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Local Heroes and Famous Names

Famous Names and Local Heroes Associated with Culver

Mark A Roeder on Famous Names Associated with Culver

Cole Porter in Culver -- one of the most famous visitors to the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee

Literary Figures of Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee

The House of a Thousand Candles.  The book -- a mystery novel -- was believed to have been written at, and about, the famous "House of a Thousand Candles" (which still stands today) on the East Shore of Lake Maxinkuckee. Read all about it and read the whole book online! More info on Nicholson here. Info on ordering the book here.

Lew Wallace: his days on Lake Maxinkuckee

Booth Tarkington's Lake Maxinkuckee Days

James Whitcomb Riley: "The Hoosier Poet" writes of Lake Maxinkuckee

Artists of the Culver/Lake Maxinkuckee Area

Warner Williams: Culver's Revered Resident Artist by Jeff Kenney

Charles Duff, Artist.

Patrick Bannon: A Profile

Robert Nowalk: Academies' Art Instructor and Story Chairs Artist...

Culver Area Notables

The Eisenhard-Payson Legacy: The lives and contributions of Gen. George Eisenhard (of Culver Academy's first Science Department) and Col. Edward Payson, CMA Band Director, founder of the Moonlight Serenade, and consummate photographer.

Daniel McDonald: the life, writings, and legacy of newspaper editor, State Senator, historian, early club member on Lake Maxinkuckee, and behind the legislation that established the well-known Chief Menominee statue between Culver and Plymouth.

Culver's Titanic History. The story of the Titanic survivor who wound up living in Culver. Thanks to Peter Dutcher for this article, which appears on his site.

Dave Burns and the Culver Volunteer Fire Department: Three pages by Dave Burns' widow, Judi, on the fire department, full of rare photos.

The Fire Department History 

Art Fishburn's Last Ride

The Burning of the Lake Shore Garage.

Eunice Schrimsher -- beloved crossing guard for more than three decades, a memorial to Eunice was placed in Culver in 2005.

Culver's African-American Community, a look at the history and people who made up the community of black residents of Culver, most prominent from the 1920s-1960s.

"Chicago Girls Make Hit at Indiana Summer Resort," a strange and at times (unintentionally) humorous 1905 article from the Chicago American, describing the snubbing of Chicago's society women by Culver's and calling Culver "the Newport of Indiana." Thanks to Jim Peterson and Fred Karst for this one!

Robert B. Hartman on Culver's Black Horse Troop in the Presidential Inaugural Parades

World War II Veteran and Poet/Painter Oris M. Gentry