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Stuck River (now the White River) derived its name from the Indian "Stuch Um" meaning
big fish. Historic Sumner Walking
Tour Guide describes how Sumner got it's name:
He was also with President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater in Washington, DC when Lincoln was assassinated. Senator Sumner cradled Lincoln’s head and held his hand until he died.
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