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As you can probably guess from the photo, I am a graduate of Purdue University.  I have a doctorate in aerospace engineering & worked at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis for 30 years.  I now work for VEXTEC, a small company located in Nashville, Tennessee.  One of my favorite hobbies is bicycling, and I am co-owner of Circle City Bicycles in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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  • Miami County Museum
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    Miami County Museum

    8 months ago

    Peru, Indiana has one of the finest county museums in the state. It has artifacts related to the town's circus history, the Miami Indians who once lived there and Cole Porter.

  • Tree Kangaroos
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    Tree Kangaroos

    8 months ago

    Tree kangaroos are adapted to life in the canopy. Most are found on the island of New Guinea, where they are threatened by hunting and habitat loss.

  • River Dolphins of the World
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    River Dolphins of the World

    8 months ago

    There are several different species of river dolphins worldwide. The Chinese river dolphin is believed to be extinct, while the Indus river and Ganges river dolphins are threatened.

  • Numbats
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    Numbats

    8 months ago

    Numbats are small marsupials which eat termites. There numbers in the wild once dropped below one thousand, but captive breeding and other conservation efforts are bringing it back.

  • Indiana's Whitewater Memorial State Park
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    Indiana's Whitewater Memorial State Park

    8 months ago

    Whitewater Memorial State Park is located in southeastern Indiana. Created as a memorial to World War II veterans, it offers boating, fishing, hiking and camping.

  • The Decline and Rise of the American Buffalo
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    The Decline and Rise of the American Buffalo

    8 months ago

    Once numbering perhaps 100 million, the buffalo population to about 1,000 by the late nineteenth century. Conservation saved it from extinction and there are over 300,000 buffalo today.

  • Wollemi Pine - Back from Extinction
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    Wollemi Pine - Back from Extinction

    9 months ago

    In 1994, an Australian park ranger in Womeni National Park found a tree scientists thought died out during the age of dinosaurs. Less than one hundred mature Wollemi pines exist in the wild today.

  • Carolina Parakeet
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    Carolina Parakeet

    9 months ago

    The Carolina parakeet once ranged across most of the eastern United States, living in old-growth forests around rivers and swamps. The last one died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918.

  • The Whooping Crane
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    The Whooping Crane

    9 months ago

    The whooping crane, North America's tallest bird, on the verge of extinction in 1945, with only 23 birds remaining. Thanks to conservation efforts, there are now 600 alive, with most living wild.

  • The Falkland Islands Wolf
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    The Falkland Islands Wolf

    8 months ago

    The Falkland Islands wolf made it to the islands about 16,000 years ago. It disappeared about one hundred years after humans first settled the Falklands.

  • The Sea Mink
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    The Sea Mink

    9 months ago

    The sea mink is an extinct species of mink. It was not recognized as a separate species until 1903, after it had become extinct

  • Steller's Sea Cow
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    Steller's Sea Cow

    9 months ago

    Steller's sea cow was discovered in 1741 during an expedition led by Vitus Bering. Within 27 years it was hunted to extinction.

  • Why Species Go Extinct
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    Why Species Go Extinct

    9 months ago

    This article covers a few of the causes extinction. It looks at examples of species that went extinct and some that came back from the brink.

  • The California Condor
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    The California Condor

    9 months ago

    The California condor has the largest wingspan of any bird in North America. Once down to only 22 birds, there are now over 400, including more than 200 in the wild.

  • George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
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    George Rogers Clark National Historic Park

    9 months ago

    George Rogers Clark captured Fort Sackville in Vincennes, Indiana during the American Revolution. Today there is a memorial in his honor at the site of his triumph.

  • The Great Auk
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    The Great Auk

    18 months ago

    The great auk once roamed the north Atlantic in great numbers. By the middle of the nineteenth century, they had been wiped out by the feather industry.

  • The Tulip Trestle
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    The Tulip Trestle

    20 months ago

    The Tulip Trestle in Indiana's Greene county is the longest and tallest railroad trestle in the state. After over one hundred years of operation, it is still in use.

