Semi-Centennial Reminiscences and Historical Addresses, 1837-1887 (Classic Reprint)

Semi-Centennial Reminiscences and Historical Addresses, 1837-1887 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Semi-Centennial Reminiscences and Historical Addresses, 1837-1887 It was nearly night when we reached Putnamville, about twenty hours from Indianapolis. My first inquiry of Mr. Townsend, the tavern keeper, was for a conveyance to Greencastle. He informed me there was none, but if I would wait till Sunday morning he would take me in his two-horse wood wagon for two dollars. I could have walked, and would, but I was no elephant, I could not carry my trunk. From supper to bed time I was entertained by Mr. Townsend with dolorous lamenta tions because the proposed university had been located at Greencastle, instead of Putnamville. Greencastle was an out-of-the-way town any how, away off the National road; no stage ran through it or to it how could it everamount to any thing, not being on the National road? Here, said he, we have a stage each way every day, and he continued, in this strain with short intervals, for sleeping, until about ten o'clock, Sunday, when he landed me at Lynch's tavern, on the east side of the square, and I was at Greencastle, lacking about two hours of four days from Brookville, one hundred and ten miles away. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • English
  • 5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024312614X
  • 9780243126149