Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Duddleson & Dillon Property  



This is all done by site on computer, internet - I have not printed this out as yet to work with it and compare it with what I have found - limited on ink, paper etc.- computer is cheaper:) If you think there is errors let me know - I have been trying to piece the section of lands together per the plat maps and descriptions. Some of this can be depulicated - as written up two different times - and combined - I don't want to delete anything till I can get a print out to work with.

Maybe I should of not gone into detail on the Northwest corner of the Dillion land holding - but someday I imagine they will be a part of the Town of Culver Corporation limits - and why wait till then and loose the information only to dig for it - some has been lost now as it is.

There are two maps photo only that show the subdivisions, and then just one with the street names. The Dillon/Duddleson property by my eyeview guess looking at the 1880 plat map dropped down to what is now College Avenue on the west - to the Morris/Dillon property east of Lake Shore Drive dropped down to what is Academy drive as shown as that on the 1880 plat map. These are provided for comparison agaist the earlier plat maps presented; as well as give some idea of the subdivisions listed below.

. Section 16 - 500.90A 1835 Original Survey
Section 16 c. 1837 500.90A (North shore town and academy)


Here is some interesting facts stated about the orginial property owners of the north side of the lake:
    Zina and Emma Duddleson


    .....

    The grandfather of Zina was a Civil War veteran and a farmer. His later years were lived in the Argos vicinity.

    The great-grandfather originally owned the Thomas Houghton farm to the Maxinkuckee Lake on the west side of Burr Oak Road. The land now occupied by the Vandalia Park, was part of this farm and was given to Dr. Durr in payment for medical services. The consideration was $50., as great-grandfather Duddleson considered it of little farming value. .....

    History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentenial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422, Marshall County Historical Society pg. 153 - Marcella White.

The above is part of a biographical sketch from the descendants of the Duddleson family which tells the details and extent of the land holdings.

J. A. Duddleson 99.31A; 10A; 30.60A


1876


J. Duddleson 109.31A


From his obituary is the year he purcashed his farm :
    In the year of 1881, Mr. Dillon purchased the farm on which he continued to reside for the remander of his life, the same being the farm on which he died and being the farm adjoining the north corporation line of the Town of Culver City Marshall county Indiana and at the time Mr. Dillon purchased this land it was considered of very little value for the reason that at that time for farm was very poorly imporved and no one could read the future growth of the town of Marmon, now called Culver City. All the improvements on the farm have been made by Mr. Dillon during his lifetime.


1898 - L. C. Dillon 79.76 A, 75.60 A [32.64 A of the Morris land went to Evangeline Bogardus?] L. C. Dillion also had 10A & 99.31A for a total of 264.67 in Section 16. See Dillon Family


In 1898 there was 5 sections of land as stated above
 Acerage. Original Owner 1880 
One 10 A. Originally T Houghton 90 A 
Two & Three 99.31A Originally J. Duddleson 109 A 
Four 79.76A Originally I. N. Morris 185 A 
Five 75.60A Originally I. N. Morris 185 A
divided by the RR
32.64 A. Bogardus 
 264.67A  


1904 - Mar - 17 - L C DIllion is making preparations to build a fine residence on his farm north of town.

1904 - Mar 31 - The viewers on the L. C. Dillon road north of and adjoining Culver have filed their report favorable to its location at 40 feet in wideth. It will be heard before the board of commissioners on April 5

1904 - Jun 3 - L C DIllon is rushing the work on his rew residence north of town to completion

1904 - Jun 9 - The frame work of L. C. DIllon's new residence is up and general appearances indicate that this will be one of the finest and most modern homes in this part of the country.

1908 - Lewis C. Dillon 238.24 A. (tied in the all his acreage)


1916 - Nov 30 - A fire alarm from L C DIllion's country home sent a string of Automobiles out there full tilt Saturday monring to lend all possible aid. Mrs Dillon smelled smoke and soon heard the roaring of fire under the kitchen floor. Mr. Dillon found the cellar full of smoke. It is thought the fire started from refuse set ablaze when a torch was used to thaw out frozen pipes.

1922 - L. Dillon 238.28 A. (tied in the all his acreage)


1921 - June 22 - L C Dillion cut wheat in his orchard last Monday, the earliest that has been known in this section for years.

1923 - Mar 21 - Town limits Expanding
    The high ground north of town is a natural direction in which the town limits should extend. The Dillon farm offers an inviting site, and the town board will be asked to accept an addition to be laid out this spring by L. C. DIllon. Past experience in accepting raw land will no doubt govern the action of the board in its requirements of the property owner. A well laid-out addition with graded streets and curbs will prove attractive to the buers of future homes and a prettier site does not exist than the land offered by Mr. DIllon.


1923 - Dec 19 - An ordinance which takes in the new L. C. Dillon addition on the north of the city limits was prepared and passed at a meeting of the town board lastr Monday Night - -

1924 - Oct. . 1 - To Build Sheep Barn
    L. C. Dillon to erect Modern Plant on Farm North of Culver.

    L. C. DIllon who lives just north of Culver, has the lumber on the ground to build a sheep barn which will hold 1,000 head of this profitable livestock.

    The barn is to be 80X62 in size and will cost perhaps $5,000 - mayber more.

    This barn, says Mr. Dillon, will be equipped with all the modern labor saving devices and is planned for the best care of sheep and convenience of man. There will be traveling hay carriers and self feeders etc.

    The barn will be completed in about a month. Nick Busart will be foreman of the carpenter gang and have charge of the construction.

