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.
2a November 24,1999 The Times -.CV Mooresville Moments . In honor of Mooresville's 175th Anniversary and the 200th anniversaryâ¨of the birth of Mooresville 3 founder, Samuel Moore, the Mooresville Timesâ¨is publishing regular articles about the history of Mooresville and Moore. Newspapers spread the word "1 fplf â K as I History was made Nov. 13â¨when the Mooresvillc/Decaturâ¨Times first published a bi-weeklyâ¨edition. A weekly newspaper has beenâ¨published under various namesâ¨since 1846. In 1893, William Sageâ¨bought the Mooresville Guide andâ¨changed the nume to theâ¨Mooresville Times. Editors andâ¨titles arc documented and on miÂ¬â¨crofilm from 1893, with some scatÂ¬â¨tered 1872 and 1873 editions at theâ¨Mooresville Public Library. But wait!! Did you know thereâ¨were other newspapers, not inÂ¬â¨cluded in "Indiana Newspaper BibÂ¬â¨liography" mostly unknown andâ¨unrcmcmbcred? The library file on newspapersâ¨contains a note, undated, that statesâ¨"the Mooresville Tribune beganâ¨first issue Thursday. Sept. 16. 1926â¨and covers the northern part ofâ¨Morgan County, like the dew. Missâ¨Lena Douglas edits social and perÂ¬â¨sonal news and EE. ilulchins isâ¨editor and publisher, phone 157 atâ¨Coleman's office." What ever hapÂ¬â¨pened to that? A prominent Moorcsvillian edÂ¬â¨ited, printed and published Theâ¨Beacon with news, comments andâ¨announcements about the town inâ¨1941. and would like to have more if anyâ¨are still among someone's keepÂ¬â¨sakes. Published "every Thursdayâ¨by the Mooresville Publishingâ¨Company, Joseph R. Root, pubÂ¬â¨lisher; William R. Grossnicklc. ediÂ¬ tor. $2 per year. 2 W. Main St Phone VE 0308." But the most special of all arcâ¨several copies of the precious littleâ¨Mooresville Midget published inâ¨1881 and I895byjarvis P. Calvert.â¨"A paper published for the benefitâ¨of everybody in general and one inâ¨particular. Issued promptly everyâ¨scmi-occasionally or otherwise atâ¨the convenience of the publisher." It was liberally sprinkled withâ¨commercials for the Calvert PhoÂ¬â¨tography Studio. It contained poÂ¬â¨ems. advertisements, the Year inâ¨Review and comments by the inÂ¬â¨imitable editor, "a most talentedâ¨man ..." The first issue of the "Weekendâ¨Times" will be preserved in tjicâ¨Mooresville Library and added toâ¨the list of firsts in Mooresville. Â«IÂ«1 â¢UJIASiK! vv â â¢ The Mooresville News Pioneer. Vol. I No. I. began in February 1963 and lasted about a year. It isâ¨not included in Indiana Newspaperâ¨Bibliography and John Selch of theâ¨Indiana State Library did not knowâ¨of its existence. The Mooresville Library has a few random copies The historical articles for Mooresville Moments are taken or copiedâ¨from various materials located in the Indiana/lineal History Room of theâ¨Mooresville Public Ubrary and include newspaper clippings and notes fromâ¨books edited by Becky Hardin, Clara Richanlson and Almira Hadley. MaÂ¬â¨terial is managed by Wanda Potts.
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