Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Who was John Remley?

Are you interested in knowing about one of the county's first settlers -- who walked here from Ohio in 1825 to settle? If so, come to the 2nd floor of the Crawfordsville District Public Library to check out our new display. Find out all about John Remley and his numerous descendants. Take a look at the Remley family Bible, along with the walking stick Remley used on the way here...and much more. We protect your heritage and want to share it with you!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Do you remember this school?

Do you remember this school?
We have been gathering some older pictures of local schools for a display, and have chosen some nice scenes to share. Until recent years, Crawfordsville has been able to support many schools, and if you have been a resident of this town, you certainly remember the old ones...and the "new" ones. In the 1960s, many of the schools were rebuilt after the original building was demolished (such as Willson and Mills). Some schools had no predecessor, however, such as the one shown here. Do you remember it? It has been recently re-modeled -- but you may be able to recognize it even if you didn't attend this version! This school is Hose (Laura G. Hose Elementary school, still at 800 Fairview Avenue).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Getting ready for Arbor Day...1957!

Here is an image published in the Journal Review on April 17, 1957.

Do you recognize the location? If not, read on!

Committee members for the Flower Lovers' Club look on as Robert McClarren (librarian) turns over the last spadeful of earth around a Norway maple tree presented to the Crawfordsville Public Library by the club, in celebration of Arbor Day, April 19.

Reading left to right: Mrs. Julian Carter, Mrs. F.V. Howell, Mr. McClarren, librarian, Mrs. Leslie Widener, chairman of the committee, and Mrs. D. C. Graham, president of the club.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Where was this taken? Guess!

Can you figure out where this was taken (on April 6, 1911)?


This photograph was taken at the corner of Main St. and Water St. at the laying of the marble cornerstone for the Ben-Hur Building. The ceremony was attended by a large group of delegates of the fraternal organization, gathered from across the country. The original Supreme Tribe of Ben-Hur building can be seen on the opposite corner near the middle of the photograph. This photograph of the event was discovered placed behind a framed artwork in Tennessee by Delores Fleming. This photograph was originally the property of Doris Carney, whose husband's grandfather, Wright B. Carney, can be seen holding the Tennessee sign in the right third of the photograph.