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October 8, 2007

 

Frost Is on the Punkin

As the days grow brisker and the leaves take on brilliant hues, many Americans of a certain generation are wont to characterize the season with an expression born in Indiana. “When the frost is on the punkin” is the opening phrase of a classic poem by James Whitcomb Riley.

June 4, 2007

 

Extension Homemakers

As the days grow brisker and the leaves take on brilliant hues, many Americans of a certain generation are wont to characterize the season with an expression born in Indiana. “When the frost is on the punkin” is the opening phrase of a classic poem by James Whitcomb Riley.

September 4, 2006

 

Elwood Haynes

Charles and Frank Duryea claimed to have made the first automobile. Elwood Haynes of Kokomo, Indiana challenged the Duryea Brothers' claim.

April 10, 2006

 

Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

Nearly 50 tornadoes cut a swath from Iowa to Ohio, leaving 271 people dead and more than 3400 injured. In Indiana alone, the death toll was 137, 1700 injured.

October 11, 2004

 

Interurbans

“Interurbans”—also called electric railways—were once the cause of a wild but short-lived mania all over America, and Indiana was the heart of the industry.

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