Those interested in the history and genealogy of Parke County, Indiana, now have an opportunity to purchase a previously out-of-print book. The Parke County Historical Society has again reprinted John Hanson Beadle’s 1880 History of Parke County. This book was originally part of Hiram W. Beckwith’s History of Vigo and Parke Counties, together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic, though, for the most part, out-of-the-way sources, published in 1880 by H. H. Hill and N. Iddings.
The Parke County section has been taken out of the larger volume and published as a separate work. It was last reprinted in 2005 by the Parke County Historical Society. Each copy includes a separate index.
Details are available at http://www.tribstar.com/history/local_story_115210708.html.