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The politically and socially turbulent 1960s changed the United States forever. Groups of mostly young Americans sought to overturn the status quo for African Americans and to end the contentious Vietnam War. National groups brought their message...
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of...
Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley Tragedy struck in Alton, Texas, on September 21, 1989 when twenty-one students, on their way to school, died when a delivery truck collided with their school bus,...
Anything involving DePauw and Wabash will be competitive—even their history. They can’t even agree on what to call the game. For DePauw, located in Greencastle, it’s Monon. For Wabash, located in Crawfordsville,...
It was the first and last time criminals were hanged in Lafayette. The three hangings were held on the grounds of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, built in 1845, as shown in this...
Houstonians laugh that there isn’t any topography there. They'll joke that it’s flat, like a table top. In reality, Houston has some natural features — you just have to squint to see them. Most notably, Houston boasts...
When you think of Texas in the 19th century, you undoubtedly picture cowboys, Native Americans, and immigrants all fighting for survival on the Texas frontier. For iconic 20th century Texans, the oil-crazy wildcatter burst forward into the...
How Tragedy Hit the Department Store and Downtown Landmark The Wolf and Dessauer Department Store opened its doors to the people of Fort Wayne in 1896—the same year Henry Ford ran his...
How Two Hoosier Towns Ended up Shooting at Each Other: It was over a court house, and it involved a cannon. Today the “Wayne County Seat War” is a mostly forgotten conflict, but it...
In 1816, Congress decided to give the state of Indiana four square miles to lay out a capital city. Four years later, the spot of that land was finally chosen near where Fall Creek meets the White...

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