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Looking Back: Forest was a leading character in county’s story

The following is an excerpt from a story written by William Hoy, whose family lived on upper Schooner Creek. There were no dates on...
Looking Back: County honored WWI soldiers with welcome home day

This story appeared in the Brown County Democrat on Aug. 31, 1919: Sunday, Aug. 28, 1919 was a big day for Brown County: A big...
Looking Back: Brown County has long history of military service

On Memorial Day, our thoughts turn to our beloved veterans who served this country with everything they had. As Francis Scott Key wrote, so...
Looking Back: Memorable days of summer on Salt Creek

The canoe drifted quietly and smoothly over the riffle and into the pool below. It was early morning, the kind of day in May when...
Looking Back: Follow area migration trails during Family Heritage Day

Brown County Family Heritage Day is coming soon. This year it will be on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...
Looking Back: Orchards bloomed locally more than a century ago

Editor’s note: This story was in the Brown County Democrat Aug. 5, 1898. There is a growing interest in the fruit industry in this county....
Take a stitch in time at History Center sewing exhibit

A Stitch in Time: What a fitting title for the Brown County History Center’s spring exhibit all about sewing! An antique Singer...
Records reveal villages that no longer exist in county

The story of Brown County towns and villages, some of which no longer exist, is endlessly fascinating. Many were formed and named by the...
Sights, sounds permeate train trip to Nashville

This article was found in the Helms Family Bible and was contributed by Helen Jane Helms Strode. The described trip to Brown County took...
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Catherine C. “Kitty” Lory, a resident of Nashville, became concerned about Brown County’s health problems and the community’s inadequate facilities to solve them. She...

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