Chief Papakeecha and the village he left behind
|Indian Village Cemetery, 1836, and Highway 5 on the left|
That's what happened when I arrived in Cromwell a full 25 minutes ahead of the meeting at which I was scheduled to speak. So I kept driving south of out Cromwell-having never driven that stretch of Indiana Highway 5. Not sure of where I would turn around, when I got about a mile and a half south of town my jaw dropped as I entered into a little hamlet that just bled history.
|Original post office, c. 1855 (left) and church, c. 1880 (right)|
|Indian Village Brethren Church, 1879|
|Houses on the village's "main street" and bluff, all c. 1870|