Boone County Historian Joe Bierce writes about the little-known stories from Boone County’s rich history. It’s a fascinating look back at the people and events that shaped the Boone County of today. Check this page often — you won’t want to miss a single post!
Joe would like to hear from you. Email your comments, questions or suggestions about Boone County history to him at Joe8432@gmail.com
The first half of the 19th century saw dramatic changes in Boone County. There was exploration, then mapping, acquisition by the federal government, then distribution to the citizen. With that came conditions; To keep the [...]
I left you in the swamp. What are you going to do? This land, newly acquired by the Federal government, must be parceled out if it going to be of use. And that job must [...]
For 63 Years Warmer Temperatures Mean I Scream, You Scream – For Ice Cream From A Boone County Favorite
When the sun is shining on a hot summer day, few things can hit the spot like ice cream. While Lebanon is fortunate to have a number of options, you might be surprised to learn [...]
Once upon a time – such is the story of history— Boone County was crisscrossed by steel rails to provide support for the steel wheels that rolled over them. They were there to supplant the [...]
Ninety plus year old, Robert C. Acton, “Acting Mayor Dover, Indiana”, population 6 people and two cats, or so I was told, joined the U.S. Navy when he was 22. “I was just a farm [...]