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.
The Times July 21, 1999 2a Mooresville Moments In honor of Mooresuille's 175th Anniversary and the 200thâ¨anniversary of the birth of Mooresville's founder, Samuel Moore,â¨the Mooresville'Vecatur/Monrovia Times is publishing regularâ¨articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Old Settlers Queens Gibbs - Terra Plaza Blowing;â¨Sandy Swinney â¢ Warren InsurÂ¬â¨ance; Barbara Cable - Putt Puttâ¨Golf; Jackie Allen - Omar Parkâ¨Insurance; Suzanne Venable - Glamour was added to Oldâ¨Settlers in 1964 when a contestâ¨to chose a queen to reign overâ¨the festivities was inaugurated.â¨Kappa Kappa Sigma sororityâ¨sponsored the event at the sugÂ¬â¨gestion of Sarah Jayne Hogue. Originally, the candidates wereâ¨representatives of local merchantsâ¨and were selected by vote - eachâ¨vote costing one penny. The votesâ¨could be cast at the store holdingâ¨the girl's mane. The first candidates and their Big M Bowl; Kathy Palmer - Tri County Sport Shop; Loraineâ¨Dolen - Moores Grocery; Janiceâ¨Townsend - Armstrong Grocery;â¨Wendy Roberson - Pizza Plaza;â¨and Patty Park - Coleman InsurÂ¬ ance. Francis Flick was crowned theâ¨first Old Settlers Queen. In August, 1988, Kappaâ¨Kappa Sigma presented to theâ¨Mooresville Park Department aâ¨donation in the amount ofâ¨$100,000 toward the cost of aâ¨swimming pool, the result ofâ¨nearly a quarter century of Oldâ¨Settlers Queen contests. What aâ¨blessing to the community. Theâ¨dedication and opening cerÂ¬â¨emony was June 17, 1989. Mooresville's privately ownedâ¨swimming pool located on theâ¨south side of East South Streetâ¨adjacent to the railroad tracksâ¨was closed in the early 1960s. sponsors were Sharon Morrisonâ¨- Grays Restaurant; Susieâ¨Swinehart - Brown's Grocery;â¨Melinda Marksbary - Hook'sâ¨Drugs; Francis Flick - Krogers; Judy Coble - Habig's; Linda Smith - Adler's Department Store;â¨Cindy Hite - Hayes Drugs; Cherylâ¨Beasley - Gibbs Hardware; Sherryâ¨Morley - Brown's Drug Store; Vicki Fields - Bud & Bloom; Sandy Reed - Ben Franklin; Linda Morley - Town & Country; Beverlyâ¨Johnson - Citizens Bank; Dennieâ¨Niemeier- Kelly's; Margie Hribar - Handy Andy Hardware; Lindaâ¨George - Newcomers; Sarah The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken orâ¨copied from various materials located in the Indiana/Localâ¨History Room of the Mooresville Public Library and includeâ¨newspaper clippings and notes from books edited by Beckyâ¨Hardin, Clara Richardson and Almira Hadley.
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