Archive for August, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Most Americans know nothing about the time Nazi submarines stalked the Eastern seaboard of the U.S.  But if you’re ever on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and see anyone old enough to remember the year 1942, strike up a […]

At Your Leisure: In the Woods

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August 28, 2015, No comments

  Why would anyone want to surround a beautiful historic building with a brick wall separating the occupants from the rest of the outside world? ...

Penny Post: A Long Way From Home

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August 26, 2015, No comments

Postmark: INDIANAPOLIS, IND   JUL 9 1952   3-PM   Message:  My Dear Hope the shock won’t be to [sic] much for you Dear but I am a long ...

Indianapolis Collected: D.C. Stephenson’s revenge

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August 22, 2015, 8 Comments

On July 4, 1923, an aspiring Republican politician from the east side of Indianapolis stood before an estimated crowd of 10,000 people at Malfalfa Par ...

  • At Your Leisure: All’s Fair
    August 21, 2015, No comments

    August brings about a favorite tradition amongst Hoosiers. Every year nearly one million people descend on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the capitol city to celebrate the agricultural spirit of the State of Indiana. If you can get past t ...

  • Penny Post: Awfully Glad I Came!
    August 19, 2015, 1 Comment

    Postmark:  INDIANAPOLIS IN   JUN 27 1936   2:30 PM Message: Seeing wonderful sights.  Awfully glad I came. Lovingly, Mary Address: Mr. J. H. ONeil Cazenovia, N.Y. Madison County Penny for your thoughts: I’m awfully glad I live ...

  • At Your Leisure: A Night on the Circle
    August 14, 2015, 1 Comment

    Monument Circle is always a pleasant place to take a stroll on a summer evening. The center of the city is always bustling with people enjoying the picturesque surroundings. Despite the great location, there isn’t really a good place to [ ...

  • Penny Post: This Is the Place You Should See!
    August 12, 2015, No comments

    Postmark: July 20 1930 Message: July 19/30 Hello Gus, This is the place you should see.  Some wonderful soldier’s monuments here.  Having a fine time. Harry Graff Address: Mr. A. A. Evans State Armory Syracuse New York Penny for ...

  • Misc Monday: Curb Cooties and Their Moveable Porches
    August 10, 2015, 2 Comments

    Ever wonder about the history and folklore of cooties?  Around 1950, these mysterious critters evolved into a fictitious bug or imaginary microbe infesting American elementary school playgrounds.  Getting cured had nothing to do with pro ...