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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Carroll County High School Township Basketball Books + Signs Carroll County High School Township Basketball Books + Signs

Carroll County High School basketball histories celebrate the history and community support for each local basketball team. Each township high school basketball team is researched, printed, and sold to raise awareness of early to mid-20th century community competition between the county high schools. The book proceeds raise money to manufacture and place a professional two-sided sign memorializing and celebrating the importance of each school during the township basketball team era. Proper marking of each Carroll County township high school informs people, of Carroll County and the state of Indiana, of the historical importance of learning institutions prior to consolidation into the two modern school systems of Carroll County.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator James Rich

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • So far three basketball histories have been completed and three signs have been placed at the former high school sites- Burlington, Cutler, and Deer Creek There are five more books to be completed. Currently the Monroe Twp. Book for Bringhurst & Flora is being researched and the book and signs are expected to be completed by 2018.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • Collecting stories & memories of former players, coaches and fans of the games, teams, gyms and so forth.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • Three Books Completed:
    • The History of Burlington High School Polar Cubs Basketball 1910-1961
    • The History of Cutler High School Basketball 1911-1958
    • The History of Deer Creek Crickets High School Basketball 1909-1958

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 10-15

Estimated dollar amount spent.

  • $14,000

Estimated dollar amount spent.

  • $14,000

Photos of Basketball Books + Signs

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Promoting Wildcat Valley Board

  • Mary Blue, President
  • Don Reef, Vice President
  • James Rich, Secretary
  • Sue Cope, Treasurer

Project Details

  • Organization: Promoting Wildcat Valley
  • County: Carroll
  • Contact: James Rich, 765-566-2725,
  • Type: Educational
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-67