Communities of Culture on the Early American Frontier: Investigating the Daniel Baum Family, Carroll County, Indiana

Author(s): Christopher R. Moore

Year: 2018

Summary

Daniel and Ascenith Baum arrived in Carroll County, Indiana on a keel boat in April 1825. One of the pioneering families in the region, the Baum residence quickly became a social entrepôt. The first store in the county was opened in one of the Baum cabins, the first courts were held in the Baum house, and travelers coming up the Wabash River regularly stopped at the Baum’s. The Baum farm, then, was a focal point for the development of a community identity for the region’s early settlers. This paper investigates the material remains of the Baum farmstead to better contextualize who the Baum’s were, where they came from, and their farm’s role as a significant place in the pioneering cultural landscape of Carroll County.

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Communities of Culture on the Early American Frontier: Investigating the Daniel Baum Family, Carroll County, Indiana. Christopher R. Moore. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441569)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 499