Historic Tales of Decatur County, Indiana

Historic Tales of Decatur County, Indiana

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Heartland stories of heroism, tragedy, mystery, and more


Decatur County, Indiana, may be small town America, but its history is exceptionally fascinating. Local luminary Will Cumback was not only a noted statesman but also a good friend to President Abraham Lincoln. The Underground Railroad ran through the county. The first tree on the Decatur County Courthouse Tower was seen in 1870, and a tree has grown there ever since. David Letterman's first broadcasting job was at WTRE in Greensburg, and the last no-hitter in the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was thrown by Burney's Janet Rumsey.


Join history teacher and Greensburg native John Pratt on a journey through the colorful history of Decatur County.



Author: John Pratt
Publisher: History Press
Published: 03/14/2022
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781467149327