As demographic change altered the landscape of downtown Indianapolis, the church that had housed Indiana's largest Methodist congregation faced demolition.
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”.
Gazetteers helped lure settlers westward into the towns of Indiana and other frontier states and gave them concrete information about their destinations.
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.
Clubmobile women did more than hand out coffee and doughnuts. Their most important job was to listen to soldiers' fears, frustrations, and hurts.
Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.
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.
At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.
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.
During the 1850s, a rail line planned to connect Lafayette and Covington, Kentucky would have stopped at Pinhook. The railroad never materialized.