Fort Branch & Haubstadt Public Library

Hours & Locations

    • Fort Branch Public Library

      107 E Locust St.
      Fort Branch, IN 47648

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      Phone: 812-753-4212

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Sunday: Closed

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    • Haubstadt Public Library

      101 W. Gibson St.
      Haubstadt, IN 47639

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      Phone: 812-768-6005

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: Closed
      Sunday: Closed

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Historical Snapshot- One Legged Ben Wallace

Jul 10, 2023 | Historical Snapshots

On the back of this photograph (pictured below) is a handwritten description by Homer T. Genung, “One legged Ben Wallace standing in front of Runcie Drug in Ft. Branch.” Charles B. Runcie owned a drugstore in Fort Branch in the early 1900s. He was also a member of the Fort Branch Public Library Board of Trustees for many years. According to a separate note written on the back of this photo, this drugstore became the “site of the Del Peerman building” in the 1980s, which is currently the KANT Brewing Co. You can see the outline of the old train depot in the background.