• Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: An Indianapolis Souvenir

    The Indianapolis News Souvenir Post Card Indiana Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument Das Deutsche Haus – Indianapolis, Ind. This past weekend the Athenaeum and the Rathskeller celebrated all things German culture with GermanFest. But when Indianapolis’...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Symphony on the Prairie (Literally)

    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, photo Fabien Sevitzky, vintage booking Ad, 1938 Culture Comes to the Capital… While the roots of Indianapolis’s musical heritage trace back to the region’s earliest inhabitants, there is no question that performing...

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  • Posted in: Mailbag HI Mailbag: Origin of the Name of Kessler Boulevard

    Reader’s Question: My husband (an Austrian citizen) was asking about the origin of the name of Kessler Boulevard.  I could not tell him, but I said it was surely named after some prominent man in...

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  • Posted in: Penny Post Penny Post: A Merry Weihnachten to You!

    Postmarked: 1 Indianapolis, IND. Dec 20, 1922 9:30 PM Message: Written in German Addressed to: M E Ehrensperger 1723 Broadway City A penny for your thoughts … As an elementary teacher, I can decipher just...

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