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The French Lick Railroad

The heyday of passenger rail travel was about a century ago.  But don’t tell that to the folks in southern Indiana, for they are riding the historic…

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The Healing Waters of French Lick

Airlines might devote more flights to popular winter destinations like Phoenix or Florida.  One hundred years ago they were adding trains for this popular spot in Indiana……

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If You Build It, They Will Come–Two Grand Hotels

In the movie “Field of Dreams”, a farmer builds a baseball field in the middle of his corn field.  Perhaps the people in this southern Indiana town…

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A Famous Front Porch

Many homes have a front porch.  It can be a place to relax and simply enjoy the outdoors.  In this town, it’s the hotel that has…

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Trophies From the Game of Basketball

Most museums will put the artifacts behind glass, not to be touched.  Sure it’s interesting to look, but it might seem a little stuffy.  That’s…

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The Birthplace of a Basketball Legend

Many of our towns and cities have people that we look up to.  Perhaps they aren’t known to the rest of the world…or just maybe they…

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Building a Utopian Society

In 1825, Robert Own of Wales, purchased an entire town in the state of Indiana.  His dream was to create a utopian society where morals were upheld…

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A Place Called Harmony

Harmony.  It might be defined as finding peace with one’s self and one another.  That’s what the people who established the town of Harmony were looking…

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A Long-Established Community

There are many reasons people came from Europe to the newly founded United States.  Some came to find freedom to practice their religion.  That was the…

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Factors That Influence Vehichle Purchases

What influences someone to buy a new car?  Is it great wealth, cool styles, or maybe a clunker that bit the dust?  All are potential…

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Automakers After the Great Recession

It’s been dubbed the Great Recession…the economic downturn of that began in 2009.  One of the industries hardest hit were automakers.  Today we have the…

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It’s a Duesy

In Northeast Indiana, there’s a town that once produced the top cars of the day. It’s still home to a showroom where some of the…

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Leroy Keyes

In 1968, O.J Simpson won the Heisman Trophy, but it was this man who was runner-up in the Heisman balloting that year. His story is…

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Working to End Hunger

Food. We may not think much about it, until we go without a meal. I hope you’ll join me in giving thanks and helping those…

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Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we remember those who have served our country and those who have fought to preserve freedom at home and around the world….

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A Flight Plan for Life

Vernice Armour was a combat pilot in Iraq.  It was an extraordinary mission, working to rebuild the country and protecting citizens and troops form those…

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Vernice “Flygirl” Armour

Vernice had a dream to fly. However, that dream wasn’t simply to take to the air, but to push the limits of what had been…

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Dozens of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that not only were there more…

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The Nation’s First Banks

Today, you can find banks and ATM machines seemingly everywhere. But in the first few decades following the founding of the nation, banks were scarce–that…

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The Red Skelton Festival

If you go to Vincennes, Indiana this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll meet a clown.  Actually, there’s a chance you might meet one thousand…

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