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January 21, 2013

 

Senator Vance Hartke and Mayor Carl Capper

Vance Hartke, Indiana Liberal

When Hartke left Evansville for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he was the first Democrat to represent Indiana in the Senate for two decades.

January 14, 2013

 

engraving of early Indiana Railroad Depot

It’ll Never Happen Here: Fast Trains and Indiana Politics

Oliver Smith got elected to Congress when his opponent pledged support for railroads, which in 1826 Indiana were not only nonexistent but almost mythological.

October 29, 2012

 

Henry Lane's Crawfordsville Home

Indiana’s Three Day Governor

US Senator and staunch Lincoln supporter Henry S. Lane may be best remembered for his three-day term as Indiana’s thirteenth governor.

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