Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1909 Crawfordsville ... G.A.R. State Encampment

 G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) State Encampment was cause for celebration in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1909.  Here soldiers can be seen marching for the crowd.  The town worked feverishly to decorate for the event as seen in the photographs.  In the bottom photograph the Interurban tracks can be seen (along with the power line overhead).
Washington St. looking North (courthouse on East side)

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  1. My great-grandfather, James Wright Eller, was living in New Richmond or Wingate in 2009. He took his granddaughter Edie Bannon (Doyel), who was five, to see the parade and bought her a green glass mug inscribed in bright gold to commemorate it. I have it in my china cabinet -- very bright still!