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The original log cabin of John D. Markle 1793 - 1865 was erected on this site in 1833. An early pioneer of Adams Township, Mr. Markle founded the town of Markleville in 1854, and was Postmaster until 1860.
When first discovered, the falls were a natural wonder. In the midst of a dense forest flowed a pristine creek cascading over terraces of magnificent stone.
According to legend, Native Americans believed the area around the falls offere…
After decades as a milling center and stone quarry, the area around the falls was, by 1918, an eyesore. Pendleton hardware store owner and town board member B.F. Phipps felt the area should be more than the town dump. His vision: Clean it…
U.S. took American Indian lands in central Indiana by treaty in 1818. Some Indian villages and camps remained in the area as white settlers rushed to buy land. In the spring of 1824, white men murdered nine Indian men, women and children l…
Pendleton's first Library Association was formed in 1877. Subscribers paid $5 each for one of 200 association shares.
In 1906, 18 community residents formed the Independent Social Club. Each read a book, they brought it to a meeting. Mem…
The two-story Pendleton Town Hall, fire station and police headquarters stood here. On the night of January 9, 1936, as town board members met on the second floor, some men sat talking on the first. Irvin Taylor, a 50-year-old Pendleton to…
The Bronnenbergs represent true pioneer spirit and a preservationist ethic.
Frederick Brandenburg was born in 1775 in Germany. As a youth he apprenticed as a tanner. Brandenburg immigrated to America as a young man, changing his name to Bronne…
(Side One)In 1843, Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sent speakers to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana to hold "One Hundred Conventions" on abolition. When speakers encountered citizens with deeply held racist ideas, they were often targ…
The Bronnenberg House
German immigrant Frederick Bronnenberg arrived in this area with his wife, Barbara, and several children in 1821. While traveling to Illinois, one of the oxen in their team gave out nearby. The Bronnenbergs decided to make…
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In memory of Madison County Veterans who paid the Supreme Sacrifice in W. W. I
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Carl Abel · Sim Anderson · Henry Auler · Clarence Austin · Forrest Baker · Benja…