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November 9, 2009

 

The Golden Age of Coal in Greene County

Greene County’s first coal mine was built in 1859; there were about 200 mines in the area by century’s end.

July 6, 2009

 

Circus City Parade

Peru, Indiana bills itself as the Circus Capital of the World, and rightly so.

October 6, 2008

 

Hoosier Gold

When “Baltimore Bullet” Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, not only his competitors were left in his wake. With this accomplishment, the swimming champion set a new record for number of first-place wins in a single year’s Olympic Games.

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