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Posts tagged pioneer life

December 23, 2013

 

A Subtle Celebration

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.

October 28, 2013

 

A Savory Solution For A Surfeit Of Squirrels

An Indiana farmer in the 1840s came up with a savory solution for the squirrels threatening his corn crop: burgoo.

December 24, 2012

 

engraving of pioneer school house

An “Old School” Holiday Tradition

School children in pioneer Indiana enjoyed one holiday tradition that teachers will most likely be thankful they no longer have to endure.

November 12, 2012

 

landscape painting by T.C. Steele

Adapting To Life On The Frontier

In 1812, Pennsylvania lawyer John Test and his family moved west, reluctantly settling in the Whitewater River town of Brookville, Indiana.

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