Remembering Zionsville

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Although William Zion never lived in Zionsville, it was his business acuity that led to the railway station being built on Elijah and Polly Cross's plot of land—the beginnings of a burgeoning town. This strategic location brought development and prosperity to Zionsville as people traveling through Indiana stopped to discover the distinctive flair of this small but industrious community. Local historian Joan Praed Lyons depicts the spirit of a town in which a rousing game of donkey softball raised money for a new park and neighbors formed bucket brigades when fires broke out. In this delightful collection of vignettes, Lyons brings new life to Zionsville's history through her engaging and meticulously researched prose.
ISBN: 9781596296671
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 37
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Joan Lyons moved to Zionsville in 1978. In 1979, she became a member of the Zionsville Historical Society and the Friends of Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and remains active in both. Sine 1986 she has written a weekly “Past Times” column focused on local history for the Zionsville Sentinel Times.
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