    Mr. Dillon believes that it is a good plan to put most of his land to grass and let the sheep and cattle do the work while the feen themselves and grow fat for market.

    He already has a large part of his big farm in alfalfa and will seed more from time to time.

    He recently marketed a big bunch of hogs at a high price.


1927 - Oct 6 - Condemnation suits for right-of-way along State Road 10 have been filed by the STate Highway commission against L. R. Easterday, L. C. Dillion and W. N. Houghton.

1929 - L. Dillon 238.28 A. (tied in the all his acreage)


The Dillon family acquired part of the Morris farm. And here is more on this area from 'One Township Yesterday's' - Corwin - which sheds more light also onto the Bogardus property and ownership of it:
    Among these good rememberers is Miss Florence Morris, who of late years has been a resident of Plymouth. Miss Morris is the youngest daughter of Isaac N. Morris and Emily Thompson Morris, and is the only member of the family living.

    Ancient Maple Trees Believing that people of the present day would be interested in the history of trees, Miss Mor­ris tells us about some ancient maples, now landmarks near the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. "My father, Isaac N. Morris," writes Miss Morris, "bought the farm on the north end of' Lake Maxinkuckee in about the year 1850. The 160 acres of the farm on the north side of the road are now owned by the Dillon heirs; a few acres and the old farm house are owned by Mrs. A. N. Bogardus, and the rest by the Culver s and a few lot owners on Indiana Avenue. And the part of the farm on the south side of the road extended from the road to the lake and from the railroad east to the Academy, and is now owned by the Culver s.

    "What I want to give, especially, is a history of the large maple trees on the north side of the road or street from the house owned by Mrs. Bogardus to the top of the grade, or, to be exact, to Colonel Rossow's lot. Likewise, I would mention the maple trees on the south side of the street, opposite Mrs. Bogardus' house, and extending east along the street to the Academy.

    "These large maple trees I have mentioned were set out by my father and two brothers, Milton and Edmund Morris, before the Civil War - - probably about 1858 or 1859.

    "I thought these trees were old enough to deserve mention. "Nearly every one calls that street Faculty Row, but the recorded name of the street on the Plat is Indiana Avenue.

    "The maple trees on Morris Street from Indiana Avenue south to the Maxinkuckee Inn were set out by my brother, Edmund Morris, in the year 1884.

    "I deeded away the last bit of the Morris farm to the Culver s in 1932 and moved to Plymouth."


1936 - L. Dillon 238.28 A. (tied in the all his acreage)


1942 - Aug 26 - L. C. Dillon took six pot-shots at a theif who was trying to raid his poultry house one night last week

1944 - May 3 - Ida B. DIllion Zechiel to Arthur J. Dillon, tract 240 feet North and South except 126.6 feet east and west in NE, SW, 16-32-1

Arthur J. Dillion and M. c. Dillion to the Public for highway, 4 tracts in L. C. Dillon's addition to Culver

1948 - Mildred Dillion 126.16 A (Northeast & South East Corner St. Rd. 10 & 17)


1956 - Mildred Dillion 126 A (Northeast & South East Corner St. Rd. 10 & 17)


The southwest corner below St. Rd. 10 had been sold off to the Academy I would say a good assumption is before 1958 because the building of the Eppley Auditorium and its completion date. This area became West Terrace Subdivision of the Town of Culver .


The quips so far found below seems to support this
    1956 - May 1 - Faculty homems in the area are now bing moved to make way for the new project. The Gene EPpley Aufitoruin-Theater was made possible through an additional gift of $1,400.000 by the Epplye Foundation.

    1957 - June 26 - Feverish Activity at the Academy's new West Terra Addition has caused much speculation as to just what gives. With five new excavations for houses and sewer connections being laid we endeavored to ferret-out just what was going on.


1960 - Jun 15 - Executoor's Notice of The Sale of Real Estate
    Notis is herbey given that the undersigined Executor of the Last WIll and Testament of Mildred C. DIllion, deceased, ... is offering at private sale for not less that the appraised value, the following described real eatate:
      Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), and Eight (8) in Dillon's Second Addition to the Town of Culver City Marshall county Indiana


    Also, Commencing on the znorth side of Indiana Avenue and FIfty (50) feet North of the Northwest Corner of Lot Three (3) in VonEhr's Subdivision in Secton 16, TOwnship 32 North, Range 1 East; thence North One Hundred Twenty (120) feet; thence East one hundred Thrity-seven (137) feet; thence South parallel with the West line One Hundred and Twenty (120) feet to the North line of Indiana; thence West onthe North line of Indiana Avenue One hundred Thrity-sev to the place of begining, all in the East Half (E 1/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 16 Towhsnip 32 North Range 1 East Union Twonship Marshall County Indiana


In sell the last tract above described by metes and bounds, it iw the desire of yout Executor to guarantee to the purchaser that State Street in the Town of Culver City, Marshall county, Indiana will be extended to its full width 160 feet wide along the entire East Side of the tract above discribe, subject to the right to use Ten (10) feet of uniform width off of the entire Wes side and Five (5) feet of uniform off the entire North side of said tract, to be used for public utilities.

Said Real Eastate to be sold... on June 25, 1960...Arthur Judson Dillon Jr., Executor.

1961 - Mildred Dillon still list the full 126A under her name


The Northeast corner bordering State Rd. 10 & 17 - down to the Academy boat stoarge shed bordering the railroad was sold: 1961 - Nov. 22 - Academy Buys 81 Acres From Judson Dillon

The Culver Military Academy has purchased an 81-acre tract of land, from Judson A. Dillon, Superintendent Delmar T. Spivey

has announced.

