PAOLI — The Orange County Historical Society will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23rd 7 p.m. at the Paoli Public Library. This month’s program will focus on the Buffalo Trace.
It is said that one cannot separate people from the land where they live. A new organization, the Buffalo Trace Preservation Group, is taking this to heart and has started a major project to study the ancient Buffalo Trace and the people that made their homes nearby.
Located in south-central Indiana’s rugged hill country, Orange County is unusually blessed with its’ historical and natural heritage. Its rich resources served Native Americans well until the relentless American frontier pushed them westward. Significant remnants of this ancient pathway, the Buffalo Trace, remain in portions of central Orange County, as well as the homesteads that sprang up throughout the wilderness.
Come hear about the group’s discoveries and future plans from founding members Dave Drake, Steven Stewart and Rick Hockett.
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