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From Our Files (July 20, 2022)


July 20, 2022

July 29, 1972

Isobella McKercher Braden retired as Postmaster of the Crawfordsville Post Office, which was raised from fourth class to third class during her time there. She began operating the office as acting Postmaster on July 1, 1943, serving the position the longest of anyone in the office, and was the only one who worked under Civil Service there.

Braden’s father is the namesake for McKercher State Park, which sits across from her family home. He owned the “new” Finley Flouring Mill nearby, which later collapsed from old age. Braden was the first “Goddess of Liberty” at the...

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