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1879 Parke County Indiana Newspaper Items


These extracted items from various newspapers from Parke and surrounding counties.  Most of these have been contributed by volunteers.  If you have access to an old newspaper and would like to share something, please contact James D. VanDerMark


Rockville Tribune, July 3, 1879

Local:

  • “Good cigars are on sale at the Post Office.

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  • Two car loads of limestone for the new court house and jail arrived Tuesday night.

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  • It is reported that there were more drunk men in town Saturday than for a long time previously.

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  • A large table will be spread at McCUNE’s grove to morrow for the use of the members of the military companies.

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  • Part of the iron doors in the basement of the new jail have been put in.

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  • Born – On Friday, June 27, to Andy M. HUTCHINSON and lady, a girl.

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  • There are six stone-cutters at present cutting stone for the new court house.

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  • The seas in the M. E. Church have been repainted and people will not hereafter ‘stick’ to them.”