Located halfway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Decatur County was ideally situated for railroad and highway access. The Big Four Railroad’s main line and the railway station at Greensburg connected the county to cities across the Midwest.
Decatur County (Ind.); Railroad facilities; Railroad stations; Railroads
The Whitewater River in Franklin County has flooded six times from 1898 to 1959. In 1970 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources completed a dam below Brookville on the east fork of the river to control floods and create a recreation area for...
View of a train depot in Brookville, Indiana. A train has pulled up beside the station. Several men and women are standing around on the platform or walking over a small bridge to leave the station. There is a small body of water in front of the...
The Academy of Sisters of St. Francis is shown as it faces the tree lined street in Oldenberg, Indiana. One of the buildings is topped by a large tower. A horse and buggy are waiting on the dirt road as a woman crosses in front of them.
Churches; Schools; Religious facilities; Religious education; Towers
A crowd is standing in front of an interurban car at an intersection in Seymour, Idniana. The conductor is visible in the front window. A sign on the car lists its other stops which included Greenwood, Franklin, Edinburg, and Columbus.
Railroad cars; Crowds; Electric railroads; Street railroads
View of the residence of Indiana Governor James Brown Ray in Brookville, Indiana. Ray served as governor from 1825-1831. The two story house has wood siding and porches in both the front and back. A rocking chair is visible on the front porch.
View of a study room at the Sisters Academy in Oldenburg, Indiana. Blackboards are mounted on the walls of the room. The study is furnished with a desk, bookcases, a table, chairs, and area rugs on the wooden floors.
View of Main Street in Brookston, Indiana. Four men sit on the stoop in front of a store. The awning over one of the store's windows advertises stoves. Various other stores and buildings line the street.
Streets; Business districts; Storefronts; Men; Awnings; Stores & shops
View of snow-covered Main Street in Brookville, Indiana. Several stores and buildings line the street. Two rows of trees run parallel to the street. The tree limbs are covered with snow. Two dogs sit in the snow along the sides of the street. There...
The Marshall County Courthouse in Plymouth, designed by Gordon P. Randall, was built in 1870-1872 with a clock tower over a brick and stone building. It was remodeled in 1914. A modern county courts building now sits next to the old courthouse.
View of Main Street in Brookville, Indiana. Several stores and buildings line the street. Visible signs include: Citizens Drug Store, Lincoln League, and Fries Buffet. Most of the buildings display American flags and banners. Several people walk...
Streets; City & town life; Flags--American; Banners; Carriages & coaches; Sidewalks; Stores & shops
Turkey Run State Park, near Marshall, Indiana, was established for Indiana’s 1916 centennial. This early suspension bridge fell and was replaced with the current structure shortly after the park opened. The bridge crosses Sugar Creek and leads to...
Parke County (Ind.); Suspension bridges; State parks & reserves
Perry County has had four county seats. The first was at Troy, chosen in 1814. The second was Rome (originally named Washington and then Franklin) in 1819. Cannelton became the third in 1859. In 1994 a new county courthouse was opened in Tell City.
Perry County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities
View of the Thompson-Norris Paper Mill in Brookville, Indiana. The paper mill is a long, brick building Two smokestacks stand side by side at the far end of the building. Railroad tracks run by the side of the building. A ramp leads up to a smaller...
Mills; Paper industry; Railroad tracks; Inclined planes; Smokestacks
View of the south side of the square in Angola, Indiana. Several cars, including some with their tops down, are parked along the street. A few horses are visible in the background. Various buildings line the square and several street lights can be...
Automobiles; Convertible automobiles; Plazas; Horses; Buildings; Street lights
The town of Pittsboro, depicted here, lies northwest of Brownsburg. The main industry in the area, as in Hendricks County, has always been agriculture. The Big Four Railroad carried farm products to market from this area at the turn of the 20th...
Hendricks County (Ind.); Streets; Business districts; Dirt roads; Utility poles; Carts & wagons
View of a street in Pittsboro, Indiana. Several men have gathered in the street to pose for the picture, including one man in a horse-drawn wagon. There are houses on one side of the dirt road and businesses on the other.
View of the Thompson Norris Company in Brookville, Indiana. The brick factory has a four story section back behind the single story entrance. Three smokestacks are located at the back of the building. Two empty railroad cars sit on the tracks next...