The British Indian poet Muhammad Iqbal stated “A community receives light from its history, it becomes aware of itself by remembrance of its history.” For we as a community to imagine our collective story, it is important that we know our history and the significant figures who contributed to who we are today. In light of this, we would like to present to you a brief history of one of the preeminent historical figures of Wells County, Charles Clemon Deam. Charlie wore many hats, he was a successful small businessman, self-trained botanist, state forester, and community leader.
Written by Emily Marshall
Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at email@example.com.