• Posted in: Indianapolis Collected Indianapolis Collected: Finding Maxwell Parry

    In July 1918, The Indianapolis Star launched a series of articles about war mothers who kept the home fires burning while their sons were fighting overseas.  The third installment ran on July 12 – exactly...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Art History

    110 East 16th Street One look at the building and you just know it’s been an important location for decades. Mature trees, Indiana limestone, sturdy architecture. The near-north side campus, known to most as just “Herron,” boasts...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Sissle-ing Talent!

    A Pioneering Singer, Bandleader, Composer: Noble Lee Sissle Born in Indianapolis in July of 1889, Noble Sissle was destined to travel the world on his musical genius, which he came by honestly; his mother, Martha, was a school teacher who loved...

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  • Posted in: Friday Favorites Friday Favorite: Driven to the Grave

      The Chevrolet Brothers – Louis, Arthur, and Gaston – were destined for greatness in automotive history but sadly, not wealth. Louis Chevrolet Unless you’re a racing enthusiast, Lois Chevrolet is probably best known to you as one of...

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  • Posted in: Historic Miscellania Stout Army Air Field

    Stormy skies look to keep aircraft long since missing from this 1940’s hangar along Holt Road grounded. – Photo by Ryan Hamlett Heading west into stormy skies this past weekend, I set off to discover...

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