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Crossroads of American History

The Wayne County Historical Museum has an amazing, unique collection of artifacts.  So much so that Jim Harlan, Executive Director of the Wayne County Historical Museum, expressed his opinion in the Palladium-Item on February 15, 2010, that Wayne County should be called the "Crossroads of American History".

Jim noted "due to its (Wayne County, Indiana) very unique location in history. U.S. 40 (National Road) and U.S. 27 (Underground Railroad) are both Historical Highways. We are located smack dab in the middle of the historical development of our nation. With the pioneers moving from the East to the West and many migrations of the people moving from the South to the North, they passed through and many stayed in Wayne County. Many American families can trace some of their genealogical history to our area."

Photo taken February 4, 2010

Conestoga Wagon, circa 1790's
Conestoga Wagon - click to view on our Flickr feed.


Shawnee Moccasins:
from the adopted Indian family of early Wayne County settler, George Holman.
Shawnee Moccasins - click to view on our Flickr feed.


Pilot Automobile: Made in Richmond, Indiana

Pilot Automobile - click to view on our Flickr feed.


Cycle Car:
Invented by Hagerstown resident, Charles Tettor
Cycle Car by Charles Teetor - Click to view on our Flickr feed.


Jim Harlan:
 Executive Director of the Wayne County Historical Museum
Director Jim Harlan.  Click to view on our Flickr feed.

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