Fred Knapp, one of Brookville’s early photographers

Contributed by David Taylor Fred Knapp was one of Brookville’s early photographers and documented thousands of local people and scenes over a long career. When he died in 1948, Brookville newspaper editor, H. E. “Pud” McMurray, heard that Knapp’s surviving negatives, many of which were on glass plates, had been taken to the dump. He went READ MORE


Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Society’s new Blog. We are excited to add this feature to our website, and we welcome our members and friends to post stories of interest. The Blog is intended for short articles (250 – 1,000 words) about local historical people, places and events. Please follow the submission guidelines here READ MORE