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July 20, 2009

 

A Stone of One’s Own

The building block of the nation’s public landscape is equally renowned for its role in private life.

July 13, 2009

 

Making Tracks Out of the Stone Age

Mechanization of the removal and transport of Indiana limestone ultimately transformed the skylines of New York, Chicago and Washington.

January 22, 2007

 

Sam Bass

While John Dillinger might be considered Indiana’s most notorious gangster, and the Reno gang of Seymour credited with having invented the train robbery, a different Hoosier miscreant may have left the largest footprint on American folklore. Before astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom put Mitchell on the map, the small town’s best-known native son was undoubtedly Sam Bass.

March 27, 2006

 

Persimmons

Food connoisseurs prize native persimmons, Diospyros virginiana, Latin for "food of the gods." The burnt-oragne fruit is indigenous to the Wabash Valley.

April 18, 2005

 

Gus Grissom

Virgil “Gus” Grissom from Mitchell, Indiana graduated from Purdue University, joined the Air Force, and went on to become one of the nation’s seven original Mercury astronauts.

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