Tell City

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Founded in 1858, Tell City is located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, along the Ohio River between Evansville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. Carefully planned by the Swiss Colonization Society of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tell City was originally named Helvetia. To proclaim their Swiss origin and honor their hero, William Tell, the founders chose to rename the area Tell City. Tell City is known for its famous Tell City Pretzels, a tradition that dates back to 1858, and the Tell City Chair Company, a well-known manufacturer of Early American–style furniture. After the closing of the Tell City Chair Company, the city changed from a furniture-manufacturing community to a more automotive-manufacturing community, with Waupaca and ATTC Manufacturing both employing a total of 1,500 people.
ISBN: 9781467126533
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A lifelong resident of Tell City, Chris Cail is a local businessman and historian. He is a very active citizen in the community, serving on the city council and on numerous boards and committees. His involvement in the Tell City Historical Society has brought new ideas to the group and helped grow the museum's standing in the community. His efforts to help redevelop and beautify his hometown of Tell City are showing, as growth and development in the downtown corridor have started to flourish.
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