The Ghosts of the Gary Mills

By the time Elbert Gary had completed his plans, the Indiana city of Gary and its mills could boast twelve blast furnaces,...

Billy the Kid is Dead, Long live Billy the Kid!

Billy the Kid. What pops into your head? Gunslinger? Bandit? Folk hero? The notorious William Bonney was a cipher. He took on...

Heroes of Healthcare: Detroit’s Hospitals, Healers, and Helpers

Like most communities in the country, Detroit hasn't escaped the touch of novel coronavirus COVID-19. But looking at history, we see outstanding...

Theodore Roosevelt’s Epic California Camping Trip

Theodore Roosevelt is often called the “father of conservation.” As president, he authorized the creation of 150 national forests, 18 national monuments,...

The Yellow Rose of Texas: A True Texan Tale

Do you know the real story behind the Yellow Rose of Texas? Certainly, you’ve heard the catchy song, but, due to the...

Eight Forgotten Images of Shelby County, Indiana

In the decades following the American Revolution, white Americans pushed westward past their coastal towns and into the frontier region -- and...