LaPorte County- LaPorte (1894-)

People have a tendency to assign human traits and characteristics to animals and inanimate objects. Installing eyelashes on the headlights of a new Beetle or angry eyes on a Jeep is a perfect example of this behavior, known as anthropomorphizing. Sometimes it’s a fun, harmless activity. Other times, not so much- no matter how cute […]

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Clinton County- Frankfort (1882-)

It’s easy to lament our state’s historic courthouses that have been lost to natural disasters, deferred maintenance, and the increasing needs of growing communities. Through old postcards, I’ve seen just about all of Indiana’s 20th century courthouse casualties, and though I haven’t gotten close to teary over their destruction, I’ve certainly decried it in some […]

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