Article adapted from Forgotten Hoosiers by Fred D. Cavinder Herold was born in 1889, and he wrote about his rural upbringing and its cisterns, livery stable, courthouse, and country stores. As a...
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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...
From a singing cowboy to a celebrated teacher Columbus, Indiana, is a vibrant city known for its modern architecture and for housing the world headquarters of Cummins, Inc., a global manufacturer of engines...
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Just before dawn, on June 22, 1918, a train chugged toward Hammond, Indiana. The engineer had drifted asleep, and he did not see that his train was bearing down on another, idle train. The two trains collided,...

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