The tract borders Highways 17 and 10, and has been under negotiation since early summer.

"We have bought the land from Mr. Dillon in the event it is needed for further faculty housing sites and to enhance the value of Academy property in the same general vicinity," Superintendent Spivey said

The superintendent said the Academy will own all the land bordering on the west by Highway 17, on the south by Highway 10, and on the north by the county gravel road that intersects Highway 17 at the Three Sisters Restaurant. Present Academy property borders the Dillon tract on the east. The lone exception is a small piece of land owned and used by N. A. Lichtenberger for a home site.

Under the agreement Dillon will remove several structures standing on the property. Dillon also has the right to harvest any crops planted by him on the tract at the present time.

Superintendent Spivey said the. Academy has already planted winter wheat on the property. Next spring, the remainder of the tillable soil will be planted in corn.

The deed was prepared by W. O. Osborn, attorney for the Academy.


This northeast corner - had 2 barns, with hog lot, and a windmill and farmland. It was said that the academy really purchased this piece of property because of the 'stinky hog lot' - I know I was merciously teased about living on a hog farm while I was it school and lived on the Dillon farms I do not know If the Dillon children were or not - i doubt it very much since the were of pioneer families of Culver the Zechiel's and Dillon's - but hey that is there the sausage, hams, pork and lunch meats came from if it were not for these 'stinky hog arms theire would of been no meat in the markes for the 'city folk' to purchase! They sold most of their hogs to Eckrich which was based in Elkhart ther were many a late night loadings for shipping to market. See Black Horse troop Pasture

1962 - Mildred Dillon still list the full 126A under her name



1967
1963 - The plat map found for this syear shows the Culver Military Academy owning all of the Dillion holdings BUT this is enrtirely WRONG - all they purchased was the 126 A (Northeast & South East Corner St. Rd. 10 & 17). The 1967 plat map shows that the Dillions retained 88A as Dillions Barnhart & A. J. Dillon and undisclosed amount and 9 acres not labeled NOTE a larger view of 1967 can be obtained by clicking the image.


1972 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1974 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1976 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1978 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1979 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1981 - Arthur J. Dillon Jr. etal. 88A


1996 - By this plat map if correct all the Dillon holdings became a part of the Culver Educational Foundation holding NOTE enlarged version showing all the tie tags.


In the 1950's, 1960, 1970's into the 1980's 2 houses sat on the northwest corner of St. Rd. 10 and 17. First was the little wood white house and then the Dillon homestead or possible Duddleson of brick.

18550 St. Rd. 10 / White House/Vacant lot
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
    The front of the lot contained a little white house in which my family [Alvin McKee family] reside here until 1959/1960 When we moved to the other Dillon property further west where Patrick Mc Carthy owns now. Sometime before 1958 Grandfather Emery came up and spent a week if not 2 with us and sanded down the oak wood floors and refinished them for mom putting a coat of Fablon finish on them.

    In between the two houses was the garden space for us to the west and Dillons to the east and in the back of the white house lot was a balck and red raspberry patch.

    I remember learning to ride the used bicyle given us kids by the Dillon's when no traffic was present we would ride along he edge of St. Rd. 17 or St Rd. 10 as there was no other place to ride the bicyle. We would sit out on the stone wall on 4th of July and watch the traffic while awaiting the CMA fireworks.

    There were several other families resided here after we moved. One couple was Carey & Katie (Ewald) Cummins.

    Just when the house was tore down is yet a mystery.
1980's Camelot Bowling Lanes and Skating Rink Camelot Bowling Lanes and Skating Rink built by James J. Sarna
198_ - Sat empty
1987 -199_ - Julie Mae's Restaurant, Game Room & Bowling Alley - Don & Julie Mae Neidlinger
1991 - Culver Lanes & the 11th Frame Lounge - Don Neidlinger
    Then converted the game room into a bar/Lounge called the 11th Frame Lounge. the Neidlingers got a divorce and Don ran it for awhile afterwards before selling out.
1992/3- ? - Culver Lanes & the 11th Frame Lounge -Ozuscik's
    Two brothers Steve & ? Ozuscik's who were semi-professional bowler and interested in bowling bought it and ran it for a couple of more years.
199_ Aug 2000- Ozuscik Properties - mid 1990's sat empty
    At the bowling alley was reomved immediately and later the concrete pavement was removed.


Aug. 2000- Feb 2008 - Michael J & Susan E Sheskey (Split property)
    .017 A of land was deeded to the state of Indiana by Nov. 2008
Feb 2008 - 2010 Michael J & Susan E Sheskey
ACREAGE: 2.073 AUDITOR DESC: BEG N R/W SR 10 & W R/W LN SR 17 TH N1-2-W 115' TH N87-38W 222.4' TH N1-2W 276.8' ETC EX

17261 St. Rd. 17 /Brick House - Duddleson/Dillon Homestead. The brick house stood till the late 1990's or into the early 2000's. It is now represented by a bare lot -
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
    The Tractor sheds and shop area; grain dryer shed sat to the back of the house to the west (part of these are a part of the upside down 'L' portion of the corner lot). After the Grain dryer shed there was a hog lot with shed> The main barn sat north of the house in the hillside - the lower level was below sat into the hill and was walk in on the lower level and was a fenced in hog lot; the top level was on ground level also and the drive up to it from the south was slightly sloped. This was burned about 1962 because of non-use any longer. An Atricle appeared in the Culver Citizen as a res ult of it being burnt:
      1962 - Jun 20 - Burning of Barn Not a Protest To Evaluation

      It was a big bonfire — thr burning of the recently wrecked barn on the A. Judson Dillon farm, located at SR 10 and 17, last Wednesday evening. That barn had been wrecked a few days before by b ulldozers. Judging from the excitement thai burning caused, (nearly all theresidents of Culver were in attendance) a big community wiener roast could have been held and a good time could have been had by all.

