Tippecanoe and Garrett too
The history of the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Pulled back from the brink: 1880 Paoli bridge
This old bridge looked like it was beyond repair — but thankfully, it wasn’t.
Building US 41 near Terre Haute in the 1920s
I was asked to figure out when some road-construction photos were made. I was able to date them to 1924 or 1925. Here’s how.
Walking the fine line between telling the truth and avoiding woke excess on state historic markers
States should tread carefully when updating historic markers to reflect modern sensibilities.
Whispering Winds on the Brookville Road
A look at a historic house on Indiana’s Brookville Road that once housed a family restaurant.
Interviewed on the radio about the Michigan Road
Hear my interview about the Michigan Road from radio station WKVI.
U.S. school desegregation, bullying, unrest, and violence, in the 1970s
A remembrance of school racial integration in the mid-1970s.
single frame: My old Kentucky home
Adding the Michigan Road to the modern Indiana highway system
The story of how the Michigan Road was added to the state highway system, bit by bit.
Mysteries solved, puzzles revealed in the route of the Michigan Road through Indiana
Looking at maps of the original Michigan Road surveys reveals that the route of the Historic Michigan Road Byway isn’t quite right in a couple places. We’re choosing to be okay with that.
The Klan in Indiana
Actor Adam Driver claims to have seen Klan rallies during his Indiana childhood. That’s shocking news to this lifelong Hoosier.