Lawrence County, Indiana

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The Piankeshaws, Delewares, Shawnees, and Pottawattomies once held claim to the land now known as Lawrence County. Throughout the centuries this area has undergone many periods of dramatic change, creating the rich history that is explored in this volume. Author Maxine Kruse has created a fascinating and comprehensive visual record that explores the history of Lawrence County through a vivid combination of over 200 vintage images and captions. Each area within the county offers its own fascinating history. Mitchell was the birthplace of Virgil "Gus" Grissom and famous train robber Sam Bass. Williams is noted for its covered bridge, the longest bridge span still in use. Oolitic was settled by Italian stone mill workers, bringing a taste of Italy to Indiana.
ISBN: 9780738508061
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Maxine Kruse currently works in Lawrence County as the tourism director. She is an active member of the Lawrence County Historical Society, Indiana Historical Society, and the Lawrence County Art Association. This new title is a fascinating journey into the Lawrence County of yesterday.
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