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May 5, 2013


An Ignominious Governorship

On Governor David Wallace's watch, the internal improvements program bankrupted the state and the Potowatomi Indians were exiled to Kansas by armed militia.

November 12, 2012


landscape painting by T.C. Steele

Adapting To Life On The Frontier

In 1812, Pennsylvania lawyer John Test and his family moved west, reluctantly settling in the Whitewater River town of Brookville, Indiana.

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.

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