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

One Township's Yesterdays Table of Contents  

It originally ran as a series of articles in the Culver Citizen newspaper, and was also re-printed in book form as a supplement. Culver's Tri-Kappa - if memory serves me right reprinted the book in 1976 as a bi-centennial and money raising project.

I have ran each chapter trough spell-checker in Word - to check for spelling errors and if found they are within [] - genealogical standard DO NOT CHANGE WHAT WAS SHOW CORRECTIONS. Also I have capitalized names to make them stand out. I have also taken the liberty if need be to break up a paragraph to make it more readable - where there is a long listing of names I have put them into column form - hoping they will be more readable; other places I have taken liberty to use outline form to make things stand out or readable.

In the family sections I have definitely made an outline form of children under their parents if at all possible and other editing to make these sections more readable and useable; slao besides making each family their individual page if more than one paragraph this makes it more accessible withou wading through all the other families - as there is an abundant wealth of information there to be accessed and sometimes in the straight paragraph form it is over whelming, hard to decipher and follow. And if clarification is needed it is put in [] as such: [of which were] I am hoping that I have done these sections justice - I have tried to use as much as I can the genealogical standard of the "Register" format without using the numbering system - as it was not used in presenting the material in this work. Also if a child/person was listed another family as being married - I have drew some of the information into the family where it has been omitted because of being in another family presented within thus to give a more complete listing as a reference tool; and also there in under that family group also. No information has been omitted while making these families into outline form - only re-arranged to be able to follow the "train of thought"- I hope?

Over the years - I have avoided this source too because of the "un-readability" of it. And now even more so in "older" years - when I have to take my glasses off to even read the computer screen - but can't see without them either at a distance!?!?

This is a start at making it friendlier - I hope you approve - I done it while reading it and using it for documentation for the site. As use it more I will continue proof further - I noticed allot of errors along the way and tried to correct them spellings with []; punctuations I just added or omitted along the way.


The Pioneers.

By Way of Introduction.

Chapter I. (1) As It Was In the Beginning.

Chapter II. (2) Eras of the Manifest Things.

Chapter III. (3) Gigantic Creatures of Ancient Times.

Chapter IV. (4) Traces of Very Early Settlers.

Chapter V. (5) Settling Prehistoric Problems.

Chapter VI. (6) Links In Nature's Chain.

Chapter VII. (7) The Mystery of the Mounds.

Chapter VIII. (8) The Days of the Redskins.

Chapter IX. (9) The Explorer Comes Exploring.

Chapter X. (10) White Man's Pageant.

Chapter XI. (11) The Jesuit Brings the Cross.

Chapter XII. (12) The Wildwood Rover.

Chapter XIII. (13) The Gay Voyageur.

Chapter XIV. (14) The Trader Seeks Pelts.

Chapter XV. (15) The 'Traveler Looks Around.

Chapter XVI. (16) Plenty Forest-No Shingle.

Chapter XVII. (17) But He Tells the World.

Chapter XVIII. (18) The Homeseeker Listens.

Chapter XIX. (19) Hard Times in the '30s.

Chapter XX. (20) Days of '36.

Chapter XXI. (21) Westward Ho!

Chapter XXII. (22) Covered Wagon Trek.

Chapter XXIII. (23) The Pioneer Comes.

Chapter XXIV. (24) The Pioneer Sees.

Chapter XXV. (25) The Pioneer Conquers.

Chapter XXVI. (26) First Families.

Chapter XXVII. (27) Soon After the First Families.

Chapter XXVIII. (28) Other Early Settlers

Chapter XXIX. (29) Still More Settlers

Chapter XXX. (30) Here Dwelt the Red Man.

Chapter XXXI. (31) "Lo, The Poor Indian!"

Chapter XXXII. (32) The Red Man Departs.

Chapter XXXIII. (33) He Leave a Few Tokens.

Chapter XXXIV. (34) Some Romantic Traditions.

Chapter XXXV. (35) Ghosts for Good Measure.

Chapter XXVI. (36) Protestant Beginnings.

Chapter XXXVII. (37) Sunrise Over A New Township.

Chapter XYXVIII. (38) In Communities United.

Chapter XXXIX. (39) Passing of the Pioneer.

Chapter XL. (40) Cities of the Departed.

Chapter XLI. (41) Indiana Centennial.

Chapter XLII. (42) Law and Order.

Chapter XLIII. (43) The Turn of the Century.

Chapter XLIV. (44) The Battle of the Highways.

Chapter XLV. (45) The Chautauqua.

Chapter XLVI. (46) Fires and Fire Fighters.

Chapter XLVII. (47) Distinguished Visitors.

Chapter XLVIII. (48) An Early Post­office.

Chapter XLIX. (49) What's In a Name?

Chapter L. (50) The Grand Army of the Republic.

Chapter LI. (51) Chronicle of the Churches.

Chapter LII. (52) Boys of Then and Now.

Chapter LIII. (53) The Press.

Chapter LIV. (54) Recollections.

By Way of Conclusion.

A Word of Gratitude.

A Picture of Yesterday - Spangler & Babcock



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