PHOTOS: Stuart Cassidy
Part of the countywide Dogwood Tour, Shubael Pioneer Village played host April 26 to a more primitive time in the county’s history. Within a wooded setting, many sightseers trekking the paths stopped at different locations to learn about Perry County’s early history. Those in attendance learned first-hand what it took to live in the 19th century Indiana wilderness. In the top photo, Becky Monetathachi spins yarn on the porch of one of several cabins at the village. At bottom, displaying a mountain-man survival kit, Albert Hagedorn, pictured far right, shows how to generate a fire using flint while Hancock County resident Kimmy Henning inspects one of Hagedorn’s handmade muskets. Hagedorn also told the group fishhooks were a key to bartering since local tribesmen loved the small ironwork products.