THE PEOPLE: The Christmas Cantata

The town of Freedom (pop. 250) lies in a darkly wooded valley in Owen County, Indiana. The country around it is mostly "hills, hollers and underbrush." That's the way Miss Edith Madden, the telephone switchboard operator, describes it. Freedom is a farming town, more than 100 years old, and is connected with the world by State Highway 67.

The town has three general stores—the Regal, Herb Minnicks and Dyers. It has two gas stations, a post office (Ross Gallimore, postmaster) and Fulk Bros. Electric Store. There are four churches—the Nazarene, Methodist,...

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