Jasper chose the General Electric Company to oversee a project designed to install a garbage disposer in every home in the town.
In a time when modern transportation and communication had yet to transform rural America, churches were often at the center of small-town social life.
In the 1910s and 1920s, many farmers created their town small telephone systems.
Hoosier Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf's love of place runs throughout many of his writings.
In 1849, no one knew what caused cholera—a miasma in the air emanating from filth in the street,or living a life that was dissolute or intemperate
At the turn of the last century, traveling chautauquas brought rural and small town residents cultural entertainment with a religious component.
During the Civil War, Indiana Republicans continually worried that many Hoosier Democrats were conspiring with the South to overthrow the state government.
And when station owners went looking for popular programming that would draw fans and encourage advertisers, they discovered that one sure bet was basketball.
Childcare advocate Lyman Alden was ahead of his time, and the children who passed through Rose Orphan Home benefited from his compassion and dedication.
Richmond had grown rapidly since the construction of the National Road, so citizens were dismayed to discover their town had officially decreased in population