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September 23, 2013


A Day In The Life Of A Hoosier Tenant Farmer

Many of the well-known images of life during the Great Depression are of farm families from the dustbowl of the Great Plains. Others picture Hoosier lives.

August 27, 2012


Indianapolis’ First Maestro

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has firmly established itself on the US classical music scene, thanks in part to its first conductor, Fabien Sevitsky.

May 28, 2012


A Summer Spent Riding The Rails

A restless teenager spent the summer of 1936 as a temporary hobo, riding the Monon line through Indiana en route to the Texas Centennial Exposition.

October 10, 2011


The Great Cornfield Conference

At a moment when pundits wondered whether the GOP was on its deathbed, Hoosier entrepreneur Homer E. Capehart hosted a "cornfield rally" for 20,000 on his farm.

February 12, 2007


Charlestown Powder Plant

Even before the U.S. officially entered the second world war, Congress authorized increased spending for the manufacture of arms for sale to the allied forces. The passage of the first national defense appropriations act in June 1940 quickly resulted in the construction of the world’s largest smokeless powder plant near Charlestown, Indiana.

February 28, 2005


Martin’s Photo Shop

From a small studio in Terre Haute, The Martin family documented almost a century of history with their photographs.

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