Tag Archive: photos

What We Did In 2017

Here’s our annual Year In Review: Four of our Historical Society publications have gone out of print, and we are in the process of publishing new editions. This is challenging, since the original books were printed decades ago using traditional…
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Harvest Luncheon & Historical Marker Photos

Our Harvest Luncheon on October 21 was a rousing success! Highlights of the luncheon included guests from the Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana Deaf History Museum, a special Skype presentation by Doug Stringham of Utah Valley University, piano…
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2015 Harvest Dinner Photos

Our 2015 Harvest Dinner was a success! In addition to a delicious dinner, we heard a presentation by interpreter Glory-June Greiff about Hoosier author Gene Stratton Porter. Thanks to everyone who helped or attended!

Old Settlers Day wrapup

Thanks to everyone who came by our booth at the Old Settlers Day street fair in Wanamaker yesterday! We had great weather for the festival and a successful day at the FTHS booth, with plenty of new memberships and book sales. Special congratulations…
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Gallery: Franklin Township Fire Department Honors

We have previously shared a bit about the township’s volunteer fire department, which was comprised of four stations. Today we present a gallery of a few of the honors they received in the years shortly before Franklin Township came under the umbrella of the…
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Collection Spotlight: Wanamaker State Bank

Previously, our Collection Spotlight focused on items from the Acton State Bank. Now let’s take a look at some of the many extant artifacts from its neighbor, the Wanamaker State Bank. Many of the promotional items distributed by the bank advertise its membership in…
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Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department

For many decades, until Franklin Township became part of the Indianapolis Fire Department’s coverage area, all fire emergencies were handled solely by township volunteers. There were four volunteer fire houses in the township. These photos are reminders of the well-organized and…
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Collection Spotlight: Acton State Bank

In today’s Collection Spotlight, we’re looking at some artifacts from the Acton State Bank. This bank was located on Exchange Street, next to the U.S. Post Office. It was robbed in 1924; the robbers, who were never caught, got away…
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