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Archive for January 2010

January 4, 2010


Alexander Ralston and the Plan for Indianapolis

Alexander Ralston built the first Governor's mansion in Indianapolis’s center circle; Governor James B. Ray, however, refused to live in it.

January 11, 2010


The Amish of Shipshewana

Attracted by the promise of inexpensive land, Amish settlers settled in the St. Joseph River Valley, only a few miles south of where the Potawatomi had been.

January 18, 2010


Ringmaster of the Air

Now known as the Indianapolis International Airport, the facility used to bear the name of the WW1 flying legend known as the original dive bomber.

January 25, 2010


Ryan White and His Legacy

Barred from school, Ryan White used the media attention his legal battles attracted to tackle the prejudice informing the public perception of HIV/AIDS.

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