My minions and "Flat" Cauli embarked upon another adventure following in the footsteps of Paul Hadley (1880-1971), designer of the Indiana State Flag, artist, teacher, curator, and longtime Mooresville, Indiana resident. It was really hot, humid, and, periodically, raining, so I stayed home. As boss kitty, I can do that. Just ask Tober, another famous library boss feline.
on the back of Lydia Moon's grave stone
(Simon's is on the other side)
(image courtesy of Google Maps, 2016)
Location of Simon Moon's cabin
(photo by Steve Saucerman, March, 2016)
(note slight swale in front of hill, as shown
in Paul Hadley's painting)
- "Simon Moon was one of the outstanding Quakers in his day, being a farmer, tanner, shoe cobbler, herb doctor, and was believed by some to be a conductor for the 'Underground Railroad.'"
2016 Update: Many thanks to MPL trustee Steve Saucerman for determining the location of Simon Moon's cabin based upon a comparative analysis of modern topographical maps and Richie's 1875 map. Here's a photo of Steve on the MPL Carnegie Library's last day (January 1988).