In 1883, a Bloomington teenager grew a legendary circus from a trained dog act. 100 years later, a backyard trapeze rig launched a new generation of performers.
Everyday life in Bloomington in the 1850s was a drama of scarce water and free-range pigs. The allure for prospective entrepreneurs was not obvious.
A 300 million year old material has made its way from the quarries of south central Indiana to the nation’s most significant landmarks.