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Discovering History from Tippecanoe to Tipp City
Local author Susan Furlong documents the first 100 years through vintage images.
Tippecanoe started as a tiny stop on the Miami-Erie Canal in 1840, but instead of stagnating as many early towns on the canal did, it flourished. This was thanks to enterprising and hardworking men and women who took advantage of the modern transportation and then stayed for generations. Numerous businesses, factories, and families have come and gone since the canal was abandoned, but by making the most of every new method of travel and technology, Tippecanoe/Tipp City continues to thrive.
The name change came in 1938 because of mail delivery mix-ups with another Ohio town of the same name, but that did not change the fact that its founding people have made Tippecanoe a great place to raise children and build a future. In Tipp City today that tradition continues, as it has always been a place where “people were so busy living their lives that they didn’t know they were living history.”
Highlights of Tippecanoe to Tipp City: The First 100 Years:
• The Tippecanoe Historical Society will be selling the books as a fundraiser to help benefit the historical society and the Tippecanoe Historical Museum.
• The book expands the collection of historical information first begun by Grace Kinney who many residents will remember.
• Many local residents proudly shared their history with the author for this book and will enjoy seeing their stories in print.
Author Susan Furlong has put her love of Tipp City into words by writing two historical plays and numerous newspaper articles about Tippecanoe’s past. The images seen throughout Images of America: Tippecanoe to Tipp City: The First 100 Years were provided by the Tippecanoe Historical Society and by local community members.
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