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Stories by author "Jordan B. Ryan": 3

Early History: 1840’s-1900’s Two and a half miles west of downtown sits the remnants of Central State Hospital, Indiana’s first hospital for the mentally ill. The term “hospital” rather than “asylum” signaled the institution’s…

Establishment: 1847-1850 Founded in 1847 by an act of the Indiana General Assembly, the earliest School for the Blind originated in the blocks bounded by Meridian, Pennsylvania, North, and St. Clair streets. Interestingly, the call for…

Early History: 1820’s-1860’s In 1820, Indiana pioneer John McCormick and his brother James McCormick constructed a cabin along the White River in Delaware Native American territory. The White River’s west fork spans the entire width of the…

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