Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953, American anthropologist, b. Philadelphia, B.A. Swarthmore College, 1915, Ph.D. Harvard, 1925. He was (1922-28) assistant curator at the Field Museum, Chicago, then taught at the Univ. of Wisconsin (1928-37), at Columbia (1937-46), and at Yale (1946-53). His wide studies in the Americas, Africa, Madagascar, and the South Pacific produced insights into the process of acculturation and the complex of cultural-psychological relationships. Among his more general works are The Study of Man (1936), The Science of Man in the World Crisis (1945), Most of the World (1949), and The Tree of Culture (1955).

See biography by A. S. Linton and C. Wagley (1971).

Linton, William James, 1812-97, Anglo-American wood engraver, author, and political reformer. In 1842 he began working as a wood engraver with John Orrin Smith and produced illustrations for the newly formed London Illustrated News. An ardent radical, he helped found the Leader, expounded the principles of Mazzini in the Red Republican, and started (1851) the English Republic. Later, he returned to wood engraving and in 1867 moved to the United States and set up a printing press in New Haven, Conn.; he continued the tradition of Thomas Bewick, advocating the use of the white as well as the black line. The best wood engraver of his day in England, he contributed more than any other to the regeneration of the art in America. His publications include The Life of Thomas Paine (1839), Some Practical Hints on Wood-Engraving (1879), The History of Wood-Engraving in America (1882), and Memories (1895).

See biography by F. B. Smith (1973).

Linton is a city in Stockton Township, Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,774 at the 2000 census. A coal mining town, it is located southeast of Terre Haute, Indiana. The current mayor is Tom Jones.


Linton was essentially founded around the entrepreneuring of John W. Wines, who first sold goods in the Linton area, briefly in 1831. Although he would later relocate to Fairplay, he returned and opened a general store in Linton in 1837. He would later build a small horse mill as well as a tannery, and started a recurring fur trade with the French in Vincennes. The town itself was officially chartered and named in June 1850, laid out by Hannah E. Osborn and Isaac V. Coddington. In 1904, bandleader/actor Phil Harris was born in Linton.


Linton is located at (39.036271, -87.165537).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,774 people, 2,450 households, and 1,526 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,949.7 people per square mile (753.2/km²). There were 2,792 housing units at an average density of 942.8/sq mi (364.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.30% White, 0.09% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 2,450 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,477, and the median income for a family was $36,138. Males had a median income of $32,213 versus $17,304 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,554. About 8.2% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Art and Entertainment

Linton Music Festival Mayberry meets Woodstock is the best way to describe the Linton Music Festival (LMF). It's small town meets big festival as nearly 40 artists grace 3 stages over 3 days in the rural Indiana city of Linton (pop. 6,000) and home to The Goose Pond, one of the Nation's largest wetland preservation projects. This year’s festival will take place August 29th-31st in the shaded confines of Humphreys Park. From garage bands to hot independent artists, the music offerings are very diverse with genres ranging from indie rock to bluegrass to Jazz.

Last year, over 10,000 people showed up from all over the Midwest to take in the sights and sounds of LMF. The festival provides itself in being a free, non-exclusive event that offers entertainment for all ages, shapes, colors, and sizes. Camping is available in several local areas close to the festival grounds.

Linton is located in Greene County, a musically rich area with several talented local artists and bands. These musicians take the stage every Labor Day weekend along with bands from all across the United States (LA, Chicago, Louisville, Florida, Oklahoma, and more). Last year's show featured bands like No More Kings, Aranda, Governor Davis and the Blues Ambassadors to name a few. This year, No More Kings and Aranda will return along with Blues legend, Duke Tumatoe, a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom radio show and of course, LMF staple Kade Puckett. Also performing will be Hightide Blues, fresh off the stage at Bonnaroo, and Jared Johnson, a former contestant on CMT's Can You Duet?

The best part of the Linton Music Festival is that it is completely free to the public! The festival operates as a non-profit entity that strives to promote the musical arts thanks to grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and Bloomington Arts Council. Get away from the hustle and bustle and plan your Labor Day weekend at the Linton Music Festival!

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