began an investigation into a man who was a frequent visitor to White County. He was brilliant and could quote continuously from the works of Shakespeare and classical poets of long ago.
When one hears the word “hooligans,” it conjures up images of a group of ruffians, trouble makers, kids and sometimes adults that that tend to destroy property and are sometimes violent.
Last Saturday, we outlined the case of yet another infanticide case in White County. This time it involved the role of Brookston resident Miss Florence White.
Last week, we explored of the life C.D. Meeker, looked at his early life experience as a druggist and store keeper at the Spencer Drug store, his entry and success in the lumber trade with the…
Curtis Daniel Meeker was born Aug. 31. 1857, in Dayton, Ohio, August 31, 1857, the son of Charles A. and Sarah Curtis Meeker. Both parents were natives of Ohio.
The history of banking in Monticello began about 1852. The first bank was known as the Bank of Monticello. The president of the bank was a Mr. Hedges.