Today’s column centers around a man known throughout Indiana. His name was William Summerville Haymond.
White County Snapshots from the Past
In June 1834, a little steamboat called the Republican advertised that it would leave the wharf at Lafayette and go up the Wabash to Logansport. The captain of the Republican was Capt. Towe.
During construction of Monticello’s City Hall, Monticello High School’s third floor was consumed by fire. From a financial viewpoint, the City Hall building couldn’t have come at a more inoppo…
Bernard Gilbin Smith was born Feb. 19, 1838, in Virginia and, as a young boy, came to White County with his parents Nov. 22, 1846. His parents were natives of Harrison County, Va., and settled…
As a kid in Monticello who lived in town, I was fortunate to have a classmate named Tim Bernfield as a friend. He introduced me to life on the farm.
Today’s column, like several that I have on file, isn’t exactly as complete as I would like. What you are about to read focuses on an interesting murder in Reynolds.
One of the first results of commercial organization in Monticello was the location of the Chicago Thread Manufacturing company in the fall of 1906.
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…
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.