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October 29, 2012


Henry Lane's Crawfordsville Home

Indiana’s Three Day Governor

US Senator and staunch Lincoln supporter Henry S. Lane may be best remembered for his three-day term as Indiana’s thirteenth governor.

January 16, 2012


abolitionist addresses meeting

Stephen S. Harding: Decrying Slavery in Uncertain Times

Although most of his contemporaries had no interest in abolition and little sympathy for slaves, Harding tried to persuade hostile audiences across Indiana.

October 10, 2011


Homer Capehart, speakers' platform

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.

January 17, 2011


US President Benjamin Harrison seated at desk, 1888

Indiana’s Man In The White House

When Benjamin Harrison was elected the nation’s 23rd president, he became the first and, so far, only candidate from Indiana to reach the White House.

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