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December 15, 2008


Tailor-made forests…the Singer Cabinet Works

Time was, a squirrel could cross Indiana by jumping from one tree to another, without touching the ground. Or so the legend goes.

October 1, 2007


Casket Manufacturing

During the late 19 th century, southeastern Indiana came to specialize in an industry it still dominates. Its forests supplying the raw materials and a concentration of German immigrant artisans providing the craftsmanship, the area became known for furniture manufacture.

November 13, 2006


Hoosier Cabinets

A “Hoosier” is one of the most sought-after collectibles. The name refers to a multi-use kitchen cabinet produced by the Hoosier Manufacturing Company.

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