A Brief History of Noblesville

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Noblesville's transformation from small town to one of Indiana's largest cities is a fascinating story. From the earliest settlers struggling for survival on Horseshoe Prairie in 1819 through the heady times of the 1880s Gas Boom era to today, the city thrived with uncommon personalities and landmark events. Discover the stories of former slave Reverend Barney Stone, daredevil Earl "Lucky" Teter and renowned fashion designer Norman Norell. Delve into the account of the Great Flood of 1913 and the origin of the nation's first independent telephone company. Join authors Paula Dunn and Nancy A. Massey on a journey through Noblesville's unique history.
ISBN: 9781625858917
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Brief History
Images: 85
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paula Dunn is a Noblesville native. A lifelong history lover, one of her first jobs was as a costumed interpreter at Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, a living history museum. She has a BA in history and German and a master’s in library science from Indiana University and has held professional positions at the Speedway Public Library and the Indianapolis Star/News library. Currently, she writes a weekly column dealing with life in Hamilton County, past and present, for the Times of Noblesville. Nancy A. Massey moved to Noblesville in 1983 with her husband and two sons. As Indiana Room coordinator at the Hamilton East Public Library, she works with local historians and maintains the local history and genealogy collection. She serves on the Hamilton County Historical Society Board of Directors and is the Hamilton County genealogist. Nancy also serves on the Hamilton County Cemetery Commission. She received a BA degree in history from the University of North Carolina–Charlotte.
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