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December 23, 2013

 

A Subtle Celebration

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

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.

March 19, 2012

 

Pioneer Settlement

Remembering A Pioneer Girlhood: Sarah Brown Hawks

In the autumn of 1834, ten-year-old Sarah Hawks and her family left New York's Finger Lakes area bound for northern Indiana. In 1905, she wrote her memoir.

December 5, 2011

 

A Flatboat on the Ohio

Rolling–And Journalling–On The River

Faced with limited local and regional markets for their grain and livestock, enterprising Indiana farmers shipped their products by flatboat to New Orleans.

June 27, 2011

 

pioneer life, edit

An Émigré In The Wild

"The backwoodsman loves freedom and equality above all else," the curmudgeonly émigré conceded,"and he will see them observed for friends and neighbors.”

November 8, 2010

 

Honey Creek School, Unionville

Legislating Education, and Paying For It

Although mandated by Indiana's constitution, state-funded elementary education remained largely theoretical in Indiana for most of the nineteenth century.

April 28, 2008

 

Hickory Chic

A resurgence of interest in the Arts and Crafts movement in architecture and design has resulted in a renaissance, of sorts, for Indiana hickory furniture. Increasingly showcased in museum exhibitions and interior decorating schemes, the rustic pieces date to Indiana’s pioneer past.

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