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Posts tagged Henry Ward Beecher

July 16, 2012

 

Duchess d'Angouleme pear

The Reverend And The Duchess

The science of horticulture, long practiced back East, had gained little hold on the western frontier, and Reverend Beecher set about remedying the problem.

June 18, 2012

 

vintage wedding cake topper

A Society Wedding In Early Indianapolis

A letter written from Indianapolis in June 1840 suggests that weddings of the rich and famous were as eagerly anticipated almost two centuries ago as today.

February 15, 2010

 

Henry Ward Beecher’s Hoosier Years

Although his Indiana years were darkened by financial woes and family tragedy, Beecher later recalled his Hoosier period as the foundation of his career.

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