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In 1820, abolitionist Quakers from North Carolina settled in Plainfield, Indiana. These early settlers provided the foundation for Plainfield's rich heritage, which has evolved into today's diverse blend of residents. In 1832, Levi Jessup and Elias Hadley platted the town of Plainfield with 64 lots straddling the National Road. The record of the first lot sold is dated May 2, 1833—much has happened since that day. Images of America: Plainfield presents a visual journey into Plainfield's past through nostalgic images of early downtown buildings, the Indiana Boys' School, the railroad, schools, churches, and much more.
ISBN: 9780738594484
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Reann Lydick Poray has worked as a historical and genealogy librarian for 21 years. She holds a bachelor of arts in history from Taylor University and a master's of library science from Indiana University. She has loved local and family history since childhood, when she listened to stories from her grandparents and great-aunts and uncles; it has been said that she was born in the wrong era! Most of the photographs in this book are from the Guilford Township Historical Collection at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, which has been collecting donated photographs since 1968.
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