Explore history in The Indiana Room

2013-03-17T00:00:00Z Explore history in The Indiana RoomBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
March 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CROWN POINT | Rediscover Crown Point by browsing the Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the new library at 122 N. Main St.

Did you ever wonder how Crown Point received its name, what the oldest standing structure is, or where Ruffle Shirt Hill is located and how it received its name?

The library has books on the history of Crown Point, genealogies, old directories, local newspapers on microfilm and even old Crown Point High School yearbooks, where readers may find photos of their parents, teachers, and even a famous astronaut.

Those strong of heart might even find out where local ghosts are hanging out by browsing the Haunted Indiana series.

Genealogists can take advantage of the Ancestry.com (available only at the library) and Heritage Quest databases. Indexes for Crown Point marriages, cemetery, and land transfers could provide clues to that elusive brick wall genealogy buffs have struggling with and the pamphlet file is full of many hidden gems. Also, check the resources on the library website (www.crownpointlibrary.org) under Research & Information, then Genealogy & History.

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