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January 21, 2013

 

Senator Vance Hartke and Mayor Carl Capper

Vance Hartke, Indiana Liberal

When Hartke left Evansville for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he was the first Democrat to represent Indiana in the Senate for two decades.

March 26, 2012

 

Women Members of Congress, 1938

Virginia Jenckes: Populist, Patriot, Iconoclast

Jenckes became politically engaged in the 1920s, when she observed firsthand how the lack of public flood control programs affected farmers’ livelihoods.

June 6, 2011

 

taggartmemorial

Refreshing The Memory Of A Parks Pioneer

A weary landmark in Riverside Park is a far cry from the vision Thomas Taggart had for Indianapolis as its mayor from 1895-1901.

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