Genealogy

Way Back Wednesday: Ozro Bales Driving a Buggy Fast

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Way Back Wednesday: Ozro Bales Driving a Buggy Fast – Ozro Bales was my great-great-grandfather. He was born in 1872 and lived his entire life in Randolph County, Indiana. At various times he lived in Bloomingport (Bloomingsport), Lynn, Snow Hill, and Carlos. His parents were John Henry and Martha Ann (Bachelor) Bales. He married Estella …

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Levi Coffin House: Hoosier History of Racial Harmony

You will not find a finer example of historic preservation in Indiana than the Levi Coffin House. This nugget of Hoosier history was restored to its 19th-century splendor many years ago and has been maintained through the years mostly by the dedication of devoted volunteers. This National Historic Landmark located in Fountain City, Indiana (formerly known as the town of Newport in Levi Coffin's day) was once considered Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad because of the more than 1000 slaves who passed through the house during their escape to freedom.

The Levi Coffin House: Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad You will not find a finer example of historic preservation in Indiana than the Levi Coffin House. This nugget of Hoosier history was restored to its 19th-century splendor many years ago and has been maintained through the years mostly by the dedication of devoted …

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