Friday, August 29, 2014
This building was erected in 1888 and was located where the current PNC building is located. There is a plaque at this site commemorating the location of the first indoor basketball game played in the state of Indiana.
Posted by CDPL at 7:05 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|121-123 South Washington Street, Crawfordsville|
|Eagle Pencil Company Advertisement, sold at Tinsley's store|
* Henry Campbell is a local Civil War soldier; the library has a copy of his Civil War Diary.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
"Buddy" Fire dog -- Always got on the truck in Crawfordsville. Taken in the late 1800's."
Some research by CDPL staff member Rebecca McDole uncovered the reason why this little dog was so honored.
Of the dog, page 1 of the Sunday Star on August 27, 1904 said: "The little black dog, called 'Buddy' and owned by Harry Swan, and which was always on hand when the fire bell rang, is dead. It made no difference where the dog was, he would go when the bell rang. If he was shut up in the house, he would race around, barking and awaking the people, so he could go to the fire. On Thursday evening, when the bell sounded the dog was up near the school house, and started towards the engine house. He met the team at Pike street, and in trying to turn around got under one of the horses and received a kick which caused his death. He would jump upon every dog which happened to be on the street as he was going to a fire, and he was almost the same as an attachment to the fire wagon. The fire boys are very sad over the death, and gave him a burial worthy of his place in life."
You can read more about Buddy in Hidden History of Montgomery County (History Press) by Jodie Steelman Wilson, Emily Griffin Winfrey, and Rebecca McDole. Check this book our from the library...or buy a copy at the Circulation Desk!
Posted by CDPL at 11:50 AM
Thursday, August 21, 2014
|James P. Grimes|
|Fred P. Grimes|
Monday, August 18, 2014
|Stone Front - where Crawford's business was located|
|Vaughan & Casey building (1898 time frame)|
|Montgomery County Fairgrounds|
In 1894 Crawfordsville housed a bottling works plant at 214 North Green Street. P.J. Vaughan and P.F. Casey operated the establishment as Vaughan & Casey. V & C manufactured and bottled soda water, ginger ale, and carbonated drinks. Casey was born in 1856 in Crawfordsville and was in the brick manufacturing business with his brother prior to partnering with Vaughan. P.J. Vaughan was also engaged in the coal business and was born in Lafayette (1858). Vaughan lived in Tippecanoe County until coming to Crawfordsville before the turn of the century. Vaughan was a three-term president of the Indiana State Bottler's Association.
This photo was taken at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the early 1900s. The advertisement in front of the horses is for Vaughan & Casey Coal.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Top row (left to right): Leslie Shelton, Lester Johnson, Wilbur Decker, Edgar Zachary, Ralph Haffa (or Hoffa), Howard Conner, Ralph Linn, Robert Durber.
Middle row: Edwin Sommer, Theron Beeson, Thomas L. Cooksey [Mayor of Crawfordsville], Raymond Kostanzer, Clark D. Jones [Clerk and Treasurer].
Bottom row: Paul Branagin, Charles Johnson, Fred Grimes, Fred Cunningham, William Hugh Zachary.
Compare the August 1945 force with that of August 2014 Crawfordsville Police Department
Posted by CDPL at 12:54 PM