      Mr. Dillon stated to the Culver Citizen that the razing of the barn and burning it was not in, direct protest to the recent evaluation placed on the building even though he does not agree with it. Nor does he intend to protest the assessment or remonstrate against the county. He stated that for some time there had been; other factors considered in the removal of the farm buildings due to their non-productivity and state of repair. The new evaluations brought the entire thing in focus and the decision to remove the buildings materialized.

      Mr. Dillon said the farm was for sale and he was of the opinion the buildings were a hinderance to that sale, since they were non-productive and in the need of extensive repairs. All factors considered, plus the new evaluations, now would be the opportune time to remove them, as had been, planned long before the present evaluations came to light

    The brick house for years had a wrap around cement porch with white pillars that encompased the whole front of the house (the east) there was a main front door here that entered into the living room and in front of it a wide wood stairway to the upstairs and the side of the house (the north) where there was a side door into the dining room and one into the kitchen. Later after the Dillon's sold it the porch was all enclosed in.

    This was a beautiful and equiste old house when the Dillon's had it - the floors were all solid wood except for the kitchen which was tile or linolium and possible same for the bathrooms and the woodwork was the orginial and it unpainted condition. There was one small room off the kitchen pantry and off the living room that contained a small curved stairway, said to have been the servants stairs to the upstairs quarters.

    I was aghast when I found it being demolished; it was sad to think that someone could destroy - a landmark of Union township and Culver so unthinkingly.

    The driveway for the house etc. is still present - the house sat only a few south of the driveway; the rest of the driveway that went to the sheds, shops and barns are long gone.
? Apr. 1994 - Charles M. & Helen M. Huys

Apr. 1994 - Apr. 1996 - Charles M. & Helen M. Huys

April 1996 - Aug. 2000 - Michael T. Heuer
    they obtained a permit for animal cages with chain link fencing of 30 X 30 AND 20 X 17.


Aug. 2000 - 2010 - Michael J & Susan E Sheskey
    The brick house, the lean-to barn, the flat barn and milk house were all removed by March 2000. George Hopple done the demolition work etc.

    ACREAGE: 3.5 AUDITOR DESC: BEG 115FT N 01/DEG 02/MN WINTERS LEGAL DESC


These above properties were/are actually a part of the area that lays between St. Rd. 10, St. Rd. 17 Tamarack Rd. and 17th Rd. The rest of the area from the 1970's on became residential acreage lots along St. Rd. 10, St. Rd. 17 Tamarack Rd. and 17th Rd. The some of the history of ownership is an edcuated guess from the plat maps.

There is still 2 parcels of farm acerage in the middle in the form of a hay fields which is owned by:
    1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
    1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
    1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
    1948 Arthur Dillon
    1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
    1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
    1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
    1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
    ? - Jan 1991 - Grand Associates Inc.
    Jan. 1991 - 2009 - Culver Educational Foundation 39.07 A LOT 3 N ST RD 10 EX
    Jan. 1991 - 2009 - Culver Educational Foundation 36.38 LOT 5 N OF RD 10 EX


The other lots that were divided off of this over the years starting up North St Rd. 17 to 17th Rd going west to Tamarack going south and then back down St Rd. 10 going East to St. Rd. 17 back to the Sheskey properties were:

17101 SR 17
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
c. 1977 - Aug. 1999 Donald W. & Ann F. Fetzer
Aug. 1999 - 2009 Kenneth G & Janna M Vandeputte CEN W 17TH RD & W R/W ST HWY 17 S 1-2

___ State Rd. 17
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
? - Aug. 2006 Culver Educational Foundation
Aug. 2006-2009 Kenneth G & Janna M Vandeputte
33 PRT NW1/4 SEC 16 COM AT NE COR NW1/4 TH N87-59-00W 46.73' TH S01-22-13E 20' TH S55-21-09E 37.03' TH S01-22-13E 429.44' TOPOB TH CONT S01-22-13E 50' TH S88-24-31W 291.24' TO NW COR VANDE PUTTE PARCEL TH N01-28-49W 50' TH N88-24-31E 291.34' TO

___ State Rd. 17
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
? - Aug. 2006 Culver Educational Foundation
Aug. 2006-2009 Kenneth G & Janna M Vandeputte
33 PRT NW1/4 COM AT NE COR NW1/4 TH N87-59-00W 46.73' TH S0-22-13E 20' TH S55-21-09E 37.03' TH S01-22-13E 579.44' TO POB TH CONT S01-22-13E 50' TH S88-25-02W 290.95' TH N1-28-49W 50' TH N88-25-02E 291.05' TO POB

18609 17th Rd.
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
c.1973 - Sep 1994 Ermil C. & Fern K. Lewis
May 2006 Ermil C. Lewis, Rev. Trust, Trustee
May 2006 - Oct. 2007 James L. Lewis, Mary Ann Colvin & Sandra K. Master
Oct. 2007 - 2009 - Craig A Schrimsher & Shelly K Master Jt/Rs TR LND S EDGE W 17TH RD 325' W SR 17

