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 14, 1999 The Times 2a Moore,sville Moments In honor Of Mooresvllle's'lVBth â¢*, and the 200th anniversary oj the birth of Mooresullle's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the Mooresvllle/Deca'tur/Morirovla Times Is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresvllle and Moore. ' ' - - '/ : â 'â < ... I â ' Methodist Church bell fondly remembered The old Methodist Church on' ^.hallway and displayed. Now thatâ¨West Washington Street was used the Academy Building is beingâ¨for services until a fine brick stfucj f renovated, the old bell will findâ¨ture was built in'1882 on the ' its'proper place in the a'ntici- comer of South Indiana Street pated history arid Ea'st HafrisoriBtreet." Thousands of pupils who' ex- A bell for tÂ£>e new church was perienced.the urgent calling ofâ¨thefgift of DrÂ£Curtis-,Hussey and,'<-âthe.old bell will,remember,andâ¨the%kfibefl frbiff the chufcfitd'n Ithipklondly of their school daysâ¨Wdshif^fS'Street^as qiden to^'and, hopefully,'the old bell willâ¨- the Friends Academy school. ring again for very special occa-â¨v: This bell.rriarkdd'.thel time for sions. i .â¨beginning school and for recess until the Newby School Was built - Residents, scholars, students,â¨iri 1936. It. was rumaltdrriately , â¢ teachers and descendants of earlyâ¨with the bell on the hew.Method-â¢' citizens of Mooresville are in-â¨ist Church to announce the death! vited to share with "Mooresvilleâ¨wof Samuel Moore., Moments" a brief memory, ''When NewbySchool wasbuilt o event, life story, or an experi-â¨iri 1936, Jim and LorÂ£ri DeHorieyi i ence With special meaning. Thisâ¨carried :the old-bell to the,.attic,, week's column was-written byâ¨where ;it remained until the bi- Rachel Ruona, a descendant ofâ¨centennial, celebration,^when/it t,; one of the town's earliest pio-â¨was brought down to jhe,middle,, nefer settlers: -â The historical artlblbffqf'Mooresvllle Moments are taken orâ¨copied from various materials heated'Iri the Indiana/Localâ¨History Roorb of the Mooresvllle Public Library and Includeâ¨newspaper clippings find notes from books edited by Becky iâ¨Hardin, Clard Richardson and Almlra Hadley. " \\ museum.
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