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Posts tagged transportation history

October 14, 2013

 

old letter with German script

Hoeing A New Row, In The New World

In his letters back home, a German immigrant documented the challenges of farm life in mid-nineteenth-century Indiana.

September 30, 2013

 

black and white photograph of workers standing along canal

Fighting Irish Along The Canal

Irish canal workers tried to ensure that as many men as possible from their own parts of Ireland were hired onto work crews; conflicts inevitably arose.

May 27, 2013

 

A Motorcade Fit For A Prince

The trip from Indianapolis to Lafayette in 1904 took four and a half hours of driving time, not considering numerous stops for cooling and tire changing.

April 8, 2013

 

current view of 19th-century canal embankment

Indiana’s Canal Debacle

The Wabash and Erie Canal became emblematic of the failure of Indiana’s great transportation revolution of the 1830s.

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