Creek Community Historical Society
virtual society that is helping to capture the history of the Mill
Creek Community using 21st century technologies.
down to find instructions on using Google Earth
and the Mill Creek Community files.
How well do you know the history of the Mill Creek Community?
you name the famous person who was born and raised in Pecksburg? Arthur L.
Trestor, founder of the IHSAA and the person the Trestor Mental
Attitude award is named after.
- Have you
ever driven through Georgetown, a town that was platted, with
80 lots and a town square in 1837? Georgetown
was located 1 mile west of Stilesville on U.S. 40.
was a jail once located in Coatesville? The
Coatesville jail was located just south of the railroad tracks near the
you seen an aerial view of the path of the 1948 tornado? It was
1/2 mile wide and swept away most of Coatesville, Hadley and part of
was the name of a once famous resort in this area? Magnet
Springs, just north of Cartersburg along the Cartersburg/Danville road,
once was the site of a large and highly popular resort.
- Where did the U.S.
Army's have a mule farm during the Civil War? About 1/2
mile south of U.S. 40 and about 1/4 mile west of CR 0 was the
site of the U.S. Army's mule farm.
was the first postmaster of Jacktown? A
postoffice operated in Jacktown (U.S. 40 & CR 0) from 1888
until 1896. The first postmaster was Alfred Clawson.
built and owned Clayton Mills? Vanarsdell
& Shaw built a world-class grain mill in Clayton in 1903.
caused the citizen of Amo to evacuate the town? A local
east bound freight split a switch at the East edge of Amo and three or
four cars of oil were wrecked and on fire.
is the name of the famous doctor who moved to Clayton in 1901? Dr. D.
Monroe Reynolds, the youngest doctor to ever be named the head of St.
is the surname of the family that owned one of the largest carriage
shops in Hendricks County? The
Edmondson Brothers (Columbus & Charles A.) owned an 8,000 sq.
ft. carriage shop in Clayton.
Want to learn more
about the history of the Mill Creek Community? It's easy and free (two
words you seldom hear anymore). Just follow these instructions.
- Download the
Mill Creek Community revision from this Web page. It is
suggested that you SAVE the file to a location and folder that will
make it easy for you to find later.
- Install the Google Earth application
viewer on your personal computer (PC).
only need to do this step once. Also,
installing Google Earth requires that you login as
an ADMINISTATOR on the PC. After the install is complete you
return to normal login privlages. Not sure if you have ADMINISTRATOR
privlages? Ask you PC support person/group.)
the Google Earth icon that has been added to your PC. If you get error
messages, the install did not complete properly - possibly because you
do not have ADMINISTRATOR privliges.
the left side navigation box of Google Earth, click on TEMPORARY PLACES.
the upper left side of the topmost toolbar of Google Earth, click on
FILE and OPEN.
the Windows™ dialogue box to move to the file location where
you saved the Mill Creek Community file. (The file
name you are looking for is DOC - pay no
attention to the files in the folder. They are support files.)
the file highlighted, click the OPEN button.
file name will appear under the TEMPORARY PLACES title in the left side
navigation box of Google Earth and the image will begin to zoom in on
the Mill Creek
you are all set to enjoy a graphical tour of the Mill Creek
much stuff showing at once? Use the + and - buttons in the left side
navigation panel to expand or collapse content. Clicking on a check
mark will turn off the items (or group of items).
you close the Google Earth application you will be asked if you want to
save the items in the TEMPORARY PLACES into the MY PLACES folder. It is
your choice, however it is recommended that if you decide to SAVE the
latest version that you first delete any previous MILL CREEK COMMUNITY
files in the MY PLACES folder in order to avoid duplication and
here for the latest Mill Creek Community file.
you have verified, using the steps above, that Google Earth is
installed and working properly, from then on you can simply click on
the Mill Creek Community file you saved and it will automatically open
both Google Earth and the Mill Creek Community.
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