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The Noblesville Iconoclast By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Looking at some more Hamilton County newspaper history, it’s interesting to note the various short-lived journals that would appear, run a few issues, and fold or move to another city.   One that had a very short run was the...

Early Hazards of Teaching By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian With the start of the school year, it’s time to look at early education in the county and see some of the changes.  The first schools dealt with many things that teachers would recognize today, including a lack...

A Look Inside The People’s Guide By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Hamilton County has several unique historic resources – I’ve posted about the 1866 map before.  There is another resource that has some quirks, but gives a unique picture of the area.  The proper title is “The...

Scandal in the Theater By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Thursday night is the opening of the 25th annual production of Noblesville Shakespeare in the Park.  I’ve covered theatrical subjects before, like the Shakespeare Club, playwrights (men and women), marriages, and circuses.  Since theater is always a reliable source for...

Some Railroad Heroes By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian I’ve talked about railroad wrecks before, particularly ones that were caused deliberately.  For the flip side of that, we can look at a couple of people who made a spectacular effort to save lives before or after a train...

A New York Attitude By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Whenever there is a random mention of incidents in Hamilton County that appear in the national news, it’s a good reason for further exploration.  This information has the potential for a fun look at the area or to...

The Fourth of July in 1876 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Hamilton County has several local history collectors who spend their spare time doing things like scouring the Internet for Noblesville and county-related items.  They often find unique things and it’s great when they share them with...

Forest Park Golf Course – National Register? By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Looking at historic sites around Hamilton County, we can see that several are on the National Register of Historic Places.  A listing of them shows a variety of buildings and sites and even an object – the...

Sid Hawkins – Big Apple Entertainer By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian People from Noblesville have achieved different levels of fame.  There was one who never became a household name, but he survived as a performer in the intensely competitive world of New York City show business in...

Some Hamilton County Inventors By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian   Hamilton County has always had creative people, as can be seen by the arts community.  But we’ve also had people in science and engineering who were willing to experiment with new processes.  One was Jasper C. Alexander (1854-1912) of...