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Fort Benjamin Harrison - Barracks B & C and Chapel Reception Center
Marion County (Ind.); Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.); Military camps; Military facilities; Military life; Military personnel; World War, 1939-1945; Barracks; Churches
The U.S. Army opened Fort Benjamin Harrison in 1904. The fort was the largest WWII induction center in the United States. The base was decommissioned in 1991 and part of it was converted to a state park....
White Oak Springs Fort, One Mile West of Petersburg, Indiana
Pike County (Ind.); Fortification; Pioneers; Frontier and Pioneer Life
Built ca. 1804-1807 by the county's first settler, Woolsey Pride, the fort was used as a Rangers' Station from about 1806-1812. It has also served as a church, school house, and a barn. The Lincoln family...
Allen County Courthouse
Allen County (Ind.); Courthouses; Cupolas; Transportation;
The courthouse was designed by Brentwood S. Tolan in the Beaux Arts style with Blue Bedford limestone and Vermont granite. Built 1897-1902, it includes bas-reliefs, skylights, a rotunda witha dome of stained...
Fort Wayne Baseball Park
Floods; Flood damage; Floods--Indiana; Floods--Indiana--Allen County; Floods--Ohio River Valley; Baseball; Sports
All three rivers in Fort Wayne, the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee, reached record heights. With its outfield fence close to St. Mary’s River, the Fort Wayne Base Ball Park was not immune to the flood’s...
Children at Purim Carnival
Jews--Indiana--Allen County; Purim; Children
View of St. Mary's River During 1913 Flood
Rivers; Floods; Natural disasters; Allen County (Ind.)
At the beginning of the 20th century Fort Wayne city planner Charles Mulford Robinson inspired its citizens and civic leaders with his 1909 report describing local problems and assets. They began a beautification...
Arrival of a New Torah
Jews--Indiana--Allen County; School children; Religion
Here the Primary Department of the Congregation Achduth Vesholom learning about the Torah. In Religious School, students are taught all aspects of Jewish life including values, traditions and history....
Remember ... Lest from this We Learned Nothing
Jews--Indiana; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); World War, 1939-1945
Together with members of other faiths, Jews remember those lost in the Holocaust with services and memorials. Achduth Vesholom Congregation dedicated a memorial in the form of a wall with handprints against...
New York Central Station, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Railroads; Transportation; Railroad stations; Railroad tracks
The railroad arrived to Fort Wayne in 1852; twenty years later 62 trains per day were coming and going. The Pennsylvania, New York Central, and Nickel Plate railroads each had their own stations in Fort...
Vincennes, 24 February 1779
Knox County (Ind.); Fort Sackville (Ind.); Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818; Northwest, Old--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Hamilton, Henry, d. 1796
British commander Henry Hamilton surrendered Fort Sackville to George Rogers Clark on February 25, 1779. This played a decisive part in the U.S. acquiring the Northwest Territory that included Indiana,...
White Collar Workers Picketing in Fort Wayne
International Harvester Company; United Office and Professional Workers of America; Strikes and lockouts; Employees; Labor unions; Labor leaders; Office workers; Women
White collar workers began to affiliate themselves with the national unions at the turn of the 20th century. Here members of the United Office and Professional Workers of America are picketing at the International...
Fort Wayne Skyline
Allen County (Ind.); Courthouses; Aerial views; Domes
The dome of the historic 1902 Allen County Courthouse stands out among the modern buildings in Fort Wayne's skyline.
Huntingburg Farm Wagons
Dubois County (Ind.); Wagons; Commercial catalogs; Farm equipment; Huntingburg Wagon Works
Among its fine products, the Huntingburg Wagon Works produced the No. 382 Special Huntingburg Wagon. Made of hickory and oak, it was promoted as "an outstanding value" in 1910. Despite the growth of motorized...
Ferdinand State Forest
Dubois County (Ind.); Parks--Indiana; Recreation areas--Indiana; Swimmers; Swimming
Visitors enjoy swimming within bounds of Ferdinand State Forest. The 7640-acre site east of Ferdinand also boasts fishing, boating, camping, picnic and playground facilities, and abundant wildlife. It...
Court House, Jasper, Indiana
Dubois County (Ind.); Courthouses; Government facilities; Cupolas; Towers
Seen following its 1910 completion, Jasper’s Dubois County Courthouse, of Classical Revival style, reflects its 1847 predecessor and is enhanced with a distinctive clock tower cupola. Brick used in its...
Convent and Academy of the Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana
Dubois County (Ind.);
A tinted Curteich postcard illustrates the expanding hillside campus of Convent Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Visible are the Central Quadrangle (1886), Academy buildings, the Convent Residence wing,...
Dubois County (Ind.); Cityscapes; Aerial views; Sisters of St. Benedict; Religious institutions; Monasticism and religious orders for women
The town of Ferdinand is dominated by the impressive campus of Convent Immaculate Conception, rising from the hillside to meet the skyline. Nestled in the rolling Indiana landscape, the town is rich in...
Birds-eye View of Dubois, [Indiana] As Seen From a Hill Northeast of Town
Dubois County (Ind.); Cityscapes; Aerial views
Dubois County also has a small town of the same name situated along a creek. In its beginning, the settlement, also called Knoxville, had the distinction of resting in two townships, with the boundary...
Birdseye View of the City of Huntingburg, Indiana
Dubois County (Ind.); Cityscapes; Churches; Dirt roads
Huntingburg, Dubois County's second largest community, is situated in the southwestern quadrant. Noted for its German heritage and its many manufacturers, Huntingburg is seen in this early view with churches,...
Jasper, Indiana as seen from the Paoli Road
Dubois County (Ind.); Aerial views; Cityscapes
Jasper is Dubois County's largest town and its center of commerce and government. The town has grown remarkably since photographed in this 1896 view, showing the town north of the courthouse.
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