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 New book: Indiana Orphan Boy 1904

I wrote a book about my father you might be interested in. Dad was born 1904 in Monon, Indiana. He lived with his grandma near Knox on a small sand farm for two years (ages 5 to 7), until she died. Russell was then shuffled between relatives - often strangers - to work for his room and board in Hammond, Indiana (description of Hammond in 1913). At the age of eleven dad was put on a train to Montana, where he worked numerous farms and ranches around the area. At eighteen he traveled back to Indiana and worked around the Chicago area. Dad once owned four farms. One near St. John, two east of St. John and one at Crown Point. His business office in Hessville. He lived in Gary several years (at 330 Taft St. and then 3552 Tyler St., Glen Park).

Thank you,
Russell J. Milne, Jr.

Orphan Boy by R. J. Milne, Jr. available online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Authorhouse.com

Log Buildings of Southern Indiana, by Warren E. Roberts, has been re-released.

Houses, barns,and outbuildings constructed of logs have always aroused interest, wonder, and curiosity in Indiana. To many people they represent a very tangible link with the past, a way of gaining insight into the everyday life of the pre-industiral era.

Despite such interest, there have been few detailed studies of the log buildings of southern Indiana. Based on a close study of more than 400 log buildings carried out over a period of many years, Warren Roberts attempts to fill that lack. Employing more than 50 photographs and 45 drawings, Roberts describes the extant log buildings of southern Indiana, categorizes them, and tells how they were built. He also presents the background and history of log construction in western Europe and the United States, and he discusses various theories concerning the origins of log construction in America.

Warren E. Roberts has taught at Indiana University since 1949. He is currently professor emeritus of folklore and teaches courses in Indiana folklore and traditioanl material culture. He has published a number of articles on other aspects of the folk architecture of southern Indiana and on folk crafts in the region.

Book Price: $14.95 each

For domestic orders, include $2.00 for first copy, $.75 for each additional copy. For international orders, include $3.00 for first copy, $1.50 for each additional. All orders shipped surface unless otherwise requested.

Please make check payable to Folklore Publications Group

Trickster Press, Indiana University, Folklore Institute, 504 North Fess, Bloomington, IN 47405

For further information contact Trickster Press and Folklore Publications Group

Phone#: (812) 855-0426

Fax#: (812) 855-4008

E-mail: folkpub@ucs.indiana.edu

Geo. W. Maher Quarterly

Now in its seventh volume. About one of America's innovative architects, increasingly recognized for influential design in its widest sense.

In 1997: designing and planning in Gary, Indiana; a Maher neighborhood in Winnetka, Illinois; family news; schools in Kenilworth and Indiana.

Donald M. Aucutt, Editor & Publisher

For more information, call Editor Donald M. Aucutt (715) 848-2482 or (608) 1643-0113.

1224 Highland Park Boulevard

PO Box 1531

Wausau WI 54402-1531


Back issues available.

Complete back issues are available. You can purchase individual copies or volumes.

Volume 1, 1991 - $20.

Volume 2, 1992 - $20.

Volume 3, 1993 - $20.

Volume 4, 1994 - $21.

Volume 5, 1995 - $21.

Volume 6, 1996 - $23.

Volume 7, 1997 - $25.

Individual copies - $6.

To order, make your check payable to Geo. W. Maher Quarterly, and send to

1224 Highland Park Boulevard

Wausau Wl 54403.

(Geo. W. Maher designed the Marquette Park Bathouse and other structures in Gary, Indiana)

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