18761 W 17TH RD (unsure of would be a part of the Original Acerage Houghton or whether it would be Dillon)
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
June. 1983 - Dollis O. Dillon
June 1983 - Dec 1991 - Craig D C ultice & Garn
Dec 1991 - 2008 Craig D. & Valerie L. Cultice NW COR SEC E1084.12' BEG E&W 150' ETC

17036 Tamarack Rd.
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956 - Ida Dillon 48A
? - 1959 Mildred Dillon
1959 - 2009 George E & Eleanor L Hopple, TR IN NW COR LOT 5,
1959 - 2009 George E & Eleanor L Hopple,COM 375' S & 450' E INTERS S LN EW HW
1959 - 2009 George E & Eleanor L Hopple, NW COR NW TH SELY N LN 566.5' S17' PL
    Plymouth Pilot, Monday, 18 January 2010
    Culver citizen, thursday January 2010

    George E. Hopple, Sr., 80, of 17036 Tamarack Road, Culver , Indiana, 46511, passed away at his home, on Thursday, January 14, 2010.

    George was born on May 14, 1929, in Culver , to Lester and Ruth Rank Hopple. He owned Hopple Excavating and Trucking, which he started in 1950. He was a member of the Culver V.F.W. Post #6919, served in the Indiana National Guard, and belonged to the Wesley United Methodist Church, in Culver .

    George and Eleanor Leininger were married on November 23, 1958. Eleanor passed away on September 4, 2003.

    George is survived by his son, George Hopple, Jr.; his grandson, Jonathon Hopple; George, Jr.'s significant other, Pa ula Morris, and Pa ula's son, Rick Morris.

    George was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Hoepner and his brother, Jim Hopple.

    Memorials may be made to: The Marshall County Humane Society Post Office Box 22 Plymouth, Indiana, 46563

    Visitation : Tuseday, January 19, 2010, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Van gilder Funeral home 300 West Madison Street Plymouth, Indiana 46563

    Funeral; tuesday, January 19, 2010, 2:00 P.M. Van gilder Funeral home the Rev. Larry Saunders, officianing

    Burial leiters Ford Cemetery leiters Ford

    Memories May be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com


18964 SR 10
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956,1961,62 - Ida Dillon 48A
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - DIllon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
1989 - Ruth Shanks
Feb. 1992 - Oct 200o Roy Shanks & Madge Shanks Davis
Oct 2000 - Sarah E. Soderlund
Oct 2000 - 2009 Harold W & Lidia M Kuczwara,PRT LOT 5 IN W 1/2 FRl Sect

18946 SR 10
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956,1961,62 - Ida Dillon 48A
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
c. 1975- Jul . 1991 George I. & Fran E. Babcock
Jul . 1001 Aug. 1995 Edward & ELizabeth Helphery
Aug. 1995 - 2009 Wilbur Richard & Lois Ruth Kelso, TR 150' E&W X 175' N&S 216.5' E INT C

Maxinkuckee Acres, May 1984
18942 SR 10
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956,1961,62 - Ida Dillon 48A
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - DIllon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Jun 1989 - Dollis O. Dillon
c.1990 - Sept. 1996 David Noel, deceased
Sep 1996 - 2009 Debra R. Noel, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 1
Sep. 1996 - 2009 Debra R. Noel, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 2 w 1/2


18942 SR 10
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956,1961,62 - Ida Dillon 48A
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Aug. 1987 - Dollis O. Dillon
Sep. 1988 Tops Mobile Home Center
Sep. 1989 - 2009 Vernon R. & Elaine M. Peterson, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 2 E1/2 Sep. 1989 - 2009 Vernon R. & Elaine M. Peterson, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 3


___St. Rd. 10
1880, 1898, 1908, 1922 T. Houghton 87/89 A
1936 - Ida Dillon
1948 - Mildred Dillon 48.40A.
1956,1961,62 - Ida Dillon 48A
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Jan 1991 - Grand Assoicates Inc.
Jan 1991 - 2009 Culver Educational Foundation, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 4


___St. Rd. 10 (debateable whether on the original Houghton or Dillon Acreage)
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Jan 1991 - JED AIR
Jan 1991 - 2009 Culver Educational Foundation, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 5


18870 ST RD 10
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
? - May 1994 - Roger F. & J ulie L. Romig
May 1994 - Aug. 2000 Keith R. & Patricia A. Oszuzcik
Aug. 2000 - Aug. 2006 - Sandra F. Holcomb
Aug. 2006 - 2009 Bobby D. & Brenda C. Wynn MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 6

18752 SR 10
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
AUg. 1984 Dollis O. Dillon
Aug. 1984 - Jan. 1992 Myron E. & Ruth A. Benner
Jan. 1992 - Nov. 1992 Martin A. Sellers
Nov. 1992 - Jun 1998 Thomas E. & Katherine M. Weaver
Jun 1998 - 2009 Daniel R & J ulia A Cowell MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 7

__St. Rd. 10
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Jan 1991 - Grand Assoicates Inc.
Jan 1991 - 2009 Culver Educational Foundation, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 8
Jan 1991 - 2009 Culver Educational Foundation, MAXINKUCKEE ACRES LOT 9


__St. Rd. 10
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Oct. 1986 Dollis O. Dillon
Oct. 1986 Rodney D. & Marcia Edgington
Oct. 1989 Rodney D. Edgington
Apr. 1997 Rodney D. Edgington & Terri C. Edgington
May 1997 - Indiana Federal Bank For Savings Corp. Savings
199_ - ? Larry & Anita K. Boetsma
? - 2009 William P & Barbara B Lambert TR LND 50' E&W X 250' N&S 115' NW


