Freelandville - Indiana
I lived in the Freelandville, Indiana area for the first 18 years of my life. When I was 18 I left Freelandville and moved to another state to complete my education and join the work force. I have many fond memories of life in the Freelandville community. I return home to visit my family on a regular basis. Recently as I passed my 59th birthday I was reminiscing about the "good ol' days" and realized some of those memories were fading a bit. I also came to realize that I have always been unaware of the early history of Freelandville. I remember the blacksmith shop, the meat market, Kixmillers store, the bank and a couple of hardware stores, but I'm not sure when they originally opened for business and which family started them. I have vivid memories of the school, but I have no photos of the interior.
I decided to do a little research on the internet and found very little about the history of Freelandville. That's why I am developing this site. I want to document as much as possible while people who remember are still around. In the process I plan to learn as much as I can about historic Freelandville and to share it with others who are interested. I am particularly interested in old photos. I'm sure there are many old photos stashed away in forgotten boxes in someone's attic and many will be discarded when the resident moves or passes on. During the next few months I will be doing research to get started on this project. If anyone viewing this site knows of someone who would be willing to contribute information, articles or photos (I'll scan photos and return to the owner), please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the interim, I have included a few random photos. Suggestions for the site will be welcomed.
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