Hidden History of Hamilton County, Indiana

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Hamilton County’s past harbors sundry strange tales, many of them lost to time—until now. In 1867, a groom disappeared just before his wedding, presumably running away on cold feet. Four decades later, his remains were discovered buried under a shed in a mystery that remains unsolved. In the 1870s, the sheriff marshaled a seven-man posse, including two local African Americans, to deal with “desperados” in an isolated corner of the county. Their heroic efforts swiftly liberated the local populace from the yoke of banditry. A giant wave of ravenous squirrels descended on Central Indiana in 1822 to feast on crops, to the shock and dismay of new settlers. Join County Historian David Heighway for a tour of all things odd and forgotten.
ISBN: 9781467150170
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Hidden History
Images: 57
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Heighway is Hamilton County Historian. He is a native Hoosier and received his undergraduate degree in history from Western Kentucky University and his master’s in history from Utah State University. He has worked at museums around the United States, including places such as Utah and Pennsylvania, as well as museums in Indiana, such as Conner Prairie. He is presently an employee of the Hamilton East Public Library, sits on the Noblesville Historic Preservation Commission and is on the board of directors of the Hamilton County Historical Society.
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