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August 20, 2012


Competing For County Seat

Town boosters competed fiercely for the designation of county seat during the nineteenth century.

February 20, 2012


Taking The State From Below

In 1840, Indiana's population was so concentrated in the south that one-half of the settlers lived within seventy-five miles of the Ohio River.

April 12, 2010


Make shirts, not war…the Jeffersonville Quadrangle

After a massive fire and two stints on Historic Landmarks’ Ten Most Endangered list, an aging brick behemoth in Jeffersonville has been saved and re-purposed.

May 8, 2006


Eugenics in Indiana

An ignominious chapters in Indiana history ended in 1974, when legislation permitting compulsory sterilization was repealed by the Indiana General Assembly.

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