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February 13, 2012

 

steamboat on Ohio River

Steamboat Dreams

New Albany promoted itself as the "real head of navigation on the Ohio-Mississippi system". But merchants never realized their steamboat dreams.

February 12, 2007

 

Charlestown Powder Plant

Even before the U.S. officially entered the second world war, Congress authorized increased spending for the manufacture of arms for sale to the allied forces. The passage of the first national defense appropriations act in June 1940 quickly resulted in the construction of the world’s largest smokeless powder plant near Charlestown, Indiana.

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