A photograph taken of Colonel James Gavin while in uniform during the Civil War is among the glass plate negatives in the Greensburg-Decatur County Library’s collection.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
|Circa 1910 Little Flatrock Baptist Church/Star Baptist Church|
The church history can be found in Harding's History of Decatur County.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
In researching and writing about Oscar Ross Ewing I have come across so much material. This is an article by him while he was at Harvard in 1915. What a diverse and intelligent man he was. Remember he grew up in Greensburg around 1900 and lived on West North Street. He was a member of a large extended family and had a good share of personality, intelligence and ambition which led to a career as an attorney in New York and Washington D.C. He had an extensive political career which I am attempting to put in some semblance of order. More to come. Enjoy.
Posted by Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library at 10:02 AM
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
While researching today, I happened upon a website which has several pictures of Civil War Reconstruction. I had to share it with you, it is not specific to Decatur County Indiana, but it is relative to the history of our country. Hope you enjoy. Click the link below.
For those of you who are following the blog posts on the incredible life of Oscar Ewing, I have come to his political career and I keep finding new information. I am torn on how to present a few items that Oscar Ewing tackled in his time. I am finding that he was at the time and is still controversial in his thinking. Initiating Medicare for the elderly was not unlike The Affordable Care Act today. I have discovered several parallels. He was also controversial for advocating the fluoridation of municipal water. I hope you will bear with me as I try to put the 1940's and 1950's in some semblance of order and present to you in concise form. In the meantime, I will continue to try to keep you entertained with vintage pictures and articles.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thomas EwingTom is chairman and publisher of Keene Publishing Corporation, a news and information company which publishes The Keene Sentinel and SentinelSource, the daily newspaper and online news service serving Keene and southwestern New Hampshire, three weekly community newspapers and a number of other specialty publications. Before coming to Keene, Tom held positions with the House Ethics Committee’s so-called Koreagate special staff headed by Leon Jaworksi and a Department of Justice special staff investigating alleged FBI abuses and practiced corporate and international securities law in New York City for ten years before resigning his law partnership and purchasing The Sentinel. A Hamilton College and Duke University School of Law graduate, Tom has served on the boards and executive committees of N. H. Public Radio, the N. H. Humanities Council and Leadership New Hampshire and on the audit committee of the Federation of State Humanities Councils. He is also an advisor to the board of the Monadnock Region’s Raylynmor Opera.
Thomas is the grandson of Oscar Ewing, Son of George Ewing
Posted by Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library at 1:25 AM