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The Best of Lafayette

The Best of Lafayette is a large-format, coffee table book with over 200 rare black & white photographs. This hardbound volume contains 160 pages. Captions and text by Fern Martin and Paula Woods. Both women have been recognized as being recipients of the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor the governor of the State of Indiana can bestow on a civilian.

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Muncie, Indiana: A Pictorial History

Dick Greene’s Neighborhood
160 pages, over 300 black-and-white photographs
By John B. Straw
   Only $24.95 plus tax and shipping

Newspaperman Dick Greene, during his 39 years at the Muncie Star, left behind a legacy of over 10,000 columns and almost 3,000 photographs that documented Muncie, Indiana; “America's hometown.”

    Featured in this pictorial is:
  • Muncie’s fascinating New York Central Railroad history; including the Big 4 railroad yards and the old Union Station.
  • Bearcat High School Basketball, which has claimed more state championships than any other high school in Indiana.
  • The original five Ball brothers, who were a founding family of Muncie.
  • Muncie’s feature in LIFE magazine by acclaimed photographer Margaret Bourke-White in a pictorial called "Middletown: A Study in American Culture."
  • Unsolved Muncie Mysteries
  • F.C. Ball, who donated land that became Ball State University.

From the 1930s through the 1970s, Dick Greene left behind a legacy of anecdotes, unusual experiences, and everyday happenings, such as the life of blacksmiths and horseshoers, the local maple sugar industry, as well as the devastation caused by tornadoes and fires. We hope that you will enjoy and treasure this portrayal of Dick Greene's Neighborhood.