Storefronts line both sides of this street in Boswell, Indiana. The sidewalks are paved and streetlights are on each corner. Push lawn mowers are on the sidewalk in front of a hardware store. Two cars are parked on opposite sides of the street.
Business districts; Automobiles; Street lights; Storefronts; Hardware stores; Streets; Lawn mowing
View of Central Park in Oxford, Indiana. There is a gazebo or bandstand in the middle of the park. A small sign on the corner warns people to "Keep off grass - $5.00 Fine". Various stores and buildings line the square around the park. A carriage is...
The town was platted in 1843 when it was chosen to be the county seat. By 1873 the county courthouse was condemned and the capitol moved to Fowler. The town square is the only reminder of the courthouse's former location. Various stores and...
Benton County (Ind.); Cities & towns; Business districts; Storefronts; Sidewalks; Banks; Public spaces
View of the tree-lined public square in Oxford, Indiana. A gazebo or bandstand is in the middle of the park. Horses and carriages pass by on the bordering dirt road. Buildings are visible around the square. There is a fire hydrant in the foreground.
Plazas; Carriages & coaches; Fire hydrants; Gazebos; Bandstands; Dirt roads
The first settler to the area, Judge David J. McConnell, arrived in 1834, but the town was not platted until 1843 when it was chosen to be the county seat. It was first named Milroy, then Hartford, and finally Oxford. In 1873 the seat of justice...
Benton County (Ind.); Parks; Cities & towns; City & town life; Public spaces; Carriages & coaches
There were few opportunities for women to work outside the home in the early years of the 20th century. The home economics movement, influenced by advances in science and technology, introduced household management, sanitation, and cooking classes...
Benton County (Ind.); Cookery; Cooking utensils; Cooks; Women; Kitchens; Students
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