Raintree County Memories
Remembrance of an Epic Era
de Mark S. Orr
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"Raintree County Memories" by Mark S. Orr.
Revisit the wondrous days of the summer of 1956 when all of Hollywood gathered in Danville, Kentucky to make a movie about Henry County, Indiana. A movie based on the classic novel by Hoosier author Ross Lockridge Jr. about his real life family dating back to the early 1800's. A movie about the mythical tree planted by Johnny Appleseed from a single and unique seed from which would grow the magical Raintree, the finder of which would know true happiness and life fulfillment. See the stars of the film as never before...read stories about days on the set that summer when Hollywood came to Danville. Hear about the real life Indiana pioneers and places the story was based on. Read an eye-witness account of the assassination of President Lincoln. Follow Lincoln's funeral train as it passes through Indiana and see new and vintage photos of the place that came to be called Raintree County.