Southern St. Joseph County

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The changing world of the 1960s forced adaptation upon southern St. Joseph County, which was still trying to retain a rural identity in the towns of North Liberty, Walkerton, and Lakeville. By the decade's end, Studebaker had closed, and multigenerational family farms had been sold to accommodate the creation of Potato Creek State Park. The early 1980s brought further challenges for community leaders tasked with consolidating area schools to form the John Glenn School Corporation. Through all of this, the community retained its steadfast commitment to fellowship and local charm. Festivals, parades, church gatherings, and school activities reinforce what it means to be a Hoosier in southern St. Joseph County.
ISBN: 9781467113809
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 160
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local historian Franklin N. Sheneman II published his first book with Arcadia Publishing, Images of America: Southern St. Joseph County, in 2004. Sheneman's ancestral roots can be traced to Potato Creek's early landowners; his family was among those who had to relocate when the state park was created. A graduate of Indiana University, he brings more than 20 years of genealogical and local history research to this book.
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