2007-02-14 / Community

Looking Back

From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal-Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum.

Carroll County family in sleigh, 1900 Carroll County family in sleigh, 1900 10 YEARS AGO

Citing it's just not fun anymore, Ann and Bob Brown have decided to close The Brown Suit, The Tog Shop, and The Ta Linein Flora.

The Browns opened The Brown Suit, a men's clothing store, 13 years ago. They expanded into children's and women's apparel with the connecting Tog Shop in March of '91. They added the Tan Line nearly three years ago.

Ann Brown, who operates the businesses, said that it has become more than one person can do. She's looking forward to staying at home for awhile.

After the liquidation sale ends in six to eight weeks, the Browns intend to sell or rent their buildings.

25 YEARS AGO

Taylor and Sarah Knight of Rt. 3, Logansport, and Tom Modisett of Rt. 1, Camden, have received the state's Hoosier Homestead Award. The award recognizes those farms owned by the same family for 100 years or more.

The Knights trace their heritage to 1876 while Modisett traces his to 1872.

As recipients of the award, they will receive commemorative certificates signed by Governor Robert D. Orr and Lt. Gov. John Multz.

To qualify as a Hoosier Homestead Farm, property must beeither a minimum of 20 acres or produce at least $1,000 of agriculture products a year.

50 YEARS AGO Freight cars behind a derailed Pennsylvania railroad engine blocked traffic on route 218 for four hours at Camden Monday night. The engine slipped off the tracks on the Wertheimer Cattle company siding just north of the highway near the Co-Op elevator. Sheriff C.L. Carey said the old ties apparently gave way under the weight of the locomotive. The traffic was blocked from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. by the cars which remained on the track. An engine was sent from Logansport and took the cars to Bringhurst. Another freight which was waiting went on south and the spare engine pulled the remaining cars into Logansport. The derailed locomotive was put back on the track and returned to Logansport. No one was injured.

75 YEARS AGO

Motorists will not be required to display 1932 automobile license plates until March 1, it was announced by chief of the state license department. It was said that no more than half the plates which should be sold this year have been issued.

Frank Ferguson has purchased the Pearson Pastry Shop.

100 YEARS AGO

A Burrows blacksmith who gave the name of "John Doe" when he was arrested at Logansport, was robbed of $10 while in the jail. It is not an ordinary occurrence for a man to be robbed in jail. The Burrows man had $15 when he was taken in and when the turnkey searched him a few minutes later he had but $5. Three prisoners, confined in the jail at the time all confessed and said the other man stole the money and gave him $2 to keep still. The three men will probably be sent to the pen. So far as known the Burrows man is the first one who was ever robbed while in jail.

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