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January 6, 2014

 

An Avant-Garde Electric Car

Gasoline propulsion claimed the day, and by 1914 the Waverley Electric car went out of production. Turns out, the vehicle was a century ahead of its time.

January 13, 2014

 

Mapping The Frontier

Gazetteers helped lure settlers westward into the towns of Indiana and other frontier states and gave them concrete information about their destinations.

January 20, 2014

 

A Shifting Role On The Civil War Homefront

Women on the Civil War home front spent the war years occupied with matters outside the boundaries of what was then considered “women’s work”.

January 27, 2014

 

brick Romanesque Revival church in downtown Indianapolis

The Second Life Of An Indianapolis Landmark

As demographic change altered the landscape of downtown Indianapolis, the church that had housed Indiana's largest Methodist congregation faced demolition.

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