All posts tagged Irvington

January 26, 2016

Reader’s Question:  There is a beautiful stone bridge over Pleasant Run Parkway near Colorado Avenue.  Would you have any idea when it was built?  Local historians have researched to no avail, but they believe it was early to mid-1800’s. Would […]

Misc Monday: A Ku Klux Quaker?

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September 28, 2015, 6 Comments

Women are often the most fascinating characters in Hoosier history. Their lives continue to be relevant to pressing issues today.  Yet while most not ...

Misc Monday: Of Spirits and Soldiers

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September 21, 2015, 2 Comments

Fall is here.  So it’s time to keep on the spectral side of life. On June 6, 1910, the Indianapolis News carried the obituary of a woman once h ...

Misc Monday: The Russian Connection

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July 6, 2015, 1 Comment

Dos Equis might have “The Most Interesting Man in the World” doing beer ads today.  But in 1904, a colorful contender for that title came ...

  • Penny Post: Many Happy Years Be Thine
    December 31, 2014, 1 Comment

    Postmarked: IND.,  JUN 3, 1913 – 6 PM Message: Tuesday Afternoon My dear Elizabeth – If nothing presents, Stella will go to your house Thursday morning. Hope you are getting along all right. Tell & I are thinking of going [ ...

  • Penny Post: Yuletide Joys
    December 24, 2014, No comments

    Postmarked: IND., 1916 – 6 PM Message: My dear little Granddaughter, I have been wondering id you are going [to] hang up your stockings, like the little folks on this card & see what Santa will bring you. Of course […]

  • At Your Leisure: When Black Friday Comes!
    November 28, 2014, 1 Comment

    Happy Black Friday! After stuffing ourselves on the most thankful of holidays, many will trek out today to find that sought after deal of the century with nearly every other Indy area resident. This typically leads to an area shopping [&hel ...

  • Indianapolis Collected: Mission Accomplished
    August 23, 2014, 2 Comments

    The recent death of Lauren Bacall brought to mind the movie magic she made over the course of four films with Humphrey Bogart, her co-star and real-life husband. But while Bacall may have had Bogey’s love to herself when the cameras ...