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May 21, 2012

 

One Room Schoolhouse

The Hoosier Boyhood Of A U.S. Senator

During his career in the U.S. Congress, Thomas became known as an advocate for working men and women—his empathy no doubt informed by his own Indiana boyhood.

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.

September 25, 2006

 

Black Pioneer Settlements

Only a few buildings and annual gatherings remain of the thirty to sixty Indiana farming settlements established before the Civil War by African-Americans.

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