• Posted in: Family Tree Family Tree: The Irish Beyond Indy

    We talked about the Irish in Indianapolis in a previous post, where we learned that any of you with deep roots in the city are also fairly likely to have roots in Ireland. But discovering that...

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  • Posted in: Family Tree Family Tree: Irish in Indianapolis

    Poster recruiting workers for the Central Canal, via the Indiana Historical Society As a few HI readers pointed out last week, it’s hard to talk about early Indianapolis immigrants without mentioning the Irish. So today...

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  • Posted in: Sunday Ads Sunday Adverts: Taggart Bread

    Since many are undoubtedly still recovering from reveling in the Irish holiday, it seemed appropriate to highlight an early Indianapolis Irish business. You’ve likely already read a brief intro on Taggart’s Bakery in a past...

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  • Posted in: Indianapolis Collected Indianapolis Collected: Butterine, anyone?

    When Thomas and Samuel Kingan boarded a boat in Belfast in 1848, they had no intention of landing on the banks of the White River. Instead, they were bound for New York City, where they...

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