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May 27, 2013

 

A Motorcade Fit For A Prince

The trip from Indianapolis to Lafayette in 1904 took four and a half hours of driving time, not considering numerous stops for cooling and tire changing.

January 2, 2012

 

Bank Vigilantes

Bankers Packing Heat

A rash of robberies in the 1920s prompted bank employees to take up arms in the name of vigilante justice.

May 18, 2009

 

Spinning dreams out of two wheels

Two staples of twentieth-century American culture share a common progenitor. Ironically, the father of the Indy 500--and Miami Beach--rolled in on two wheels.

November 12, 2007

 

Orthopedics

In the last century and a half, Indiana has made been recognized worldwide for its leadership in a variety of industries—from limestone production to automobile manufacture. Advances in medical technology and the graying of the population have conspired to place a different Hoosier-based industry at today’s corporate vanguard.

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