Local History On Display During State’s Bicentennial Year

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Crothersville Utility Worker Mason Boicourt adjusts the recently installed bicentennial banners that were installed along US 31 in town.

The banners, each depicting a different photo of places and people in Crothersville history, were placed on display as a part of the local observance of the state’s and Jackson County’s founding in 1816.

While the state and the county were established 200 years ago, it would be 42 years after birth before Crothersville would be officially a community founded by John Hamacher in 1858. Town government wouldn’t be established here until 1892.