18600 ST RD 10
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Oct. 1986 Dollis O. Dillon
Oct. 1986 Rodney D. & Marcia Edgington
Oct. 1989 Rodney D. Edgington
Apr. 1997 Rodney D. Edgington & Terri C. Edgington
May 1997 - Indiana Federal Bak For Savings Corp. Savings
? - Jun 2004 William P & Barbara B Lambert
Jun 2004 - 2009 Larry & Anita K. Boetsma PRT OF NW 1/4 SEC 16; COM AT INTERSEC


___St. Rd. 10
1880 J. Duddleson 109.__ A.
1898 L. Dillon 99.20, 10 A.
1908, 1922, 1936 - L. Dillon
1948 Arthur Dillon
1956, 1960, 1961, 1962 Mildred Dillon
1963 Culver Educational Foundation Sic - Dillon Property yet
1967 Dillion Barnhart 88 A.
1968,1972,1974,1976,1978,1979,1981 Arthur J. Dillion Jr. etal. 88.87/88.4 A.
Oct. 1986 Dollis O. Dillon
Oct. 1986 Rodney D. & Marcia Edgington
Oct. 1989 Rodney D. Edgington
Apr. 1997 Rodney D. Edgington & Terri C. Edgington
May 1997 - Indiana Federal Bank For Savings Corp. Savings
? - 2009 William P & Barbara B Lambert A TR OF LD 300FT E&W X 250FT NS ETC EX LEGAL ' 80.923 NE 1/4 N OF RD 10 EX EX PRT TO ROAD CUT STATE OF IN

88.37-88.44 acres on the Northwest corner of ST. Rd. 10 & 17 remained in the Dillon family until well after 1981 as evidenced by the plat maps of which the academy owned 2 parcles by the 1996 plat map of 39.07 A & 36.38 A the rest had been sold off by the Dillons, and A subdivision along St. Rd. 10 known as ' Maxinkuckee Acres' had been plated and whomever .

To quote Jeff Kenney:
    "Scene on the farm of J. E. Meyers and Son, breeders of Polled Durham cattle and Poland China Hogs." Was this the hog farm on the corner of today's State Roads 10 and 17, where the Culver Academies' horse pasture is today?
NOTE - J. E. Myers never owned the land that is now the horse pasture for Culver Military Academy. The first proven by the above plat maps are either J. Duddleston [James Duddleston] or Lewis Cass Dillon and his heirs.


The probable location I have is further east and north just south of Rutland was where the Myers hog farm was located but by the plat maps of 1898, 1908 and 1922 it sure was not at the corner of what is St. Rd. 17 & 10. I have found Jacob E. Myers and William H. Myers in the 1920, 1920 and 1930 census for Union township; and the other names around them for 1910 & 1930 match the 1908 plat map. My 1922 cuts off to soon for this area.


Thomas Houghton owned the land to the west and to the north of Lewis Cass Dillon property [on tombstone is Louis] - of which both was passed down through the genrations of both families. The Houghtons owned the property bordering now what is School Street that the new superintendents office of the Culver Communtiy School Corporations building sits on and the Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home and the Lutheran Church.

Some where in the middle of this section it was divided into the Dillon property - which included what today is the Ten Spot, Winters' The storage b uldings, the Town & Country, Culver Animal Clinic, Culver Dental and the Lakeshore Clinic. This all used to be corn field, sweet corn field and turnip fields before 1959. I remember taking our little red wagon in the fall of the year and gathering up turnips. One vivid memory that no one knows of is Lavinia Wesson's beautiful garden - she had oh so lucious green and red pepper plants - oh so bright red, long but narrow - and yes being a kid I was tempted to take one from the vine and eat it - to my surprise it was not sweet but oh so very HOT. I ran to the free flowing well that stood where the row of pine trees are at the edge of the Town and Country buildings for a very cold drink of water - only to make my mouth burn that much more.
Memories of the vegetable stand which was ran by Bryce Bigley was at the corner where the Town and Country liquor store building is now (built by Clarance, W, Eply]. Bryce Bigley throwing the watermelon across the highway at us - yes we caught them and they did fly over the traffic! One of his many employees was Nancy Franz.

Sitting on the stone wall (there was a rock that had been split in half and it sat on its point down in the cement wall and the top made a nice stool) at the front of the house watching the fire works on 4th of July that the academy put on and watching all the traffic coming and going. One of the many police officers out directing traffic was James Cox standing exactly in the center of St Rd's 10 & 17 - keeping order to the choas traffic of the night.

It is evidenced by plat names that some of the Dillon land became additions in Culver - Dillon addition and Dillon 2nd additon. Besides that of West Terrance Addition, Maxinkuckee Highland, Maxinkuckee Highland 2nd Addition and Maxinkuckee Acres and possibly the Dillon & Medbourn Addition.

