Paul W. Ogle, Vevay businessman with a growing $100,000,000 legacy.

Notable #19 - Paul W. Ogle, Vevay businessman with a growing $100,000,000 legacy.

Paul Ogle was an ordinary man from Vevay, Indiana who did extra-ordinary giving. He found great financial success in southern Indiana, but never lost touch with his humble beginnings.

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Country singer & DJ, Jack Reno, adds his immortal voice to a Vevay, Indiana ditty!

Notable #17 - Country singer & DJ, Jack Reno, adds his immortal voice to a Vevay, Indiana ditty!

He came from the farm, and he never ever forgot the little guy. He was very much into making sure that somebody who didn't have as much as others felt just as important as anybody else.

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Determined Vevay daughter, Lydia Moss Bradley, rising from tragedies to impact thousands with Bradley University.

Notable #16 - Determined Vevay daughter, Lydia Moss Bradley, rising from tragedies to impact thousands with Bradley University.

"...we are praising in Mrs. Bradley not a rich woman but a good woman whose life whether in riches or poverty would have been a precious legacy as it has been a noble service."

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Ernest O. Holland, Washington State University's Longest Serving President

Notable #15 - Switzerland County's unparalleled impact on education in America. A look at Ernest O. Holland's role.

Mr. Holland was the longest serving president of Washington State University from 1916 to 1944. One can imagine, with Mr. Holland's many roles in education, he inspired a number of his students to become educators, administrators, or sponsors of education.

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Weather observer, Charles G. Boerner has helped shaped meteorology for 150 years.

Notable #14 - Weather observer, Charles G. Boerner has helped shaped meteorology for 150 years

Charles' tedious and selfless contributions to his city and nation in an early and emerging scientific field garner him a spot as a notable figure in Switzerland County history.

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Eugene Smith, Aviator and Flight Instructor, Battled Prejudice Most of Life.

Notable #13 - Eugene Smith, Tuskegee Airman Who Fought Predudice on All Sides

They declined to allow him to do his flight training with the white soldiers. They sent him to Tuskegee, Alabama to train with the mostly African American pilots.

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Allen Walker - 1892 Harpers Weekly

Notable #11 - The film industry loves the Beauty of Switzerland County, Fresh Horses with Molly Ringwald did too.

The rolling hills, the valleys, the creeks, the trees, the animals ... the same reasons why we love it here, they loved it here.

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Allen Walker - 1892 Harpers Weekly

Notable #10 - Allen Walker, Patriot Native, Medal of Honor Recipient ... Scapegoat?

If we accept the facts as they are presented, then we are bound to be proven fools as sometimes new information is found to contradict the prior story. The story of Allen Walker 'may' certainly be one of those stories.

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A Quote from Vevay Author E.S.L. Thompson for Valentines Day.

Notable #9 - A Quote from Vevay Author E.S.L. Thompson for Valentines Day.

The story starts out with a father touting all the reasons why his daughter should marry this guy named Arthur Tristam, a man ...

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1820s Rare American Pictorial War Textile

Notable #8 - A Quilting World Rarity, American War Textile Depicts Vevay's Settlement

This unassuming quilt holds a massive history explosion with 41 different pictorial scenes all encompassed within within a 5' diameter.

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Will Henry Stevens(1881 - 1949) Portrait Circa 1923 - Wikipedia

Notable #7 - Will Henry Stevens
A Vevay Naturalist Who Impacted the Modern Art World

As some young folks in Vevay do, Will grew up roaming the hills and shores of Switzerland County. And like many of us, this exploration caused an engrained love for our surroundings.

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U.P. Schenck House on Market Street - Historical American Buildings Survey

Notable #6 - Why Vevay Architect
George H. Kyle Was Wrongfully Imprisonsed.

Kyle became embroiled in a political mess during the Civil War. Its a fascinating story about party politics, quick tongues, and government overreach.

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Markland Hydro Dam - Duke Energy

Notable #5 - Markland Dam, connecting Switzerland County to History, Recreation and Energy.

Along with all the built amenities at the Markland Dam Park, there are many other recreational activities available for you to enjoy.

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Reverend James Duncan Treatise on Slavery

Notable #4 - Reverend James Duncan
Trailblazer to Free Slaves

After ministering in both Ohio and Kentucky, Reverend Duncan moved to Vevay, Indiana in 1824. The very next year, he published "A Treatise on Slavery".

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Laura Bromwell, World Record Holding Aviatrix from Florence, Indiana

Notable #3 - Laura Bromwell
World Record Holding Aviatrix

World famous aviators, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and Howard Hughes, would come along 2 years after our famous aviator.

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Vevay s Hoosier Theatre the most charming Southern Indiana attraction for film and live performance.

Notable #2 - Vevay's Hoosier Theatre
the most charming Southern Indiana attraction for film and live performance.

... most notable about the Historic Hoosier Theatre is not necessarily what has already occurred ... about its potential for what can occur.

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Switzerland County Notable #1 - Meriwether Lewis

Notable #1 - Meriwether Lewis
His Indirect Role in Vevay's Future

It's almost hard to imagine that a coast to coast route of nicely black-topped road did not exist a short 225 years ago.

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