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Oct 25, 2019

(October 19, 2019 ) In many ways, our White River history show in July offered depth and context about the heritage of the waterway. In other ways, though, we barely skimmed the surface, particularly because the White River has been in the news so much during the last three months.

Civic leaders in Marion and Hamilton counties have unveiled the White River Vision Plan, a guide that emphasizes recreational opportunities on the river in the two counties.The attention has included a periodic...

Oct 18, 2019

(October 12, 2019 ) The first African-American police officer to be named a detective in Indianapolis was born into slavery in Virginia. After Benjamin Thornton became a detective in 1886 in what today is called the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), he earned acclaim across the country for his skills...

Oct 4, 2019

(September 28, 2019 ) As is clear from the popularity of the PBS show Finding Your Roots, and from the high volume of visitors to the website, many Americans are interested in learning about their family history. And with the advent of personal DNA analysis from services such as 23andMe and