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July 6, 2009

 

Circus City Parade

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

August 4, 2008

 

100 Year Flood

When purchasing home insurance one anticipates every contingency, including such events as a “100 Year Flood.” In June 2008, Hoosiers in south-central Indiana learned exactly how formidable that event could be. The state’s hydrologist officially termed the 2008 deluge a “100 Year Flood” when water levels broke records set during the Great Flood of 1913. […]

May 14, 2007

 

Winona Lake

The turn-of-the-century phenomenon known as Chautauqua was uniquely American in its blend of religion and entertainment, politics and culture, and the bucolic enjoyment provided by the booming railroad industry. The Winona Lake Chautauqua was no exception.

November 27, 2006

 

Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

Peru, Indiana served as home base for some of the greatest shows on earth in an era when the circus industry relied heavily on rail travel.

April 24, 2006

 

The Canal Era

Inspired by George Washington's idea of linking the east to the midwest, early Indiana leaders set about the construction of the Wabash and Erie Canal.

June 27, 2005

 

Cole Porter

Cole Albert Porter composed hundreds of songs for Broadway, movies and television. He was born in Peru, Indiana, on June 9, 1891.

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