Black and white photo that shows the Co-op Store, parts of Main Street, and more of the town

Ice and Ice Cream

Prior to electric refrigerators, ice was an important commodity, and the “south pond” between 600 and 800 West on Forest Street (Watkins Park) was the best local source. The Watkins family delivered ice to local homes...

1860 Census

The 1860 Census recorded the following data: Name of each person in household Personal Description – Age – Sex – Color – Birthplace – Married within previous year – Deaf, dumb, blind...