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September 6, 2010

 

Ted Stevens, United States Senator

The Hoosier Roots of the 49th State

When the longest-serving Republican Senator perished in a plane crash in August 2010, obituaries recalled the Alaska legislator’s Hoosier roots.

April 7, 2008

 

Kennedy and King

Indiana’s Democratic leadership was not enthusiastic about Robert Kennedy’s presidential bid in 1968, which he had announced in mid-March, just before flying to Indianapolis to register for its May primary. The junior Senator from New York and erstwhile U.S. Attorney General who had long championed civil rights returned to stump across Indiana April 4 th.

January 14, 2008

 

Shortridge High School

Indianapolis-born Kurt Vonnegut always placed his alma mater--Shortridge High School--beyond the range of his trademark slings and arrows.

May 29, 2006

 

Market Square Arena

When the Pacers the championship in 1970, it inspired Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar and two private investors to build Market Square Arena.

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