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February 20, 2012

 

view of Madison Indiana 1840s

Taking The State From Below

In 1840, Indiana's population was so concentrated in the south that one-half of the settlers lived within seventy-five miles of the Ohio River.

October 24, 2011

 

Ohio River

Drawing A Line In The Riverbed

Where does Indiana end and Kentucky begin? The answer seems simple enough: the Ohio River. But it’s not that simple.

July 23, 2007

 

Raintree County Festival

Every summer, the town of Danville, Kentucky sets aside two weeks to commemorate the anniversary of the filming of the last epic film made during MGM’s “Golden Age of Cinematography.” The Raintree County Festival casts a nostalgic glance back to 1957, when Liz Taylor, Montgomery Clift and Eva Marie Saint descended on the Kentucky town to shoot a picture based on a thoroughly Hoosier saga.

June 18, 2007

 

Charity Dye

A portrait of the Indiana Historical Commission in 1915 shows eight members, some bearded and most white-haired, in similarly cut three-piece suits. But it is the ninth commissioner that especially piques our curiosity. Barely peeking above the others’ shoulders is a woman of a certain age, in a broad-rimmed black hat. Having just begun serving on the commission when that portrait was made, Charity Dye used the appointment to play a major role in the state’s Centennial Celebration.

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