Historical Images of Porter County
Suman Cornet Band
Date: Circa 1910
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: AZO
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: An article published on February 3, 1959, in The Vidette-Messenger (Volume 32, Number 178, Pages 1 and 6) provides detailed information concerning General Isaac C. B. Suman, founder of the town of Suman in Jackson Township. In this article it is written that "When the [Baltimore & Ohio] railroad came in 1872 Gen. Suman established a townsite which prospered for a time. Gen. Suman was postmaster there for several years, and he promoted a number of civic enterprises, not the least of which was the Suman Cornet Band, which in those days, was a necessary adjunct to every nearby celebration."
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