By the time Elbert Gary had completed his plans, the Indiana city of Gary and its mills could boast twelve blast furnaces, forty-seven steel furnaces, an impressive harbor -- and an unknown number of lingering ghosts.
In the decades following the American Revolution, white Americans pushed westward past their coastal towns and into the frontier region -- and one of the areas they settled was Shelby County, Indiana. Today...
Vincennes may be Indiana's oldest city, but even its residents have forgotten a sensational slice of local history -- the Vincennes murder that split a family and shook the city more than a century ago.
When systemic racism tried to stop them, South Bend residents built a “nice neighborhood” for themselves. You may have heard that South Bend’s mayor is running for president. With Mayor Pete in the...
Hoosier native Paul Baer was a pilot of many firsts, eventually becoming a famous aviator and the American military’s first flying ace. Born into a modest midwestern family in the late 1800s, Baer...
Hoosier sports fans might seem like they care about basketball and football and nothing else—but Indianapolis hockey has a surprisingly deep tradition. There have been many an Indianapolis hockey team since 1939, and several of the professional...
Even now, more than half a century later, former Indiana University baseball coach Ernie Andres still wonders. He wonders if his star pitcher had shown better judgment—if things had gone just a bit differently, would the Hoosiers...
Did ghosts haunt this beautiful B&B in historic Madison?   Longtime residents can rattle off plenty of ghosts of Southern Indiana, just like longtime residents can anywhere else. But how many ghosts are smart...
Patrick Baude was a beloved professor at Indiana University until his death in 2011. But he was also a wonderful writer, a wine columnist whose columns ended up covering far more than grapes and drinks.
More than 14,000 state residents died that year as a result of the Indiana influenza epidemic. In the annals of Indiana Disasters, the Indiana influenza pandemic of 1918 stands out. The first official cases...

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