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December 26, 2011


Mudlavia: Indiana’s Other Resort

French Lick is known for its Pluto Water and Martinsville once boasted numerous artesian water spas; less remembered is Warren County's “Mudlavia” resort.

February 28, 2011


Damage Control for a Painful History

When the Klan announced plans to march through Martinsville in 1967, the mayor successfully banned a parade and residents ignored the Klan’s motorcade.

July 5, 2010


John Wooden: A Midwestern Wizard

Wooden’s legacy rests on ten national championships over twelve years, including 88 consecutive wins from 1971-74, a streak as yet unchallenged in the NCAA.

January 15, 2007


Martinsville and Diversity

The brutal murder of a young African-American woman during the civil rights era has long fueled one small Indiana town’s reputation as a hive of racist hatred.

June 19, 2006


Martinsville Sanatariums

A sign atop a building is a rare lingering trace of "Martinsville City of Mineral Water." While drilling for oil workers discovered some foul-smelling water ...

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