  • The Black-footed Ferret
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    The Black-footed Ferret

    18 months ago

    The black-footed ferret was thought to be extinct before it was re-discovered in 1981. Thanks to captive breeding and re-introduction, there are now about 500 ferrets in the wild.

  • The Giant Sycamore Tree of Worthington Indiana
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    The Giant Sycamore Tree of Worthington Indiana

    20 months ago

    The largest broad leaf tree in the United States once grew near Worthington, Indiana. After it blew down in a thunderstorm, a portion of the sycamore tree was moved to Worthington City Park in 1925.

  • The Tasmanian Tiger
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    The Tasmanian Tiger

    9 months ago

    The Tasmanian tiger was a carnivorous marsupial that lived on the Australian island of Tasmania. The last known animal died in captivity in 1936.

  • Lanier Mansion
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    Lanier Mansion

    9 months ago

    James Lanier, financier and banker, built a beautiful 1844 Greek Revival style mansion in Madison, Indiana. He later loaned the state of Indiana over a million dollars to avoid bankruptcy.

  • The Dodo
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    The Dodo

    9 months ago

    The dodo lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indiana Ocean. Discovered in 1598, this large, flightless relative of the pigeon became extinct by 1662.

  • The Reuben Wells
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    The Reuben Wells

    9 months ago

    The Reuben Wells was built in 1868 to push trains up the hill out of Madison, Indiana. Today it is on exhibit in the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

  • Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
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    Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

    9 months ago

    The Ivory-billed woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the United States. Long thought to be extinct, it may still exist.

  • Fox Lake Indiana
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    Fox Lake Indiana

    15 months ago

    Fox Lake, located in northeast Indiana near Angola, is a resort that catered to African-Americans during segregation. Today many second and third generation property owners still live there.

  • Indiana's 1913 Flood
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    Indiana's 1913 Flood

    17 months ago

    The worst flood in Indiana's history occurred around Easter in 1913. This catastrophe affected 15 states and overloaded the nation's disaster relief capability.

  • Hillforest Mansion
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    Hillforest Mansion

    18 months ago

    Hillforest Mansion is a beautiful home resembling a steamboat that was built in 1855. It is located in Aurora, Indiana which is about thirty-five miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Indiana Corn Mazes
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    Indiana Corn Mazes

    9 months ago

    Corn mazes have become a popular fall activity in Indiana and other Midwestern states. Here is a sampling of what's available across the state.

  • Getting Started in Bicycling
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    Getting Started in Bicycling

    18 months ago

    This guide is aimed at people looking to get started bicycling. This guide should help you choose the right bicycle for the kind of riding you plan to do.

  • How to Select Office Space
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    How to Select Office Space

    9 months ago

    This is a short guide on leasing office space for those who are transitioning from a home office. The Indianapolis market is used for examples, but the method can be applied anywhere.

  • The Passenger Pigeon
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    The Passenger Pigeon

    9 months ago

    The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, yet it became extinct in 1914. This is the story of its dramatic decline.

  • Top Ten Online Utilities
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    Top Ten Online Utilities

    9 months ago

    Here are my favorite free online utilities. These applications save me time and frustration.

  • Lyles Station
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    Lyles Station

    9 months ago

    Lyles Station, Indiana is an African-American town that once numbered about 800. Today, only a few families remain.

  • New Harmony, Indiana
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    New Harmony, Indiana

    9 months ago

    New Harmony, Indiana is a wonderful place to visit. It was the site of two communal societies. One functioned well for a decade before moving on, and the other failed within two years.

  • Indiana's Pokagon State Park
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    Indiana's Pokagon State Park

    9 months ago

    Pokagon State Park became Indiana's fifth state park when it was created in 1925. Today it is best known for its quarter mile long toboggan run.

  • Indiana Dunes State Park
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    Indiana Dunes State Park

    18 months ago

    Indiana Dunes State Park is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. With its beautiful scenery, it is Indiana's second most popular state park.

