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In 1943 the United States Office of Information Overseas Branch came to Madison to make a film about a typical American town. It was to be shown in distant countries to demonstrate how Americans in a small town lived. Local people and places were used and the town was quiet excited to be so honored. The film, directed by Josef von Sternberg, still exists and is fascinating to watch.
Our local history-genealogy specialist is
Monday and Wednesday 1-5; Thursday 4-9 and Saturday 9-5. You can ask a question online or by phone at 812-265-2744.
The library wishes to thank the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County for making this website possible!
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