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September 5, 2011

 

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The Divorce Mill Of The Midwest

Indiana lawmakers in the 1850s were accused of having “practically legalized Free Love and its endless and nameless abominations" through liberal divorce laws.

June 6, 2011

 

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Refreshing The Memory Of A Parks Pioneer

A weary landmark in Riverside Park is a far cry from the vision Thomas Taggart had for Indianapolis as its mayor from 1895-1901.

June 11, 2007

 

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Toward the end of the 1960s, a diminishing tax base and a deteriorating downtown prompted Indianapolis civic leaders to push for measures that would revive the city. In 1970, the Indiana state legislature provided for the consolidation of the governments of Indianapolis and Marion County.

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