Legendary Locals of Aurora, Indiana

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Arcadia Publishing, 2013 - History - 125 pages
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Aurora, just 20 miles south of Cincinnati, is located at a north-south bend in the Ohio River in Dearborn County. The first settlers, Revolutionary War veterans Isaac Morrison, Adam Flake, and George Cheek, arrived in the 1790s looking for a new start for their families. The history of the city was shaped by the Ohio River, as well as industrial leaders like Thomas Gaff, Peter Williams, and O.P. Cobb and city leaders such as "Watchdog of the Treasury" representative William S. Holman, his partner Judge John D. Haynes, and Dr. John Sutton and his tireless work to cure cholera. Today, Aurora is known for its picturesque historic downtown and churches. Volunteers like the Turner family, the Charlotte (Peters) Hastings family, and the Aurora Lions Club work to keep the town beautiful.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
CHAPTER TWO Building an Ohio River Town
25
CHAPTER THREE Community Service Legends
49
CHAPTER FOUR Community Legends
71
CHAPTER FIVE Artistic Legends
85
CHAPTER SIX Future Legends
95
Index
126
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The photographs within these pages have been generously donated from families for this Dearborn County Historical Society project, which seeks to ensure that Aurora continues to mark its place in history and time.

The photographs within these pages have been generously donated from families for this Dearborn County Historical Society project, which seeks to ensure that Aurora continues to mark its place in history and time.

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