Looking Back

LOOKING BACK: The story of Sassafras George of Brown County

During the first quarter of the 20th century, an eccentric itinerant peddler, George Adams, was living in Brown County near Nashville. Mr. Adams was familiarly...
LOOKING BACK: Raggedy Ann’s connection to Brown County

Johnny Gruelle, (1880-1938), Raggedy Ann and Andy’s creator, was a freelance cartoonist and editorial illustrator for the Indianapolis Star, the Cleveland Press and The...
LOOKING BACK: Celebrating Flag Day with a lesson in American history

To mark June 14, we thought it would be very appropriate to talk about the American flag and how it relates to Flag Day. In...
LOOKING BACK: Sherman, the little town that faded away

Sherman was a small community in the vicinity of Annie Smith Road on what is known as Salt Creek Road. This thriving little community...
LOOKING BACK: Welcome to Ramelton, population ??

Although we find mention of Ramelton, not much is actually known about the little community. However, there are a few things we do know, and...
LOOKING BACK: The beginning of the Brown County Historical Society

Sept. 16, 1957 was the date. The Brown County Art Gallery was the place. About 30 people gathered for a meeting to discuss organizing...
LOOKING BACK: An ‘old-timer’ family from the Civil War to Duncan School

Grotis McGuire was born April 19, 1882, at Howard’s Mill, 4 miles south of Nashville down on Salt Creek. Kelley Woods was between his...
LOOKING BACK: Discover your heritage at free historical society event

Family heritage is of interest to most everyone, the young and the old, sooner or later. Most people, when they reach a certain age,...
LOOKING BACK: Skinner ended long career as log jail caretaker

Jason Skinner was a farmer, preacher, construction worker, road builder, traveling man, semi-pro undertaker and held a variety of jobs in the timber and...
LOOKING BACK: Civilian Conservation Corps comes to Brown County

You cannot visit Brown County State Park without seeing the results of the hard work and the craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC...

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