Welcome to Forest Manor Park, established in 1937
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May 16, 2015

Welcome to Forest Manor Park on Indianapolis’s east side. This 18.8 acre neighborhood park was established in 1937, to meet the needs of families moving out of the heart of downtown and into the city’s growing suburbs.   The park is located […]

Lincoln's funeral
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April 6, 2015

Abraham Lincoln was shot on Good Friday 1865, and died the following morning.  For three days, the fallen leader’s remains lay in state in the White House as a vast host of mourners filed past.  His funeral was held shortly […]

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 […]

Massachusetts and 10th, Massachusetts Ave Passenger Depot 1907, Bass Photo
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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 […]

Courtesy of the Indiana Album: Elizabeth Laslie Collection
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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 […]

  • Welcome to Forest Manor Park, established in 1937
  • Lincoln's funeral
  • Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society, P69 Haughville Collection
  • GermanHouse_1907front
  • Massachusetts and 10th, Massachusetts Ave Passenger Depot 1907, Bass Photo
  • Courtesy of the Indiana Album: Elizabeth Laslie Collection

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