The three-year span from 1903 to 1906 identifies the groundwork period, building and completion of Monticello’s Carnegie Library.
White County Snapshots from the Past
If you have followed this column over the last year, you will remember the article on Burnettsville’s newspapers. Today we will share “the rest of the story.”
The March 29, 1918, edition of the White County Democrat featured an article about State Fire Marshal McCall’s condemnation and removal of nine Monticello structures.
When I originally started researching Judge Alfred Finch Reed, I thought I would be researching and writing about a man who was a noted lawyer and later a judge of the Court of Common Pleas fo…
The first portion of this column was printed in the Herald Journal back in 2018. I have added additional information to this important part of history.
The three-year span from 1903 to 1906 identifies the groundwork period, building and completion of Monticello’s Carnegie Library, which is now the White County Historical Society.
In October 1884, Miss Florence White, of Brookston, went to Logansport to stay with a family friend, Mattie Small. Miss White was pregnant, unmarried and ready to deliver her child.
William M. Kenton, son of Simon Kenton, erected the first White County jail on the east side of North Illinois Street in Monticello, close to the intersection of West Marion Street.
On Feb. 7, 1908 the town of Monticello was visited by a fire that wiped out almost half a block of the east side of North Main across from the courthouse.
Last week we shared information about Samuel A. Condo and his enterprise on West Marion Street. Without question Condo was quite the entrepreneur in blacksmithing, horseshoeing trade and farm …
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.