Delaware County Historical Society


Preserving Muncie and Delaware County History

“Let your poor old men and women sleep in quietness, and banish from their minds the dreadful idea of being burnt alive by their own friends and countrymen.”

– Governor William Henry Harrison to the Delaware Indians living on the White River in Muncie.

“If the world were a tuxedo, Muncie would be a pair of brown shoes.”

– Groucho Marx

“I am determined to stare these evil wishers of mine in the face till I have obtained the price stated here by yours truly, David Gharky.”

– Written by David Gharky in his book: “Life of David Gharky: Written by Himself.”

“To Rebecca Hackley, a half-blooded Miami, one section of land, to be located at the Munsey town, on White river, so that it shall extend on both sides to include three hundred and 20 acres of the prairie, in the bend of the river, where the bend assumes the shape of a horse shoe.”

– Treaty of St. Mary’s

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

– Emily Kimbrough