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American Revolution

ANDREA NEAL: Marquis de Lafayette was a big hit in Jeffersonville

ANDREA NEAL: Marquis de Lafayette was a big hit in Jeffersonville

A half-century after the Declaration of Independence was issued, the Frenchman who helped the United States win the American Revolution returned to this country on a victory tour. It was a landmark event for cities on his itinerary. Jeffersonville, Ind., was one of them.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

If not for George Rogers Clark, we Hoosiers might snack on scones with jam and clotted cream and speak with cockney accents.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
Teen remembers past warriors, works to help today's vets

Teen remembers past warriors, works to help today's vets

PORTAGE | Hannah Vandermolen has always loved history.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Groups striving to remember American Revoluntionary War ancestors

For Hannah Vandermolen, it was her cousin 16 times removed that connected her to the American Revolutionary War.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
NWI Revolutionary War battle site commemorated

NWI Revolutionary War battle site commemorated

CHESTERTON | Nearly 233 years ago on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, American patriots and British allies fought a skirmish.

July 20, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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THE DESCENDANTS: You need to think about them before its too late

THE DESCENDANTS: You need to think about them before its too late

Everything came together last year. First I read Mark Twain's recently published autobiography. For the benefit of a few of you young'ns, Mark Twain, aka Samuel Clemens, was the first genuine celebrity author in America. He basically got rich the same way that David Sedaris does. By writing …

July 12, 2013 5:54 pm Photos

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Boston was at center of American Revolution

Events around Boston made it the center of a rebellion we now celebrate on July 4. The Boston Massacre was followed shortly by the Tea Party in Boston Harbor and then by the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
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