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Archive for September 2013

September 2, 2013

 

archival photo of conestoga wagon being pulled by team of horses

Lutheran Ministers On The Frontier

A German-speaking family moving from Pennsylvania or Ohio to Indiana would have had great difficulty finding a Lutheran church in the 1830s.

September 9, 2013

 

postcard of blasting furnace from 1910

At Home With The Captains Of Industry

The economic, social, and racial lines drawn in Indiana Harbor held firm for many decades after Inland Steel constructed its first mill on Lake Michigan.

September 16, 2013

 

aerial view of Vincennes University

The First University On The Western Front

By legal charter, Indiana could boast of a university ten years before it achieved statehood: Vincennes University was chartered in 1806.

September 23, 2013

 

little girl carrying water in a bucket

A Day In The Life Of A Hoosier Tenant Farmer

Many of the well-known images of life during the Great Depression are of farm families from the dustbowl of the Great Plains. Others picture Hoosier lives.

September 30, 2013

 

black and white photograph of workers standing along canal

Fighting Irish Along The Canal

Irish canal workers tried to ensure that as many men as possible from their own parts of Ireland were hired onto work crews; conflicts inevitably arose.

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