Floyd County- New Albany (1961-)

I hate to bear bad news, but this just in, America- we’re over-retailed! Indiana’s first enclosed shopping mall, in Anderson, closed two years ago; Marion’s moribund Five Points Mall finally shut down aside from its three stores with outside entrances, the Muncie Mall lost three of its four anchors and Dick’s is leaving Washington Scare […]

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Hancock County- Greenfield (1897-)

I can’t stomach them, but the works of beloved poet James Whitcomb Riley -the folksy Hoosier who wrote “Little Orphan Annie,” “The Raggedy Man,” and “When the Frost is on the Punkin”- are considered by many to be timeless classics. Unfortunately, despite or because of the thousand or so poems he penned during his lifetime, […]

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Pulaski County- Winamac (1895-)

A version of this post first appeared here a year ago, on February 4, 2019.  It’s been forty years since a historic courthouse has been demolished in Indiana, and for good reason! It’s pretty evident to me that Hoosiers have garnered a newfound appreciation for historic courthouses across the state. I actually started this project […]

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