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Greenfield, IN 1900 (Illustrator R. J. Campbell)

 

MARY'S GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, AN AMENDS, The Life of Jesus Christ: birth, early years, marriage, recovery, ministry, death. His message of equanimity.

THE LAST BEAR ON BRANDYWINE CRICK, (Samatha McIntosh Williams) As a special treat for those interested in Hoosier fiction, HancockNews gives you the story of a pioneer Hoosier child. The book has been published and could be purchased through Amazon. (270 pages)

 

 

 

 

COUNTY FAIR. (Quit Williams) Could a curse for revenge spoken in June 1875 in Hancock County IN destroy the world? So many brutal murders already and Satan can't control his own curse demon Douluphonus? All this from some true historical lynching! 
Tarnation! Damnation!
How could a lynching – and a new Hancock County fairgrounds - have ended up in such a mess! The printed book is available through Amazon. (350 pages)
A fictionalized account of a historical but forgotten lynching in Greenfield, Hancock County, IN that lives on demonized as surely as this tale dramatizes.
Three of the most famous Hoosiers of all time were believed deeply affected by the underlying historical  lynching of County Fair.
The lynching of The Curse became the subject of a poem by James Whitcomb Riley, “DEATH.”
A great evangelist of the Holiness movement, John T. Hatfield, is believed to have been one of the lynch mob and received from its horror the motivation to vitalized American evangelical religion resulting in the establishment of numerous Pilgrim Holiness, Wesleyan and Nazarene churches throughout the world.
Among those who left Greenfield after the lynching was a black barber, George Knox, who moved to Indianapolis and founded the the nation’s first black newspaper, a first milestone in the American civil rights movement.
Today (2013) the black population of Greenfield, Hancock County remains unaccountably low.  As of Feb. 12, 2013 a census of Hancock County showed a black population of 8 persons.  Apparently imprinted indelibly on an entire county’s mind remain the words on a note found pinned on the lynch victim’s back by a coroner on the morning after the lynching of 1875 stating “It is the verdict of 160 men from Hancock, Shelby and Rush that this life is inadequate to meet the demands of justice.”

 

Local History Resources Hancock Co. IN

HANCOCK COUNTY KALEIDOSCOPE (1976)
HISTORY OF HANCOCK COUNTY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1995)
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY (1902)
GREENFIELD GLIMPSES (1965)
OTHER GLIMPSES
WWII SOLDIERS OF HANCOCK COUNTY GALLERY
"THE HOOSIER EVANGELIST" - a Biography of JOHN T. HATFIELD
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: BIOGRAPHY - "THE POET AS FLYING ISLANDS OF THE NIGHT"
RILEY BY HIS NIECE
A HISTORY OF THE GREENFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (1978)
HANCOCK COUNTY INDIANA DURING WWII
BEAUTIFUL GREENFIELD HOMES OF THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
HANCOCK COUNTY IN WWII
BIG GIRLS DON'T SPILL
WHEN INTERURBANS CRISSCROSSED HANCOCK COUNTY
DANNY
DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM
GOODBYE MARY
GREENFIELD RESIDENTS 1931
LeBLAZER STUDIO
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS ON GROWING UP IN CENTRAL INDIANA
REMINISCENCES OF A HOOSIER PIONEER (1916)
RILEY UNIVERSITY HISTORY
ROOSTER
84 YEARS OF A HANCOCK COUNTY BLACKSMITH (1946)
1940'S GREENFIELD CITY DIRECTORY
FARMERS' ALMANAC 1921
 

   
 

 

 

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