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Early Indiana Grape and Wine Industry
Viticulture--United States; Wine and wine making--United States
Viticulture and winemaking were evident early in the state's history, due in part to the influence of Swiss and German immigrants coming to southeastern Indiana in the early 1800s. Through years of experience,...
Early Health Book Published in Indiana
Medicine, Popular; Materia medica; Medicine--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Selman's Indian Guide provides a unique early accounting of medical care in the Midwest, with particular emphasis on the expertise of Dr. Richard Carter. The Kentucky "Indian Doctor" advises Indiana settlers...
Madison and Indianapolis Rail Road -- Early Steam in Indiana
Railroads; Locomotives; Transportation
This illustration shows an early steam locomotive type, a basic engine without a cab for the engineer. The drawing is likely based on the early Baldwin locomotives used on the M&I, Indiana’s first steam...
Early View of Monument Circle
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); Christ Church Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.); Columbia Club (Indianapolis, Ind.)--Photographs
In the early years, Governor's Square, as the area around the Circle was called, consisted of residences and churches. At one point there were more than five churches near the Circle (only Christ church...
Trading Post and Cabin at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park; Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement; Cabins; Trading posts; Historic buildings; Chimneys; Historic preservation
In 1963 Lilly decided to convey Conner Prairie Farm to Earlham College with the stipulation that the Conner house and the 58 surrounding acres be maintained in perpetuity and be open to the public. Lilly...
Early Days of Farming in Indiana
Farming; Farm life; Agriculture--Indiana--History; Newspapers
Many early settlers in Indiana were farmers and their first task was to clear the land. These pioneers had to cut the trees and then work around tree stumps. Planting in small plots was common. Hand tools...
German Immigrant Guide to the United States, 1833
German Americans; Immigrants; United States --Emigration and immigration; Germany--Emigration and immigration
Over 1/3 of all Hoosiers claim German ancestry making it the largest ethnic group in the state. The first Germans came in the early 18th although most arrived from the mid 19th to early 20th centuries....
Fountain County (Ind.); Weavers; Portraits; Veterans
Schuyler LaTourette was born in Wabash Township in 1834 to early Fountain County pioneers. He was an expert weaver and was known for his coverlets. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army and...
New Southern Depot, Eckerty, Indiana
Crawford County (Ind.); Railroad stations; Railroad signals
In the early 1880s, the Louisville, New Albany, and St. Louis Railroad arrived in Eckerty. It became a main shipping point for the local fruit industry. Subsequently, the late 19th and early 20th centuries...
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,...
Standard Oil Plant, Whiting, Indiana
Lake County (Ind.); Standard Oil Company; Petroleum industy and trade; Aerial views
The area in the vicinity of Whiting, Indiana was first settled in 1848. The population was comprised largely of Eastern Europeans during the early years. The Standard Oil Company’s move into the town...
Train Wreck in Lowell, Indiana, May 22, 1952
Lake County (Ind.); Railroad accidents; Monon (Railroad)
Lowell was founded by Samuel Halstead. In its centennial year, 1952, there was a derailment along the Monon Railroad at the Commercial Avenue crossing in downtown. Fortunately the accident occured very...
J.W. Hubbard Mill at Monrovia, Indiana
Morgan County (Ind.); Mills and mill-work; Hubbard family
The town of Monrovia was laid out in 1834. From early in the town’s history, mills have been a source of business and a gathering place for residents. The Hubbard Family bought this mill in the 1890s,...
Factories of Apperson Brothers Automobile Co. Kokomo, Indiana
Howard County (Ind.); Apperson Brothers Automobile Company; Advertisements; Aerial views; Factories--Indiana--Kokomo
In the early years of the automotive industry, Apperson Brothers Automobile Company became a prominent fixture in Kokomo from 1902 to 1926. This aerial illustration of the plant, as depicted in a 1915...
City Building, Kokomo, Ind
Howard County (Ind.); Government facilities
Kokomo's iconic City Buildng, erected in 1893, is depicted here early in its history. Exhibiting architecture in Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style, it served city government for 90 years before refurbishment...
Facsimiles of Early Steamboat Tickets
Steamboats; Passengers; Transportation
Corner of 2nd and Main, Mishawaka, Indiana
St. Joseph County (Ind.); Business districts; Storefronts; Churches
Mishawaka was laid out in 1833, following the discovery of iron ore in the area. The St. Joseph Iron Works was its early industrial backbone. The town was named for a Native American village by the same...
View of Wabash College Campus, early 1900s
Montgomery County (Ind.); Universities and colleges; Educational facilities
This winter vista of Crawfordsville's Wabash College reveals several prominent central campus structures. Started as an all male preparatory school in 1832, Wabash has grown to become one of the most nationally...
Hoosier Store in Richmond, Indiana
Business districts; Storefronts; Wayne County (Ind.)--Richmond; Clothing & dress
Residents gather at N.L.C. Watt's general merchandise store, in downtown Richmond near Main and Pearl. This half-plate ambrotype, ca. 1855, was likely executed by W.S. Unthank, and exhibits early commercial...
Hoadley's Limestone Quarry, Monroe County
Monroe County (Ind.); Limestone--Indiana; Limestone industry; Quarries and quarrying--Indiana
By the early 20th Century, limestone had become a major industry for Monroe County. By 1912, there were 17 quarries and 22 mills operating in the county, including Hoadley's Quarry seen in this image.
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