Friday, May 17, 2019

Mooresville's Great Fire of 1842 (Mooresville Moments #16)

Learn about the Great Fire of 1842 that consumed nearly all of Mooresville, Indiana, and the amazing acts of generosity that assured the town's resurrection.





Mooresville's Great Fire of 1842
(Mooresville Moments #16)
by Mooresville Public Library

Fall Creek Furniture Company (Mooresville Moments #15)

At the beginning of the 20th century, the population of Mooresville, Indiana, was about 1,200.  During that time, local businesses employed roughly 2,500 workers, most of whom commuted to town from surrounding communities on the interurban railway.  Among the largest employers here were Bolton Sorghum Factory (the world's largest in 1897), the Indiana Brass & Iron Bed Factory, two brick manufacturing facilities, and Fall Creek Furniture Company.

In the following installment of Mooresville Moments, a local history video series, Fall Creek Furniture Company is showcased.


Fall Creek Furniture Company
(Mooresville Moments #15)
by Mooresville Public Library
 

Pure Oil Gasoline Station (Mooresville Moments #14)

This installment of Mooresville Moments, a local history video series, looks at the Pure Oil gasoline station, which was located on the southwest corner of Main and Indiana Streets in downtown Mooresville, Indiana, which had been the site of the Lindley Block (burned down in 1925).


Pure Oil Gas Station
(Mooresville Moments #14)
by Mooresville Public Library