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 […]
“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 […]
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 […]
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