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Weekly 2-minute program on Indiana History produced by WFIU Public Media in association with the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.Weekly 2-minute program on Indiana History produced by WFIU Public Media in association with the Indiana Public Broadcast

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Copyright: 2014

The Second Life Of An Indianapolis Landmark

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:00:24 +0000

As demographic change altered the landscape of downtown Indianapolis, the church that had housed Indiana's largest Methodist congregation faced demolition.(image)

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A Shifting Role On The Civil War Homefront

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:00:02 +0000

Women on the Civil War home front spent the war years occupied with matters outside the boundaries of what was then considered “women’s work”.(image)

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Mapping The Frontier

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:00:59 +0000

Gazetteers helped lure settlers westward into the towns of Indiana and other frontier states and gave them concrete information about their destinations.(image)

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An Avant-Garde Electric Car

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:00:27 +0000

Gasoline propulsion claimed the day, and by 1914 the Waverley Electric car went out of production. Turns out, the vehicle was a century ahead of its time.(image)

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Soldiers’ Solace: Clubmobile Women During World War II

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:39 +0000

Clubmobile women did more than hand out coffee and doughnuts. Their most important job was to listen to soldiers' fears, frustrations, and hurts.(image)

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A Subtle Celebration

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:31 +0000

Christmas in pioneer Indianapolis was a private and almost invisible holiday.(image)

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Slaying The Dragon

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:41 +0000

From small beginnings in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan had attracted an estimated thirty percent of all white males in the Hoosier state onto its membership rolls.(image)

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On The Vanguard For African American Rights

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:00:59 +0000

At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.(image)

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The Infamous Hoosier Behind the Right To a Fair Trial

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:00:02 +0000

Although Milligan conspired against his government, the Supreme Court ruling in his case set a precedent regarding the rights of citizens to a fair trial.(image)

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The Legend of Pinhook

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:47 +0000

During the 1850s, a rail line planned to connect Lafayette and Covington, Kentucky would have stopped at Pinhook. The railroad never materialized.(image)

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