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Washington's own living legend, Charles "Chuck" Harmon, will return to his hometown this weekend when he will lead the Bicentennial Parade down Main Street as its grand marshal.

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A full house at Washington’s Hatchet House on a Saturday night in February usually means “basketball,” especially when someone mentions the largest crowd ever to fill the Hatchet House. But on Feb. 10, 1968, not just the Hatchets’ fans, or the State of Indiana, but the entire country had its…

Washington is celebrating its 200th year, alongside a couple other cities and the state of Indiana itself. While Washington has a rich history, it is not the oldest city in the state, as several other cities were established in Indiana prior to it earning statehood.

Courthouse blazes were costly and destructive through the years in Washington to the Daviess County-owned facility, with the most recent blaze just more than 30 years ago in 1985.


This is a series featuring historic homes in Daviess County. The Daviess County Historical Society and the Bicentennial Steering Committee joined forces to bring the Bicentennial Home Project to life by printing 200 signs for owners of homes more than 100 years old. Over 50 homes currently h…

A violence-packed, long strike at the Evans Railcar Division divided the City of Washington in 1980, when the Local 39, of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and company management couldn’t come to an agreement with the freight car manufacturer. Eventually the strike was settled on a 137-104 …

Easter of 1913 brought one of the most devastating weather events in American History and part of it played out in Daviess County. The flood of 1913 impacted areas from New Orleans to New York. It began with a massive and damaging storm that produced tornados and dumped massive amounts of wa…

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About once a week I’d make the trip from E. VanTrees up N.E. Fourth, take a right, and there it was -- G.C. Murphy’s -- my favorite store growing up. Inside Murphy’s you could find almost anything, but especially a frozen Coke, some warm peanuts and Brach’s chocolate stars.

While both Washington and Daviess County celebrates their bicentennial year in 2016, the first residents of the county are known to have arrived as early as 1801.

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MAGDALENA WAGLER — The funeral for Magdalena Wagler was held at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at the Amos and Susanna Wagler residence, with home ministers officiating. Burial was in Wagler Cemetery.