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Chief Menominee Statue
Marshall County (Ind.); Indians of North America; Statues; Memorials
Chief Menominee was a leader of the Potawatomi. In 1838 the tribe was forced from Indiana. Menominee and many others died on the journey in what came to be known as the Trail of Death. In 1909 a granite...
International Harvester Strikers in Fort Wayne
Allen County (Ind.); Strikes and lockouts; Employees; Clothing & dress; Shoes
Begun in 1920, International Harvester manufactured heavy trucks and the Scout, a sport utility vehicle. During its peak, Harvester employed 10,600 people. In 1982 (closed July 15, 1983) it announced it...
Indianapolis Now the Hometown of Bell Telephones
Indianapolis (Ind.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Indianapolis (Ind.)--Commerce; Telephone; Telephone companies
The 1950s brought a boom to the job market as many new factories opened in areas that had recently been farmland. Western Electric began manufacturing telephones in a sprawling new factory, covering 40...
Joseph Irwin Miller Inspects a Cummins Engine
Miller, J. Irwin (Joseph Irwin), 1909-2004; Cummins Engine Company; Factories; Engines
Miller returned to Cummins Engine Company after the war, where he served first as Executive Vice President starting in 1945 and finished his career as Chairman of the Board in 1977. Under his leadership,...
Streetcar on Broad Ripple Avenue
Street-railroads; Transportation; Broad Ripple (Indianapolis, Ind.); Indianapolis (Ind.)
The old Broad Ripple Park was owned by the Union Traction Co., a streetcar company that utilized the park’s turnaround and amenities to entice Indianapolis residents to use their transportation system....
Mothers Receiving Nutritional Information
Home Economics; Nutrition counseling; Dietary counseling; Infants; Jewish Social Services (Indianapolis, Ind.); Jewish Welfare Federation of Indianapolis
Mothers are being shown a nutritional chart at a session of the Home Insitute.
Berek (Benny) Kaplan Working at Old Kraft Bakery
Food industry and trade; Bakery employees; Baked products; Bakeries; Bakers and bakeries; Baked goods; Bread; Hats; Stoves; Immigrants; Jewish Social Services (Indianapolis, Ind.); Jewish Welfare Federation of Indianapolis
With the help of the Indianapolis Jewish Welfare Federation, Mr. Kaplan and his family immigrated to Indianapolis from a displaced persons camp in Germany after World War II. The federation helped him...
Butler University; Butler University--Hinkle Fieldhouse; Sports & recreation facilities
Construction began in 1926 on Arthur Jordan Hall and the Butler Fieldhouse (renamed Hinkle Fieldhouse after coach Paul “Tony” Hinkle in 1966). Classes began in the fall of 1928. Jordan Hall, designed...
Albert Von Tilzer
Von Tilzer, Albert; Portrait photographs; Composers; Musicians; Music publishers
Centennial Farm Families Application
Farm life; Farmers; Families; Farms; Farming
In 1947 the Indiana Historical Society decided to find out how many farms in the state had been in the same families for 100 years or more. They partnered with Purdue University's county agricultural agents...
Monon Engine #51 at Indianapolis
Railroads; Locomotives; Railroad yards; Monon (Railroad)
Monon #51 was a GM-EMD F3 diesel locomotive. Number 51 was the first Monon diesel freight out of Indianapolis, the main use for most F3s. As a diesel electric, the diesel engine drives an electrical generator....
Pine Creek Covered Bridge, Warren County, Indiana
Warren County (Ind.); Covered bridges
The bridge was built in 1859 on Pine Creek near Williamsport and the Warren-Fountain county line. William Kent planned the single span Howe Truss structure which was 135 feet long with a portal clearance...
Pottawattomi Inn & Dock, Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana
Steuben County (Ind.); Pokagon State Park (Ind.); Parks; Parks--Indiana; Recreation areas--Indiana; Lakes & ponds; Swim suits; Swimmers; Swimming
In 1926, construction of Pokagon State Park began. Approximately two years later, the Pottawattomi Inn was completed. The park was named after Chief Pokagon who was known as the best-educated full-blooded...
Ben Franklin Store, Warren, Indiana
Huntington County (Ind.); Variety stores; Merchants--Indiana
Ben Franklin Five and Dime retail stores were founded as Butler Bros. in Boston in 1877. They became a franchise of independently owned and operated stores found in small towns throughout the U.S. including...
George F. Cram Company Delivery Truck
National Map Company; George F. Cram Company; Maps; Globes
In 1928 the National Map Company changed their name to The George F. Cram Company. The company became best known for atlases and city street maps.
Making a Globe
Cartography; Maps; Globes; George F. Cram Company; Aprons
A printed sheet of a globe was hand cut into 12 individual gores which were glued to a pre-formed ball.
Assembling a Globe
Globes; Maps; Cartography; George F. Cram Company
Longitude and latitude lines were used to line-up the sections correctly as they were glued to a sphere.
Freeman Field Airport and Industrial Park at Seymour, Indiana
Jackson County (Ind.); Industrial facilities; Airports
Built in 1942 as a military flight-training base, the facility was turned over to the city of Seymour in 1947. Today it is an industrial park with some aircraft-related businesses and the airfield is used...
Indiana Governor, Henry F. Schricker
Starke County (Ind.); Schricker, Henry F. (Henry Fredrick), 1883-1966; Governors; Statesmen; Portrait photographs
Henry F. Schricker was born in North Judson in 1883. He was the 36th and 38th governor of Indiana, as well as the first to serve two terms in that office for the state. After his terms in office, he returned...
Muscatatuck State Park (now Muscatatuck Park), North Vernon, Indiana
Jennings County (Ind.); Parks--Indiana; Recreation areas--Indiana
Muscatatuck State Park was opened in 1921 as Vinegar Mills State Park. It was a state park until the mid-1950s when it became a game farm. In 1968, the state gave the park to the county, stipulating that...
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