Marmont - 1872
Marmont, Jul 22 '72
At your request we wend a few line from our village.
Our object in doing so is not to gain motoriety as a newspaper correspondent, for by past
experience we have learned that the trouble is grater than the honor; but simply to note a
few facts for the benefit of your reader.
Perhaps a brief description of our Village will not be amiss in the outset.
Marmont is situated on the northwest margin of Maxinkuckee Lake, on a slight elevation of ground.
One M. E. Church
M. E Pastors of which are Rev. A. Woof of Agros and Rev. O. R. Beene, of
Marmont who preach alternately every two weeks;
one dry goods store;
one drug store;
and one store for the sale of farming implements;
one shool house,
three physician's offices,
one dentist office,
one millinery shop
one smith shop,
one cbinet shop,
two sheo shops,<
and several private dwellings.
It is not so small a place as Nasby's confederate cross Toads; nor so lark as some of the
towns in Marshall co.
Our principla attraction is Lake Maxinkuckee, which cann not be surpassed for romatice
As "Tourist", who visited Maxkinkucke, on the opposit side of the Lake gave you a
description of it
, we shall let
that suffice for the present. An hour or two cannot be passed more pleasantly, than
by taking a boat ride upon its placid surface. It contains very fine firsh, which are
readily caught with a hook and line...
We had a splendid rain during Saturday nigh. In this region, which has made the crops
gorw wonderfully, and gladened the hearts of the people.
There is not better faming contry in the state, than this immediate viciniity.
All that is necessary now to make Marmont a large town, and develope the resources
of this part of the country, is to have the Chicago, Continental & Baltimore Railroad to
pass through here.
One of the directors of this new road,
Dr. G. A. Durr
, rsides here; and is laboring earnestly for this route.
We hope that his efforts will not prove abortive.
There will be an elecion in this township on the 2nd. of AUg., for the purpose of voting
a tax to aid in the construction of this proojected line. We trust also that this will prove a
Miller & Flagg have a splendid stock of goods and are doung a food buisness. The people
od this vicinity will do well to patronize them insted of trading in other towns....
J. A. D. - The Weekly Republican (Plymouth, Ind.) 25 Jul 1872, Thursday