Did you know that Charles Hollis Taylor, better known as Chuck Taylor, was born in Van Buren Township on June 24, 1901. Chuck is best known for his association with Converse in producing, improving, and selling Chuck Taylor All- Star sneakers. The athletic shoes are the best selling basketball sneaker in American history.
Did you know some important U.S. politicians knew and commented about Brown County's scenic beauty. In 1934 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Nashville instead of Indianapolis. While here she and a companion visited the Brown County Art Gallery and purchased two paintings by James Topping. While campaigning for U.S. president in 1952, Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, speaking to an audience in Evansville, Stevenson said that he'd rather be in Brown County, where he would "like to sit in the autumn sun and look across the scenic hills for about two weeks." Of course the two politicians went in different directions later in their lives. Mrs. Roosevelt shepherded the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the UN while Governor Stevenson lost the presidency to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 before becoming Ambassador to the United Nations.
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