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Aug 19, 2017 | 00:00 am
On this day in 1909, the first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world’s most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500. Built on 328 acres of farmland five miles northwest of Indianapolis,[…]Read more...
Curious Bits in Sullivan County History
News from Century Old Archival Newspapers
Amongst the Sullivan County Historical Society's archival collection are historical local newspapers, both original copies and on microfilm. The following articles are from these newspapers.
One hundred years ago, newsy items that occurred throughout the Sullivan County were well-recorded in articles found within these weekly newspapers, which represented many of the county's communities. Thanks to the editors of these papers, the history of Sullivan County during this period has been well recorded. Now, a century later, we are able to return to this era and to the interesting stories that were front page news.