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Archive for January 2005

January 3, 2005

 

Indiana and The Jazz Age

in Indy, Gary, Fort Wayne, and Muncie, Black entertainment in Indiana flourished during the period from 1930 through the 1950’s. Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis became a hotspot of Black culture.

January 3, 2005

 

Automobile Industry

When you think of the early automobile, you likely picture Henry Ford, the Model T, and Detroit, but did you know that Indiana also played a prominent role in the early automobile industry?

January 10, 2005

 

James Oliver and the Chilled Plow

Since its earliest days, Indiana has been an agricultural state. And it was a South Bend resident, James Oliver, who was responsible for simplifying farmers’ lives by revolutionizing plow design.

January 17, 2005

 

James Whitcomb Riley

Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley worked as a sign painter, traveling actor, and newspaperman before finally enjoying success. He was initially turned away by many of the larger publishers.

January 24, 2005

 

Lewis "Lew" Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace led troops in the battle of Shiloh, and later in defense of Cincinnati and Washington. Wallace is little remembered today for his his literary masterwork, Ben-Hur.

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