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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Signs, Signs: Munseetown Square

Muncie, originally known as
Munseetown or Muncey Town
The village was originally named for 
the Munsee clan of the Delaware Indians.
And...Muncie is located in Delaware County.
Getting the drift?
Now on to the misnomer “Chief Munsee” and its true history…    
 After Edmund Burke Ball of the famed Ball family died, 
his widow and children wanted a sculpture to stand as a memorial to him. 
His widow had seen the original sculpture 
which stood in front of Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
So the family worked with the renowned sculptor Cyrus Dallin 
to make a full-size replica of the original sculpture.
 "Appeal to the Great Spirit" stands just east of the family homes at the fork
of Walnut Street and Granville Avenue.
Below is a postcard I often send to Postcrossing members.
Other historic details about Munseetown
can be found here and here
"Appeal the Great Spirit"

more signs
can be found
at Lesley's


Tom said...

There is a story to everything, isn't there! My daughter and grandson are postcrossing members! Tom The Backroads Traveller

RedPat said...

There is a lot of feeling in that sculpture!

foxysue said...

Hi Nonnie, I can't seem to find your email but just wanted to drop by to say thanks for commenting on blog once again, your words are consoling especially the bit where you said about praying that you recognize God's presence...x

Norma Ruttan said...

you bet, Tom, thanks for coming by.

Norma Ruttan said...

Sue, my email is above my header on the right hand side. I'm grateful that my words offered some consolation.

Ida said...

I love learning about how towns got their names. Considering I live in one with a very unusual name and lots of history. This one is neat too and I really liked that statue.