Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, P69 Haughville Collection
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March 26, 2015

In the early 1900s, hundreds of eastern Europeans moved to a near westside neighborhood known as Haughville. The Zeunik family, with Slovenian roots, immigrated in the 1880s or 1890s and settled in Indianapolis by the early 1900s. Parents Joseph and […]

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March 25, 2015

Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.   OCT 18, 1907   4-PM Message: Good Afternoon, Glad to get your letter and to hear you and Carl are having such a nice time. Ask him if it was “hard to break away.” Myrtle 10/18/07 […]

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March 19, 2015

This week’s Indianapolis Then and Now column was originally published on October 13, 2011 and now includes updates. Although a psychic once told me that I “don’t have a psychic bone in my body,” as a local historian I sometimes […]

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March 12, 2015

  Uniformed members of Greenfield Knights Templar Commandery No. 39 pose on E. North Street in Indianapolis, looking north toward the Indiana Institute for the Education of the Blind. This undated photograph dates to ca. 1910-1920. The building was demolished […]

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March 11, 2015

Postmarked:  INDIANAPOLIS, IND.    MAR 3, 1911    10-PM Message: Dear Mother: – I thought that I would write you a few lines to tell you that we are all well and getting along all right. We’d like to hear […]

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Collection (ca. 1900-1910)
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March 5, 2015

In the early 1890s the old Indianapolis High School (later known as Shortridge High School) was overcrowded and had spilled over into a temporary High School #2.  School board members knew there was a need for a high school on […]

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  • Massachusetts and 10th, Massachusetts Ave Passenger Depot 1907, Bass Photo
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  • Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Collection (ca. 1900-1910)

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