Bonita Marley, MPL director from 1961 to 1984, created the official Mooresville, IN town banner for the 150th anniversary of its founding (1974).
This old, red wooden bridge spanned the east fork of White Lick Creek along the Waverly Road, where present-day state roads 144 and 67 intersect in Mooresville, IN.
Paul Hadley, designer of the Indiana State Flag, with art student Ralph E. Priest (1923). Hadley's design was adopted in 1917 by the Indiana General Assembly.
Paul Hadley's state flag design (shown in the previous B/W photo) is now preserved at the Indiana State Library by the Indiana Historical Bureau.
Former residence of Paul Hadley (1880-1971), designer of the Indiana State Flag, on E. South St., Mooresville. The home was built ca. 1890.
This home of town founder Samuel Moore (1799-1889) was constructed by his son-in-law, Washington Conduitt, ca. 1852. It still stands today on W. High St., Mooresville, IN.
Allison's Grocery as it appeared in the early 1920s. The business was located in the Bass Building in downtown Mooresville, IN.
Round objects & motor vehicles (in neutral) appear to roll uphill on Gravity Hill, just west of Mooresville.
This 1910 Harley-Davidson motorcycle belonged to Elza D. Alexander (1893-1982), which he used from 1917 until he sold it in 1927 to Mooresville resident Harmon House (1910-1986) for $20. (Reference in the photo to Alexander's attending Monrovia High School in 1917 is incorrect; he was age 24 in 1917.)
Visit the MPL Indiana Room to learn more about local, county, and state history, as well as family histories and genealogy.
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A “TREASURE TROVE” OF LOCAL HISTORY
Learn more about the history of Mooresville, Indiana and vicinity by visiting our local history blog.
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Click the names below to learn more about these famous Mooresvillians.