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HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

October 25 - October 31 The Week in Indiana History 1908     Dedication ceremonies were held for the statue of President Benjamin Harrison in University Park...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 1873 – Harriet Beecher Stowe in Indianapolis

October 11 - October 17 The Week in Indiana History 1873     Author Harriet Beecher Stowe appeared on stage at the Academy of Music in Indianapolis. ...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: Doors Open at Riley Hospital for Children

October 4 - October 10 The Week in Indiana History 1860     Ashbel Willard, the 11th Governor of Indiana, died at the age of 39.  He...

The Week in Indiana History

The Week in Indiana History 1853     The first boat to travel the entire length of the Wabash and Erie Canal reached Evansville.  The canal,...

Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day 2020 will occur on Monday, September 7. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally...

YESTERYEAR: In August Of 1620 The Mayflower Sailed From Plymouth, England, Bound For The...

Using the Old Style calendar, it was on this day in 1620 that the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World. sent...

HOOSIER HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS: 1808 – Beck’s Mill Starts Grinding Corn

August 23 - August 29 The Week in Indiana History 1808     The first corn was ground at Beck's Mill in Washington County.  Settlers from nearby...

Yesteryear: 527 Main Street By Pat Sides

This imposing building stood at the corner of Sixth and Main streets for nine decades. In its earlier years, it housed Bacon’s department store...

Hill’s Snappy Service by Pat Sides

  This small diner opened in 1941 at Main Street and Riverside Drive, not long before this photo was shot. It housed Hill’s Snappy Service...

YESTERYEAR: 200 Block of SE Fourth Street

200 Block of SE Fourth Street by Pat Sides This block of buildings in the 200 block of SE Fourth Street disappeared years ago when...