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Archive for January 2013

January 7, 2013


historic home Veraestau on the Ohio River

A Founding Justice And His Scenic Overlook

Overlooking the Ohio River at Aurora, Veraestau was built as the home of a member of the state's first Supreme Court and a founder of Franklin College.

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.

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 28, 2013


scattered vintage envelopes

Correspondence Course

Mail delivery in Indiana was uncertain until 1800, when the postal service established a weekly there-and-back-again route from Vincennes to Louisville.

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