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Archive for January 2012

January 2, 2012


Bank Vigilantes

Bankers Packing Heat

A rash of robberies in the 1920s prompted bank employees to take up arms in the name of vigilante justice.

January 9, 2012


Emigrants on the Ohio River

Advice For A Wayfaring Stranger, Headed For The Ohio Valley

A French expatriate promised her nephews Ohio Valley acreage if they made the voyage, entreating them to bring along apricot cuttings and eau de cologne.

January 16, 2012


abolitionist addresses meeting

Stephen S. Harding: Decrying Slavery in Uncertain Times

Although most of his contemporaries had no interest in abolition and little sympathy for slaves, Harding tried to persuade hostile audiences across Indiana.

January 23, 2012


Drawing of the Indiana State Building at the Chicago World's Fair.

Representing Indiana To The World

Nearly one in seven Hoosiers attended the 1893 Chicago World's Fair during its run.

January 30, 2012


Golden Circle, Dark Plot

Historians concur that there were many Southern sympathizers in Indiana. Whether they were plotting the violent overthrow of the state government is unclear.

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