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January 7, 2013


A Founding Justice And His Scenic Overlook

Overlooking the Ohio River at Aurora, Veraestau was built as the home of a member of the state's first Supreme Court and a founder of Franklin College.

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.

February 13, 2012


Steamboat Dreams

New Albany promoted itself as the "real head of navigation on the Ohio-Mississippi system". But merchants never realized their steamboat dreams.

January 9, 2012


Advice For A Wayfaring Stranger, Headed For The Ohio Valley

A French expatriate promised her nephews Ohio Valley acreage if they made the voyage, entreating them to bring along apricot cuttings and eau de cologne.

December 5, 2011


Rolling–And Journalling–On The River

Faced with limited local and regional markets for their grain and livestock, enterprising Indiana farmers shipped their products by flatboat to New Orleans.

October 24, 2011


Drawing A Line In The Riverbed

Where does Indiana end and Kentucky begin? The answer seems simple enough: the Ohio River. But it’s not that simple.

July 4, 2011


The Petrified Man Hoax

On viewing the stone man, Governor Durban proclaimed it a genuine petrified human being, pronouncing: “It is the most wonderful thing I have ever seen.”

November 22, 2010


From Evansville to Normandy

In 1942, the construction of a shipyard on the Ohio riverfront heightened Evansville’s stature as a manufacturer of military equipment.

August 4, 2008


100 Year Flood

When purchasing home insurance one anticipates every contingency, including such events as a “100 Year Flood.” In June 2008, Hoosiers in south-central Indiana learned exactly how formidable that event could be. The state’s hydrologist officially termed the 2008 deluge a “100 Year Flood” when water levels broke records set during the Great Flood of 1913. […]

November 19, 2007



In early 2006, Colgate-Palmolive announced that its toothpaste plant in Clarksville, Indiana would relocate to Morristown, Tennessee by 2008. Another indication of Indiana’s shift from a manufacturing-based economy, the news came as a blow to the plant’s 500 employees, along with economic forecasters in Southern Indiana.

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