Category: Indiana

Kohn, Rita Tevelowitz

Indianapolis journalist and playwright Rita Kohn describes how writing a play about Louisa May Alcott led to stories of Indiana’s history.  

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Winterrowd, Thomas Shaw

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: May 12, 2015

After his parents divorced Tom lived with his Shaw grandparents during the depression In Flatrock, Indiana. He talks of the many lessons learned about money, heros, hard work, religion and good books.

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Stamm, Nancy Anne Bush

Posted in: , , Story by: May 12, 2015

 Nancy Stamm dedicated her interview to the memory of her late, beloved husband Dick who lived his life empowering others and making friends everywhere

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Chapman, Daniel Clifford and Joan Yarlan

  Mother and son, Joan and Daniel Chapman, share the telling of how their ancestor John Johnson came to Indiana and in 1821 witnessed an historic decision at Conner Prairie.

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Hall, Heather Irene

Posted in: , , Story by: April 1, 2014

Heather Irene Hall tells her story about meeting the man she would marry in a Broad Ripple Vintage store while shopping for a jean jacket. Michael Hall tells his version of the story elsewhere on this website.

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Sauffer, John William

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: March 25, 2014

Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.    

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Lieber, Tammy Ann

Posted in: , , , Story by: March 24, 2014

Years after leaving home Tammy Lieber visited the rural farm house of her childhood periodically to reflect and rebuild her life. In this excerpt of her life story she describes listening to the wonderful range of sounds of the country heard from the porch and her fresh appreciation for rural life.

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Blake, Walter Andrew

While growing up in a family of 17 children in South Bend, Walter helped his Father in the trash hauling business. During his freshman year at Notre Dame Walter came home to visit and gained a fresh appreciation for what his family had done for him.

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Wigand, Anthony Albert

Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes. ┬áTony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!  

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Durkos, Larry George

Posted in: , , Story by: December 11, 2013

Larry Durkos describes the ingenuity and creativity of his Grandfather Rudolph, a man who may have given Larry the genes and the personal inspiration to become an engineer.  

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