In 1999, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town's founding, Wanda Potts, Indiana Room Librarian (1966-2002) at Mooresville Public Library, edited and wrote newspaper columns entitled "Mooresville Moments," in which she recounted the local history of Mooresville, Indiana and the surrounding area in Morgan County, Indiana.
April 28r 1999 The Times 2a Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresuille's 175th Anniversary and the 200thâ¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresuille's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the Mooresville/Decatur/Monrouia Times is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Miss Ida continued Miss Ida, Ida Fogleman, grandÂ¬â¨daughter of Mooresville founderâ¨Samuel Moore and his wife,â¨Eliza Worthington Moore, preÂ¬â¨served hundreds of historical set, Venetian glass etched in gold,â¨an alabaster clock encased inâ¨glass and overlaid in gold meantâ¨to be a gift to Mary Mooreâ¨Conduitt, who died suddenlyâ¨before her husband could returnâ¨home with the gift. There wereâ¨also bonnets, vintage clothing, aâ¨small bureau made by cabinetÂ¬â¨maker Jacob Combs in 1839,â¨furniture, candlesticks, work basÂ¬â¨kets, books, Godey's Ladiesâ¨Book, wedding dresses, personalâ¨mementos from concerts, poliÂ¬â¨tics, newspapers and letters. She closed her home and wasâ¨cared for by Norman and Normaâ¨Richhart. Miss Ida was a tiny, dainty,â¨gentle lady who evoked fondâ¨memories of pink teas and graÂ¬â¨cious ways that befitted the onlyâ¨heir of the founders of MooresÂ¬â¨ville. items and keepsakes from theâ¨family of her parents and grandÂ¬â¨parents, and often welcomedâ¨people from all over the state toâ¨view the large exhibit in herâ¨home. She later donated manyâ¨priceless articles to the Indianaâ¨State Museum, Indiana Stateâ¨Library, and Indiana Historical Society. "It is a task caring for all theseâ¨keepsakes and I want to placeâ¨them where they will be preÂ¬â¨served for future generations,"â¨she said. Among the many articles doÂ¬â¨nated were: an 80 piece octagoÂ¬â¨nal style gold band dinner setâ¨over 100 years old, a child's tea The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken orâ¨copied from various materials located in the IndianoTocalâ¨History Room of the Mooresville Public Library and inqludeâ¨newspaper clippings and notes from books edited by Beckyâ¨Hardin, Clara Richardson and Almira Hadley.
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