Creek Community Historical Society
virtual society that is helping to capture the history of the Mill
Creek Community using 21st century technologies.
project is making use of 21st century tecnologies (the World
Web) to assemble, present, and make available to anyone on the Internet
the 19th and 20th century history of the Mill Creek Community.
a peek - it's pretty cool:
- Graphics - Today's
population, especially its younger citizens, prefer
rather than reading about things. That's not to say we won't read
anything, but its often the graphical representation that first grabs
our eye and causes us to begin reading. A good example is
Geographics magazine. Looking at the photos and reading the
captions in National Geogrpahic is how many
if they will invest time to read the article text. The visitor
entry point to Mill Creek Communities history is through Google Earth.
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite
imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic
information at your fingertips.
Fly to your house. Just type in an address,
press Search, and you’ll zoom right in.
Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and
hotels. Get driving directions.
Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and
Save and share your searches and favorites. (This is the feature that this
project uses to share the Mill Creek Community history with anyone and
knowledge developed from research -
We've all marveled at the breadth and depth of encyclopedia's,
especially the really big, expensive ones that only libraries can
afford. According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, the
definition of an encyclopedia is "a work that contains information on
all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch
of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically often by
subject." That is exactly what this project is doing, developing a
comprehensive collection about a specific topic - the Mill
Community. Participants in this project will be documenting
historical projects using Wikipedia
- the free, online encyclopedia that anyone can add to and edit. A few
Mill Creek Community entries have been made to Wikipedia.
- General knowledge
During a defined project (e.g., about Pecksburg, Indiana) you will
learn that Arthur Trester, the founder and first commissioner of the
Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the person who the
Arthur L. Trestor Award Mental Attitude Award is named after, was born,
raised and went to school in Pecksburg. (Yes, there once was a school
in Pecksburg, two in fact.)
Internet search will produce all sorts of information about Mr.
Trester, the IHSAA, and the Trester Award. Rather than duplicate that
information, which would likely violate all sorts of copyright laws,
place a link to the source(s).
view an example of what I'm explaining, visit the Coatesville,
Indiana entry in Wikipedia and scroll down to
the the External
links section where you will find a link to A Brief
History of Coatesville.
Family trees and the associated geneology they represent is intersting
- to the families, but are usually not so interesting to acquantinces
this project we want to encourge recording Mill Creek Community family
histories, but please limit your contributions to sharing when and how
the family contributed to the history of the Mill Creek Community.
For example, the 1914 History
of Hendricks County includes an entry about the carriage
business that the the Edmondson
and operated in Clayton. Similar entries for the E.B. Owens
general merchandise store in Amo, T.R. Ruark's general mercantile in
Stilesville, and others are also listed.
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