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Angola In 1895 Steuben Republican May 29, 1895

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The Town of Angola is the seat of justice of Steuben County, and its main trading point, which makes her intimately connected every other town in the county.  In enterprise Angola is second to no other town of its size in northeastern Indiana, inasmuch as she is blessed with just enough to bring about sharp competition on traffic, which, of course, enables her merchants and business men generally, to successfully compete with surrounding towns.  The trading interests of Angola are quite as diversified as can be found in many metropolitan centers-general merchandising, growing transactions in local operations, shipments of products and special features of business operations all tend to call together that class of business men and mechanics that form the only true basis upon which to form the lasting life of any growing town.  Angola's growth has been steady, rather than spasmodic, which places it on a more

substantial foundation.  The town has never had a boom. 




The value of Angola's real property is $434,735, and accessed valuation of taxable property is $834, 735.  This of course, does not include the church or school property, which is non-taxable.  The church property is values at about $30,000. and the school property at $28,000.




Angola is just now being provided with a fine system of water works, which when competed, will give us an ample supply of water for house purposes and protection against fires.  The water is derived from drive wells, and i pure and wholesome.  There are also two fine artesian wells on the outskirts of the town whose waters are heavily impregnated with medicinal qualities.  A good volunteer fire department attends promptly to fire alarms.




The town is well lighted with electricity, there being two electric light plants which give good service.