FOOTSTEPS IN HISTORY


 

 

How well do you know White County history?

1) Who is this young soldier? What Monticello business does he have?

2) In 1913, for the first time ever recorded in White County History happened at the funeral of Mrs. Alphens Elmore. The deceased was 82 years old, so what happened?

3) In 1917, Monticello would be on the route of a new highway. What highway was this?

ANSWERS

1) Who is this young soldier? What Monticello business does he have?

Answer: This is Perry Godlove and is the proprietor of Godlove Enterprises. Their company is located at 933 W. Hanawalt Road in Monticello. The company pumps out septic tanks along with selling water softeners, and conditioners, and tests water samples.

2) In 1913, for the first time ever recorded in White County History happened at the funeral of Mrs. Alphens Elmore. The deceased was 82 years old, so what happened?

Answer: For the first time ever the funeral procession to the cemetery had no horse-drawn carriages. This marks the novel feature of using automobiles for the trip to the cemetery. The only horse-drawn conveyance was the hearse. One of the chief reasons given was that carriages were being replaced with automobiles and carriages were somewhat scarce.

3) In 1917, Monticello would be on the route of a new highway. What highway was this?

Answer: The Hoosier State Automobile Association was given the authority to announce that a new highway would pass through White County and would connect the towns of Kentland, Monticello, Logansport, Wabash, Fort Wayne, and Toledo. We know this road today as U.S. 24.

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