The Dillon family sold most of their farm land to the Academy - first to go was the addition where the academy houses are North of the Nipsco Sub-station [West Terrace Subdivision] - I am not sure how this was done - but I am sure the academy was the first purchaser of this ground back in the early 1950's. I rememeber it being a hay field. Some of the houses on the lake shore from the Indiana Trails to the Maxinkuckee Inn were moved to the southern portion of this ground.



they also owned considerable acreage from where Dr. Deery's office up to St. Rd. 10 & 17 over to meet the Houghton property (which is the Nursing home and the new School Community School Superintendts office) which is labled as Maxinkuckee Highland's subdivision

The first buildings in the Maxinkuckee Highland Subdivision were the Culver Animal Clinic (1958), Culver Dental, Lakeshore Clinic, and Winkler's Automotive (which currently says "for lease or rent on the building); Leroy Davis and family was the first to build a home in this area located at the corner of Forrest Place and Academy drive.


below is an uncluttered view of the former Dillon holdings of years gone by:

Its hard to believe that the area in between School Street, Lakeshore Dr. and Academy Rd. was once just farm land - that in 1959 there were only 3 buildings possibly 4 in that whole area - Winkler's Automotive Repair shop (the block cement building) next to the Ten Spot; the Culver Animal Clinic, Culver Dental Clinic and possibly the Leonard & Ethel (Houghton) Hoffman home that sat on the corner of Academy Dr. and School Street built in 1960 by Enoch Andrews and which has since been torn down - and was an empty lot till just recently replaced by the superintendents office. The same goes with the land north of it from St Rd. 10 & 17 to 17th Road to Tamarack Road - the only two homes there were the little white house, the brick house and the farm buildings. George Hopple was the first to build on the corner of Tamarack & 17th Rd.

The Dillon's also owned the farm where Pat McCarthy now owns out on St Rd 10 west of the corner of New St. Rd. 17 and State Rd. 10.

As stated above the Academy then bought out the field where the Black Horse Troop grazes now it was said because of the "Smell" from the hogs could not be tolerated by them and the visiting alumni in the early 1960's. But in looking and studing the plat maps above - one also can see the main purpose for the Dillon property acquistions - was the same as with the town and lake shore property that the academy aquired during the late 1920's and 1930's - to impede the possible ENCROACHMENT on the main campus area of of the academy.



The last remaining farm ground to remain in the Dillon name untill the 1980's was the northwest corner on St Rd. 10 & 17. I believe two parcels were sold off for residences on just north of the old house and the other on 17th Rd. that Emil "Bud" Lewis" purchased; parts of it passed through several owners - the Neidlinger's for the bowling alley; the old brick house also had several owners too. And parts ended up finally being sold either to the Culver Military Academy, or JED-Air (I believe) and others possibly.

Judd came out of college back to the farm with his dad - Arthur Judson Sr. dying in 1947; Judd farm untill August 1962 when he went into teaching f ull time first in South Bend and then coming to Culver .

My Father Alvin R. McKee first came to Culver to work for the Newman Dairy farm in Novemebr of 1952 till they quit selling milk to the Academy in 1957; he then went to work for Judd (I have no exact date that this transition took place) and we lived in the little white house on the corner till the summer of 1960 (I think )- All I remember was a it very miserable last summer on that corner - I had just gotten in my 2 front teeth in by late fall and they had fully grown in and only a few weeks after - I was out on the school play ground in the steel metal box of cages - (it was cubed shaped and went to one cube on th very top) sone kid had yelled at me - and paying attention I lost my concentration - I swung around on the metal bar till I finally landed on it - knocking an upside down "v" into my 2 front teeth this was between 1st (1958-1959) & 2nd grade (1959-1960) - I spent a f ull year off and on in the dentist chair (and from this hated a dentist office and avoided one unless I absolutely needed one). Dr. Dunfee at Plymouth tried to save them with temporary plastic caps - then gold caps which when they came off the kids were out on the playground trying to find them (and of course the kids razed me about this un-mercio ulsy at times abut being toothless, and eventually having a partial but oh well...- till that last summer on the corner I developed a large abcess above the one tooth and both were p ulled - It was a miserable hot summer, I remember the blood, the nats swarming around my mouth - from then on I wore a partial plate till about 2 years ago when the facings finally broke - and I refuse to give over $166 per plastic facing - (when they were once only less than $20 & and I gave only about $170 for a whole partial that was that was stainless steel and had 2 porcelan facing - I am not vain - I have lived without my 2 front teeth since I was 7 or 8 - as an ad ult now I can sure live without the ugly partial plate now! No facing is worth $166+ espicially if it is plain white and plastic) the tooth would have to been solid gold before I ever pay that price!-

From there we moved to the 'back farm' on State Road 10 where Pat Mc Carthy lives today, in fact he bought the farm from the Dillon family in 1962. We moved back there - to care for the hogs there on that farm for the Dillon family [Bob Baker had had lived there and worked for Judd also but had moved away from to taken another postion] there we stayed untill August 1962 when Judd decided to go into teaching. I think the offer was made for dad to stay for a while and run both hog farms as a 'one man' operation during the winter months but the oppertunity came up that dad was able to take over the mangaer ship of the Lakeshore Garage filling Station which eventually became Enco [where Osborn's is today].

Of this farm the front of the house was hidden from ST. Rd. 10 by a 6 foot hedge of Spyeria bushes. There was on large strawberry patch to the east of the house and driveway with garden area, and a long hog shed with an open hog lot. To the south of the house was an open hog lot and the old barn with corn cribs built into the barn with a drive through. In back of the old barn down the lane was another hog lot with a three sided hog shed. Memories of the years there were dad running over a melemanine dinner cup with the tractor that my brother had left in the middle of the driveway t their ads stated "nothing would break them" well guess what - the ads were not true. Another memory was seeing mother chasing down the garden path with hoe a flying after a harmless garden snake. Yet another memory is arriving home on the school bus to see mom out chasing/rounding up hogs from all over the country side and she greeted us with: "I think I have chased this pig back in more than once!"; which she had been doing all afternoon. I asked her if she had checked to see where they were getting out out - her reply was "no". She had forgotten to check the entire area around the old barn/hog lot to see where they were getting out at - so as fast as she was putting them in the front gate they were walking to the back side of the barn and escaping again! Another was the hog that was bound and determined not to go to market - it done everything in its power to keep from going up into the shute and into the semil-trailer from Eckrich dad and the loader/driver finally won out tho; if not they had vowed to kill it on the spot. Another memory was I thought it would be fun to miss the school bus and walk home - I did not believe it was that great a distance and that it would be better than riding the whole bus route around the country side which seemed to take forever, never again did I choose to walk home!

