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.
A German-speaking family moving from Pennsylvania or Ohio to Indiana would have had great difficulty finding a Lutheran church in the 1830s.
It was Will Vawter's introduction in 1893 to poet James Whitcomb Riley that would put Vawter’s art in the public eye.
When Gilbert De La Matyr began to preach currency reform and condemn capital, he was accused in the press and by many in the church of communism.
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.