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November 26, 2012


From Bucket Brigade To Professional Fire Department

Indiana's new capital had been established in 1825 without a fire brigade; not until a year and a half later was a volunteer company organized in Indianapolis.

November 14, 2011


A Young Girl’s Brush With The Civil War

In the summer of 1863, a young woman wrote her cousin about the "visit paid to the citizens of Corydon and vicinity by Morgan and his herd of horse thieves.”

May 30, 2011


Fort Wayne’s Lincoln Mystery

A statue of the young Abraham Lincoln in Fort Wayne represents the president-to-be as more of a “dreamer and poet… than…rail-splitter.”

April 4, 2011


Moving the State Capital to Indianapolis

These days, traveling from Corydon to Indianapolis is a two hour affair, but two centuries ago it took a band of pioneers the better part of two weeks.

September 20, 2010


A Tree Grew in Corydon

Legend has it that Indiana’s constitution was debated and ultimately drafted underneath a massive elm, whose trunk was five feet in diameter.

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.

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