In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were . . . — — Map (db m69254) HM
Pendleton’s first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares.
In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. . . . — — Map (db m104357) HM
With the discovery of natural gas, the turn of the 20th century brought great prosperity to Madison County. It also brought a high level of entertainment. Traveling shows crisscrossed the country via rail, performing in suitable venues. With trains . . . — — Map (db m231422) HM
After decades as a milling center and stone quarry, the area around the falls was, by 1918, an eyesore. Pendleton hardware store owner and town board member B.F. Phipps felt the area should be more than the town dump. His vision: Clean it . . . — — Map (db m104360) HM
As early as 1818, settlers were drawn to the Fall Creek area near the Falls that were utilized as a source of power and water. On November 10, 1823, Thomas Pendleton platted the Town of Pendleton on land that he owned. It was on this day the . . . — — Map (db m164180) HM
U.S. took American Indian lands in central Indiana by treaty in 1818. Some Indian villages and camps remained in the area as white settlers rushed to buy land. In the spring of 1824, white men murdered nine Indian men, women and children . . . — — Map (db m104355) HM
First imagined around 1890 and finally realized in 1899, the Anderson-headquartered Union Traction Company built a 370-mile, electric-powered interurban railroad that connected all the cities in the “gas belt” with Indianapolis. There also were 50 . . . — — Map (db m231428) HM
August 8, 1988, in the dining room of the Grey Goose Inn, five Pendleton women agreed that this day would mark the founding of Historic Fall Creek, Pendleton Settlement. The fledging organization was created because Ruth Shawhan Berline, Helen . . . — — Map (db m231435) HM
The two-story Pendleton Town Hall, fire station and police headquarters stood here. On the night of January 9, 1936, as town board members met on the second floor, some men sat talking on the first. Irvin Taylor, a 50-year-old Pendleton . . . — — Map (db m104358) HM
[east side] Postal records indicate, that the earliest mail delivery was carried by horse back in 1824, this station was known as Madison Court House. Later, with the completion of what is now known as State Road 38 mail delivery was made at . . . — — Map (db m164186) HM
When first discovered, the falls were a natural wonder. In the midst of a dense forest flowed a pristine creek cascading over terraces of magnificent stone.
According to legend, Native Americans believed the area around the falls . . . — — Map (db m104359) HM
Walter Dorwin Teague Pioneering industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague grew up in Pendleton. He moved to New York City in 1903 and worked as an illustrator. By 1926, he consulted on industrial design projects. He designed for clients including . . . — — Map (db m231417) HM
African American actor and activist William Walker was born in Madison County and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1915. He served in the all-Black 92nd Division in WWI. Walker performed on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s and became a . . . — — Map (db m220132) HM