Besides the hog raising Judd also grew, corn, wheat and at one time harvested or grew oats down on the Edgington farm just south of St. Rd. 110 just off of old St. Rd. 17. I remember my brother and me sitting in the oat wagon while they finished the harvesting late one night. I also remember many a night that was spent in the corn bin dryer room [if memory serves me right - a former local man Carl Hieser as inventor or co-inventor of the Corn dryer that was being used on the Dillon farm]. Besides the many a night we sat in the upper level of the Old barn at the corner of Sat.Rd. 10 & 17 and looked down upon the loading of the semi-trailer from Eckrich.

There were 2 large barns and a windmill on the east side of the road where the Black Horse Troop psasture is now - the brick house with its wrap around open proch and its wrought iron fencing and the little white house stood directly across St. Rd. 17 on the west side; first being tore down was the little white house to make way for the bowling alley and their parking lot and next was the brick house and the one remaining partial sheet metal shed which was tore down a few years a ago. Now all it is represented by just a vast empty lot, the remaining trees that flanked the the old brick house - a few of the old foundation rocks left behind and a tuff of flowers that was once entwined in the wrought iron fence. On this section of land where the little white house & the brick house stood was also a long equipment shed which ran north and south with the doors opening to the east, a corn shed with a grain bin dryer and then a hog barn and lot - then there was the big 3 story barn that sat on the hill - you could drive up into it coming from the south going to the North - the basement as you would call it was in the hill side and you could walk into it from the north going south, and the hayloft - and there was a large fenced in hog lot that surrounded the barn and hillside to the north - it was burnt down under controlled burn in 1961/2. Between the two houses was garden space - the north half was the Dillon's and the lower half was ours - eventually Judd planted the area to trees. Directly on west of the white house was a large raspberry patch. Judd sold his hogs to Eckridge meats in Elkhart or Goshen at that time - as a kid there was many a night me and my brother watched as Dad, Judd and Bob Baker load the hogs out to market. Also Judd had planted pine trees along the westerly border of the farm ground and in place along the fence row on the south bordering St. Rd. 10 during the late 1950's along with those that are in between the Town & County building and the Winter's Storage buildings.

The bad memory my childhood was being taunted by the other children at school for living - on a "smelly stinky hog farm" - yes kids can be cruel - little did they realize that is where their ham, bacon, pork chops,pork steak, sausage etc. came from - if it were not for these "smelly hogs farms" - there would of been none of this type of meat!

But I have fond memories of those years spent on the corner of 10 & 17 and on the back farm on St. Rd. 10 - wonderf ul memories are of the Dillon family - Judd, Dollis, Gary, Cheryl, and Joan. But there were the good times - going out in the fields late at night sitting in the wagon on top of the grain being combined; sitting in the dryer room with dad and Judd; sitting on the sidelines when Eckridge came in with their trucks to load the hogs late at night. Sitting on the front stone wall watching the fireworks that the academy put on every 4th of July.

When we went to catch a bus for school in the morning we were never sure which one would stop as there was 2 from the North and 2 from the east we were always being changed from one to the other; if memory serves me right there we stood out and none of them stopped to pick us up one day! Needless to say after that we were assigned to one bus and the rotation stopped.

This was where my brother and I learned to ride our bike right out on the edge of St. Rd. 10 & 17; I think it was even given to us by the Dillon family.

It was in my last 2-3 years of high school when "Judd" came to teach at CCHS - and I was told that I would have to call him "Mr. Dillon" - I never did - I just said - "hi" to him when I passed him in the hallways - for years he was "Judd" to me and always was and always will be.





House being Moved from Post Office Location
    The Moran house is being moved from the site of the new post office in preparation for clearing the area.

    The building has been bought by Arthure Dillon, who is moving it to his farm west of town on State Road 10 where he is also building a barn and silo. - 19 Sep 1934


Dillon Barn Burns With Loss of $3,500
    Believed Cause of Fire; Spontaneous Comobustion Indurance About $2000

    The large barn on the Arthur DIllon Farm, located on state road 10 west of town, was completly destroyed by fire, Fuesday night with a loss of about $3,500.

    It is believed that spontaneous combustion from the newly stored hay started the flames. Insurance of about $2,000 was carried on the structure.

    The modern barn was built only a year ago with metal siding, cement floors, latest type of stanchions and water fistrues. There was no electic witing in the barn.

    Large Quanity of Hay.

    About 20 tons of hay were burned, but all the cattle had been removed before the flames reached the ground floor. No machinery was stored in the barn and the horses had been kept at the other DIllon barn.

    By the time the fire department arrived the barn was a mass of flames and it was decided to concentrate on saving the nearby buildings, which included the house occupied by the Floyd Jones family

    Some delay was experiences in getting water from a nearby ditch due to a shortahe of hose, but the asphalt shingles on the house kept the house from nburning until the pumping of water was started.

    The brillant flames attracted a large crowd of spectators who were forced to reamin at a distance by the intense heat and showers of burning embers - 18 Sep 1945






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