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September 2, 2013

 

archival photo of conestoga wagon being pulled by team of horses

Lutheran Ministers On The Frontier

A German-speaking family moving from Pennsylvania or Ohio to Indiana would have had great difficulty finding a Lutheran church in the 1830s.

June 27, 2011

 

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An Émigré In The Wild

"The backwoodsman loves freedom and equality above all else," the curmudgeonly émigré conceded,"and he will see them observed for friends and neighbors.”

January 7, 2008

 

Kurt Vonnegut

With the passing of 2007, Indianapolis completes its year-long commemoration of native son Kurt Vonnegut. When the irreverent author passed away in April, the city had already unveiled plans to christen 2007 “The Year of Kurt Vonnegut.” Ironically, the author had once joked that he would be remembered in his hometown only by virtue of his familial relation to a longtime Indianapolis hardware store chain.

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