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