La Fontaine was settled around 1833. It was platted in 1845 and named Ashland due to all the wood burned at the tannery there. In 1873 the town's name was changed to La Fontaine to honor Miami chief François la Fontaine.
Wabash County (Ind.); Railroad crossings; Railroad signals; Dirt roads; Business districts
View of the Pioneer Tavern in New Albany, Indiana. The wooden three story building has all of the second floor windows open. The words "Commercial House" are painted on the front of the building. A group of adults and children are on the sidewalk...
View of the Presbyterian Church and Sunday School in New Albany, Indiana. The church has a bell tower and ivy growing up its walls. The Sunday School is located next to the church. A wrought iron fence runs along the property in front of the two...
Presbyterian churches; Churches; Sunday schools; Fences; Bell towers
View of the Louisville and Southern Indiana Traction Company Bridge near New Albany, Indiana. The metal bridge spans a wide creek. A man is rowing down the creek; other rowboats are tied up along shore.
Streams; Bridges; Rowboats; Railroad bridges
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