September News and Updates
September is a great time for reorganization and starting anew! Since I spent all of August either on vacation or entering data for the Carl Leiter collection, I am anxious to move on to new projects. Once again those projects will be related to converting our old collections to the new software. I will, however, try to squeeze in a new yearbook or two in the process. Here are some teasers for the Carl Leiter collection. It should whet your appetite to read his fascinating Local History:
1. Name one local gunsmith who performed a vital role in our county's city's early history? (See Leiter - Centennial Edition, Article 12)
2. Which of our parks was formerly known as "Smith Bottoms?" (See Leiter - From Out of the Past, January 23, 1965)
3. How did Russiaville get it's name? (See Leiter - Kokomo Tribune Articles, August 11, 1956)
4. Which Howard County citizen was the first volunteer to go to the Civil War? (See Leiter - Kokomo Tribune Articles, July 17, 1961)
5. Out of 3000 doctors in the COUNTRY in 1775, how many actually held medical degrees? (See Leiter - Bicentennial Almanac, July 27, 1775)
Answers: 1) T.J.Long or Elisha Chandler; 2) Foster Park; 3) Miami Chief J.B. Richardville; 4) William R. Philips; 5) 200
Here's what's new on the HCMP:
- By the end of September, ALL the Carl Leiter Local History collections should be converted to the new software. Unfortunately, we are having technical issues with publishing them to their home page. For now, you can click on the links above to go through the "back door" and check them out! Find the answers in the Carl Leiter History collection, or keep checking back to this home page. I will post the answers sometime in September!
~The Howard County Memory Project website was established in 2002 and focused on local high school yearbooks. Within this site today, you will find multiple databases and digitized items especially for genealogy and local history researchers. We continue to add items of interest and we hope you will check back often as this site continues to grow.