  • Indiana Canals
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    Indiana Canals

    18 months ago

    Indiana went on a canal building binge in the 1830s. The ensuing financial fiasco prompted a new state constitution in 1851 which forbids borrowing.

  • Favorite Cat Videos
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    Favorite Cat Videos

    14 months ago

    Here are reviews of fifteen cat videos out on YouTube. Included are funny, amazing, unique and cute videos.

  • Indiana Colony: The Founding of Pasadena, California
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    Indiana Colony: The Founding of Pasadena, California

    18 months ago

    The city of Pasadena, California was founded by settlers from Indiana tired of cold winters. It was originally called Indiana Colony.

  • Indiana Backyard Wildlife Habitat
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    Indiana Backyard Wildlife Habitat

    9 months ago

    Here are some tips on turning your property into a haven for wildlife.

  • Low Salt Chili Recipe
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    Low Salt Chili Recipe

    18 months ago

    Here's a simple chili recipe that doesn't have a lot of sodium.

  • Wide Plank Flooring in Your Home
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    Wide Plank Flooring in Your Home

    16 months ago

    Wide plank flooring is a great to add beauty and character to your home. It is available in fixed width and random width packages from a variety of suppliers.

  • Wabash & Erie Canal
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    Wabash & Erie Canal

    9 months ago

    The Wabash & Erie Canal once ran from Toledo on Lake Erie to Evansville on the Ohio River. A 2.5 mile stretch is preserved in Delphi, Indiana.

  • Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
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    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    9 months ago

    The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic is a 128 acre property located on the shore Lake Sylvan. The home is known as the Cabin in Wildflower Woods.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Hagerstown Indiana
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    Hagerstown Indiana

    17 months ago

    Three well-known businesses have called Hagerstown Indiana home. These include Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Guy Wellivers Smorgasbord and Abbott's Candy Shop.

  • Wayne County Indiana Courthouse War
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    Wayne County Indiana Courthouse War

    14 months ago

    Three different towns have served as the seat of justice in Wayne county. The changes in county seat location haven't always been peaceful.

  • Metamora Indiana
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    Metamora Indiana

    9 months ago

    Originally an 1838 canal town, Metamora is now a popular tourist attraction on a restored section of the Whitewater Canal.

  • Anderson Indiana: Queen City of the Gas Belt
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    Anderson Indiana: Queen City of the Gas Belt

    18 months ago

    Anderson's Historic West 8th Street features many beautiful old homes, some of which date back to the days of the Indiana Gas Boom.

  • Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area
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    Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area

    17 months ago

    Each fall thousands of sandhill cranes pass through Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Indiana.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Shakamak State Park
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    Shakamak State Park

    15 months ago

    The Shakamak State Park area was once mined for coal. After the mines closed, a lake was created which became the nucleus of the park. Today there are three lakes which are popular with anglers.

  • Lincoln State Park & Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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    Lincoln State Park & Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    9 months ago

    Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood Memorial commemorate President Lincoln's life in Indiana from 1816 to 1830.

  • Indiana Cities and Towns
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    Indiana Cities and Towns

    9 months ago

    This article dicussses a variety of Indiana cities and their histories. Vincennes was captured by George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War. Wabash was the first electrically lighted city.

  • Visit Las Vegas
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    Visit Las Vegas

    9 months ago

    Here are a few tips for the first time visitor to Las Vegas. This article provides guidance on travel, hotels, food and entertainment.

  • Indianapolis Lunch Deals
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    Indianapolis Lunch Deals

    9 months ago

    Here's a few of the lunch deals available in Indianapolis.

  • Wabash, Indiana: World's First Electrically Lighted City
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    Wabash, Indiana: World's First Electrically Lighted City

    15 months ago

    Wabash Indiana was the first city in the world to be lighted with electricity.

  • Kokomo - City of Firsts
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    Kokomo - City of Firsts

    18 months ago

    Kokomo Indiana is known as "The City of Firsts" because of the number of items that were first produced there.

  • Parke County Covered Bridges
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    Parke County Covered Bridges

    18 months ago

    Parke County Indiana has over 30 covered bridges, more than any other county in America.

