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December 30, 2013

 

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Soldiers’ Solace: Clubmobile Women During World War II

Clubmobile women did more than hand out coffee and doughnuts. Their most important job was to listen to soldiers' fears, frustrations, and hurts.

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December 23, 2013

 

A Subtle Celebration

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.

December 16, 2013

 

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Slaying The Dragon

From small beginnings in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan had attracted an estimated thirty percent of all white males in the Hoosier state onto its membership rolls.

December 9, 2013

 

On The Vanguard For African American Rights

At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.

December 2, 2013

 

military commission that tried Lambdin Milligan in 1864

The Infamous Hoosier Behind the Right To a Fair Trial

Although Milligan conspired against his government, the Supreme Court ruling in his case set a precedent regarding the rights of citizens to a fair trial.

November 25, 2013

 

abandoned railroad tracks

The Legend of Pinhook

During the 1850s, a rail line planned to connect Lafayette and Covington, Kentucky would have stopped at Pinhook. The railroad never materialized.

November 18, 2013

 

newspaper photo of Indiana high school basketball game

An Unsung Hero of Hoosier Hysteria

Referees have been indispensable to the history of Indiana basketball, although their contributions are far less storied than those of the players and coaches.

November 11, 2013

 

horse and buggy

How Hobart Really Got Its Name

The name of the northern Indiana city of Hobart is attached, via local legend, to a traveler and his horse.

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