The First Kill of Hoosier Aviator Paul Baer

Hoosier native Paul Baer was a pilot of many firsts, eventually becoming a famous aviator and the American military’s first flying ace....

Texan Ingenuity: Lone Stars Innovators

When you think of Texans, what comes to mind? Cowboy? Oil tycoon? Astronaut? Philanthropist? Sure, Texas history is filled with these outsized...

Rare Images of Indianapolis Hockey Teams

Hoosier sports fans might seem like they care about basketball and football and nothing else—but Indianapolis hockey has a surprisingly deep tradition....

Texas Moonshine and Outlaw Bootleggers

Texans sure do love their outlaws. In the nineteenth century, popular culture was overrun with stories of gunslingers, horse thieves, and rampaging...

Texas and Civil War Blockades on the Gulf Coast

During the Civil War, was the fiercely independent frontier state of Texas in the Confederacy? It sure was! In fact, Texas played...

Tales of the Texas Capitol Building

All Texans are proud of their Lone Star State, and one thing they all agree on is that Texas has the best...