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Howard County Historical Society
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Preserving and sharing Howard County's unique heritage.
Preserving and sharing Howard County's unique heritage.

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From April of 1919, a photograph of James Tompkins, who served in Europe during World War I. The HCHS collections proudly maintain some of the personal items and mementos from James' service to America and the world. #HCHistory IN WWI Centennial http://ow.ly/rOOG30jcVjc
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Photo ca1923: a young Gene Irvin getting set to hunt for Easter eggs at his home in Howard County. #familytraditions #HCHistory
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Photo: Big news from Delco engineers in January of 1956, during their boom years in Howard County. #delcoradio #delcoinnovation
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Today and tomorrow (12/29 and 12/30) are the last two days to enjoy the holiday decorations at Seiberling Mansion. Hours are 1pm-4pm. The mansion will be closed on New Year's Eve and Day - and remain closed thru January for cleaning and maintenance. Happy New Year!!
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Photo: Melba Hope takes her new doll for a sled ride on the day after Christmas in 1918. Christmas is for kids...... (of all ages). Merry Christmas from all of us at the historical society! #hohoho #HCHistory
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Dec, 18, 1944 saw the 18th launch of a Victory ship from the yards at Fairfield, Maryland - the S.S. Kokomo Victory. #HCHistory
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December 1891 schedule for the Lake Erie and Western railroad's passenger service in Kokomo. The LE&W came to Howard County on land donated by David Foster, and the current LE&W Historic District on North Buckeye was the center of its activity for many years. #HCHistory
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On December 11, 1905, Franklin D. Miller bought the Seiberling Mansion. Under his wife's name, he made and sold patent medicine in Kokomo, then became the most prominent realtor in Kokomo, owning much of the downtown area. #HCHistory #Seiberling http://ow.ly/i/Batrv
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Dec. 5, 1891. the Kokomo Daily Gazette Tribune reports on the natural gas pipeline from Greentown to Chicago - taking the fruits of the Indiana Gas Boom to the 1893 World's Fair. #HCHistory
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In December 1903, the interurban line between Indianapolis and Kokomo was completed. Much of Central Indiana was interconnected by light rail until passenger service ended in 1932. Image: 1908 Union Traction building, now the site of the Kokomo YMCA. #HCHistory
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