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9 Locations ~ Curated by Indiana Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology

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At this rare, historic medical site, walking through the door takes you into April 1903. William Davies Hutchings, a Kentucky-born and trained doctor, moved to Madison in 1876. He practiced medicine at this location until his death in 1903. He…

Young men from Johnson County filled six infantry companies in the American Civil War. One of the most well-documented is the 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Company F. After the fall of Ft. Sumpter in Charleston, South Carolina on April 13th, 1861,…

The name “Pearl City” originated sometime between 1900 and the early 1930s, when the mussel fishing industry here sparked a “pearl rush.” This stretch of the Wabash River was once filled with people, mostly squatters, who lived in tents, shanties,…

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Discover Indiana has been made possible by a Public Projects grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Its development has been previously funded by the Public History Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Humanities, and Indiana Landmarks. Discover Indiana gratefully acknowledges their support of for this project.

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