All posts tagged family

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February 10, 2016

Postmark: Nov 11 — 1880 Message: Grandma remains about the same – no improvement.  Your uncle Theo is not so well this am.  He looks very bad and is losing appetite and strength I fear.  You could be of no service […]

At Your Leisure: The Fading of the Orange Roof

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June 19, 2015, 4 Comments

We often look towards chain businesses with a bit of disdain. Large corporations sending profits out of state while serving up conveniences with littl ...

In the Park: JTV Hill Park

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December 13, 2014, No comments

A cold wind whipped through the bare trees as I walked the perimeter of JTV Hill Park.  There was no denying it: winter had arrived in the Circle Cit ...

In The Park: Babe Denny Park

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October 18, 2014, No comments

This fall, over half a million football fans dressed in their blue and white finest will visit downtown to cheer the Indianapolis Colts to victory.  ...

  • In The Park: Riverside Amusement Park
    February 22, 2014, 5 Comments

    “In The Park” has visited Wonderland Amusement Park on the near east side and White City on Indy’s north side. The last stop on our tour of bygone Indianapolis amusement parks takes us to the near west side. For over […]

  • In The Park: Holliday Park
    January 11, 2014, No comments

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that […]

  • HI Mailbag: 302 N. East Street
    August 6, 2013, No comments

    Reader’s Question: Can you provide me with any background on 302 North East Street?  We’d love to share its story with potential future occupants.  ~ Jeff C., Indianapolis   HI’s Answer: The land on the northwest corne ...

  • HI Mailbag: Northside Chinese Restaurants
    June 18, 2013, 53 Comments

    Reader’s Question: Back in the Fifties and Sixties, my family sometimes dined at a Chinese restaurant called the Mandarin Inn, which was as well-known for its steaks as it was for its Chinese food.  There were also several other ...

  • Family Tree: The First Census
    March 2, 2013, 1 Comment

    Two hundred and twenty-three years ago, on March 1, 1790, Congress passed the First Census Act. They gave the responsibility of collecting information to the marshalls of the U.S. judicial districts, who beginning on Census Day, August 2, 1 ...

  • Friday Favorite: A New Look at Lincoln
    March 1, 2013, 3 Comments

    Have you ever taken the “one tank trip” to Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in southern Indiana, to see the log cabin where our sixteenth president grew up?  Do you remember dressing up in a stovepipe hat and donning a fake […]