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July 9, 2012

 

Lew Wallace At Work

The Athens Of Indiana

Although Lew Wallace put Crawfordsville on the map with Ben-Hur, most books written in the city's literary heyday are now found only in antiquarian bookstores.

April 2, 2012

 

Ben Hur Coffee

Marketing Ben-Hur

An epic tale by a Civil War general spawned a marketing frenzy that set a precedent for the commercial campaigns accompanying every blockbuster movie today.

January 24, 2005

 

Lewis "Lew" Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace led troops in the battle of Shiloh, and later in defense of Cincinnati and Washington. Wallace is little remembered today for his his literary masterwork, Ben-Hur.

October 11, 2004

 

Interurbans

“Interurbans”—also called electric railways—were once the cause of a wild but short-lived mania all over America, and Indiana was the heart of the industry.

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