  • Ouabache State Park
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    Ouabache State Park

    9 months ago

    Ouabache State Park near Blufton Indiana features a 25 acre lake, bison exhibit, hiking trails and a paved bicycle trail

  • Indiana State Parks
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    Indiana State Parks

    18 months ago

    A history of the Indiana state park system, which was initiated in 1916 by Colonel Richard Lieber.

  • William Wells - The White Indian
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    William Wells - The White Indian

    18 months ago

    William Wells was a white man who was captured and raised by Indians. He fought with Little Turtle but eventually changed sides and fought with Mad Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

  • Muncie Indiana
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    Muncie Indiana

    9 months ago

    Information about present day Muncie Indiana and its history.

  • Clifty Falls State Park
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    Clifty Falls State Park

    18 months ago

    Clifty Falls State Park, near Madison Indiana, has four waterfalls sixty feet or higher.

  • McGregor McDougle
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    McGregor McDougle

    18 months ago

    McGregor McDougle was a member of the notorious criminal gang known as the Blacklegs which was based in Noble County Indiana prior to the Civil War.

  • Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville, Indiana
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    Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville, Indiana

    18 months ago

    Kendallville Indiana is the home of the Mid-American Windmill Museum, which has 52 working windmills from a variety of manufacturers.

  • Ligonier Indiana's Jewish Heritage
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    Ligonier Indiana's Jewish Heritage

    18 months ago

    The small Indiana town of Ligonier once had a thriving Jewish community with its own synagogue.

  • Brown County State Park
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    Brown County State Park

    9 months ago

    Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest, offers beautiful views, great mountain biking and wildlife.

  • Turkey Run State Park
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    Turkey Run State Park

    9 months ago

    Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana features excellent hiking trails and lots of interesting geological features.

  • Crown Point Indiana
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    Crown Point Indiana

    13 months ago

    The history of Crown Point Indiana includes an early car race, a famous escape by John Dillinger and countless marriages.

  • McCormick's Creek State Park
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    McCormick's Creek State Park

    9 months ago

    McCormick's Creek State Park near Spencer, opened in 1916 as Indiana's first state park.

  • Lake Manitou, Indiana
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    Lake Manitou, Indiana

    18 months ago

    Lake Manitou, once thought to be the home of a lake monster, is now a popular recreation spot in northern Indiana.

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
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    Lassen Volcanic National Park

    9 months ago

    Information about hiking and backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in northern California.

  • Shades State Park
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    Shades State Park

    9 months ago

    Shades State Park offers excellent hiking trails and a great campground for tent campers. It has terrain similar to Turkey Run State Park but is less crowded.

  • Mounds State Park
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    Mounds State Park

    18 months ago

    Mounds State Park located in Anderson, Indiana features ten Indian mounds from the Adena - Hopewell culture.

  • Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park
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    Backpacking Grand Canyon National Park

    18 months ago

    Describes a six day trip backpacking Grand Canyon National Park

  • Spring Mill State Park
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    Spring Mill State Park

    18 months ago

    Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana features a restored pioneer village, a memorial to space pioneer Gus Grissom, and 67 acres of virgin timber.

  • Fulton County Museum
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    Fulton County Museum

    9 months ago

    The Fulton County Museum is located just north of Rochester, Indiana. It includes exhibits on round barns and other items related to the county's history.

  • Brookston Indiana
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    Brookston Indiana

    9 months ago

    Brookston Indiana, a town of about 1,500, is home to a company that makes paper by hand.

  • Famous People of Fairmount Indiana
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    Famous People of Fairmount Indiana

    18 months ago

    Despite a population of only 3,000 residents, Fairmount Indiana natives include James Dean, Jim Davis (creator of Garfield), CBS correspondent Phil Jones and Hurricane Center Director Bob Sheets.

  • Mansfield Roller Mill
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    Mansfield Roller Mill

    9 months ago

    The Mansfield Roller Mill in Parke county is a fine example of transitional milling, which uses rollers instead of stones to grind grain.

