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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Cartersburg, Then and Now Cartersburg, Then and Now

Book Publicity

The history of Cartersburg exemplifies many small communities in Central Indiana. Their heyday has passed, but the residents desire to preserve the history for future generations. The pictorial book Cartersburg Then and Now will be a compilation of town and county history gleaned from eight years of interviews by Ann Garceau. Topics will include Indiana lore and geology, the National Road, the Vandalia Railroad, the T.H.I. & E. interurban, iron and concrete bridges, the first high school in the township, the Old Settlers Picnic, numerous businesses, log cabins, elegant homes and the families who lived in them.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Ann Garceau

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

  • Writing the history of Cartersburg generated pride in a tiny community in danger of being swallowed up by neighboring towns.

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

  • It was so heartwarming to hear people's amazement when they learned the history of the Cartersburg area. Readers continue to share more stories with the authors.

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

  • Copies of the book can be found in the Indiana State Library, each of the Hendricks County libraries and several libraries across the state.

Project Details

  • Organization: Belleville Lodge #65 F & AM
  • County: Hendricks
  • Contact: Franklin Slover Jr., 317-839-7251,
  • Type: Non-Profit
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-385