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January 28, 2013


Correspondence Course

Mail delivery in Indiana was uncertain until 1800, when the postal service established a weekly there-and-back-again route from Vincennes to Louisville.

November 21, 2011


The French Connection That Has Historians Licked

There is no solid evidence to back up any theory of a “French Connection” to Southern Indiana's great buffalo salt lick.

July 18, 2011


The Battle of Tippecanoe: A Lieutenant’s-Eye View

“This expidition,” wrote Lieutenant Charles Larrabee, "is against the tribes of Indians who are under the prophet and tecumcy."

September 20, 2010


A Tree Grew in Corydon

Legend has it that Indiana’s constitution was debated and ultimately drafted underneath a massive elm, whose trunk was five feet in diameter.

January 4, 2010


Alexander Ralston and the Plan for Indianapolis

Alexander Ralston built the first Governor's mansion in Indianapolis’s center circle; Governor James B. Ray, however, refused to live in it.

May 11, 2009


Unwrapping a gift from the past

Recently, history buffs and preservationists in Indiana have had the opportunity to unwrap a few gifts from the past.

October 30, 2006


Red Skelton Show

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was born to a family of humble means in Vincennes, Indiana. His father, a circus clown by trade, died months before his birth.

July 3, 2006


Earthquakes in Indiana

Tornadoes might seem to be the most potentially damaging natural phenomena to those in the Hoosier state, but the threat of earthquakes looms large in Indiana.

July 4, 2005


Fort Knox II

By 1809, Vincennes, Indiana was the center of military activity for the Indiana Territory. As tensions developed between settlers and the Indian population, more soldiers were brought to “Fort Knox II.”

December 13, 2004


The Battle for Fort Sackville

During the revolutionary war, the British army formed alliances with Indian tribes who routinely sent war parties to attack American settlers. George Rogers Clark decided that a major offensive was needed.

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