Pioneer History
by Town Historian Richard C. Schmal -- Lowell, Indiana

The monthly "Pioneer History" column by Richard C. Schmal began appearing in the Lowell Tribune in January 1980 and continues to this day. With Mr. Schmal's permission, the columns will now also be available over the Internet. The only parts omitted are references to upcoming Historical Society meetings and other events that have no relation to the actual story of each column. Any small changes, additions and clarifications to the original stories have been done under Mr. Schmal's direction.