  • Ansel Toney - The Kite Man
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    Ansel Toney - The Kite Man

    17 months ago

    Ansel Toney, Farmland's best known resident, became famous after Charles Kuralt featured him & his kites on his On the Road series

  • Levi Coffin State Historic Site
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    Levi Coffin State Historic Site

    9 months ago

    The Levi Coffin State Historic Site pays homage to the abolitionist Quaker who helped many escaping slaves reach Canada & freedom.

  • Greentown Glass Museum
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    Greentown Glass Museum

    18 months ago

    Glass works from Greentown, Indiana are well known to collectors. The Greentown Glass Museum features over 2,000 pieces.

  • Why is Titanium Used in Aerospace Applications?
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    Why is Titanium Used in Aerospace Applications?

    9 months ago

    This article provides an explanation of titanium's benefits to the aerospace industry.

  • Indiana Attractions
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    Indiana Attractions

    9 months ago

    An overview of Indiana's history which references some of the historical sites which still exist and can be visited today.

  • Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
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    Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

    9 months ago

    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle honors Indiana's greatest high school, college & professional basketball players, including Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird & George McGinnis.

  • Limberlost State Historic Site
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    Limberlost State Historic Site

    9 months ago

    Limberlost State Historic Site in Indiana was the home of Gene Stratton-Porter. She was a popular author & naturalist in the early 1900s. Her best known book is "A Girl of the Limberlost".

  • Wilbur Wright Birthplace
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    Wilbur Wright Birthplace

    9 months ago

    The Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum is located a few miles east of New Castle, Indiana. The mueum contains a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer & other interesting items.

  • Elwood Haynes Museum
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    Elwood Haynes Museum

    9 months ago

    The Elwood Haynes Museum is located in Kokomo, Indiana. Elwood Haynes was a metallurgist and automotive pioneer.

  • Cass County Carousel
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    Cass County Carousel

    18 months ago

    Over one hundred years old, the Cass County Carousel in Logansport, Indiana is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can take a ride on it for 75 cents.

  • Michigan City Lighthouse
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    Michigan City Lighthouse

    9 months ago

    The Michigan City Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City, Indiana was built in 1858. Miss Harriet Colfax served as lighthouse keeper for 43 years before retiring at the age of 80 in 1904.

  • Lake of the Red Cedars Museum
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    Lake of the Red Cedars Museum

    9 months ago

    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum is located in Cedar Lake, Indiana. The former Lassen Hotel houses artifacts from the area's resort era.

  • Old Stoney
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    Old Stoney

    18 months ago

    "Old Stoney," originally built as a high school, now houses the Clinton County Historical Museum in Frankfort, Indiana

  • Ernie Pyle World War II Museum
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    Ernie Pyle World War II Museum

    18 months ago

    The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum is located in Ernie Pyle's birthplace. It is located in Dana, Indiana.

  • Tippecanoe Battlefield
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    Tippecanoe Battlefield

    18 months ago

    The Tippecanoe Battlefield is the site of the 1811 battle between William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh's Indian confederation. It is located a few miles from Lafayette, Indiana

  • Greenfield Mills
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    Greenfield Mills

    9 months ago

    Greenfield Mills grinds flour and provides electricity to 11 homes in the area. This mill has been run by the same family for over 100 years.

  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
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    Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

    9 months ago

    The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana features some of the most unique and beautiful cars ever made.

  • Historic Crawfordsville Indiana
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    Historic Crawfordsville Indiana

    9 months ago

    Crawfordsville Indiana has a number of unique historical buildings. These include Lane Place, the Ben-Hur Museum and the Rotary Jail Museum.

  • Failure Analysis Basics
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    Failure Analysis Basics

    18 months ago

    This article discusses how failure analysis is performed on engineered components. Common failure mechaisms such as fatigue, corrosion, erosion and tensilde overload are covered.

  • Terre Haute Aerospace
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    Terre Haute Aerospace

    9 months ago

    Terre Haute, Indiana has several aerospace companies. These include VEXTEC Laboratory Group, Tri Aerospace and General Electric Aviation.

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