Hoosier History Live is an independently produced new media project about Indiana history, integrating podcasts, website, newsletter, and social media, created and produced by Molly Head. Its original content comes initially from a live with call in weekly talk radio show hosted by author and historian Nelson Price. You can hear the show live Saturdays from noon to 1 pm ET. It’s over the air in Central Indiana at WICR 88.7 fm, or you can stream at the WICR HD1 app on your phone.
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November 04, 2023
First cookbook published in Indiana and food fashions of 1840s and ‘50s- Encore
Roadtrip: Historic marker for John Freeman in downtown Indianapolis
After Angelina Collins ' husband died in 1869, she eventually moved to Salem, Ind., to live with one of her sons. She is buried next to her husband and two of their sons in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.
Guest Roadtripper Dona Stokes-Lucas, historic researcher, suggests a visit to the John Freeman Historic Marker on this encore show. The marker commemorates the story of John Freeman and is located on the west side of Pennsylvania Street between 10th and 11th streets in downtown Indianapolis.Dona will tell us more about how John Freeman eventually retained his freedom but lost his savings in the process. She will also tell us more about the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and how it adversely affected free blacks.
Hoosier History Live looks back:
Block's, Wasson's and Strauss: bygone major retailers in Indy
Our March 26, 2022 show with guest Ken Turchi, author of "Looking Forward, Giving Back: The Jewish Merchants of Downtown Indianapolis" spotlighted the two department stores that rivaled Ayres for about 100 years: William H. Block Co. and H.P. Wasson & Co., known conversationally by generations of Hoosier shoppers as "Block's" and "Wasson's". On this show we also explored L. Strauss & Co., which also was based in downtown Indy and specialized in high-quality clothing. Jewish merchants founded or built all three retailers in the late 1800s, with multiple generations of Jewish families overseeing the businesses for much of the 1900s. (The Ayres family was Protestant.)
There certainly was a day when shopping at a glamorous downtown Indianapolis department store was an exciting thing to do!Click here to listen to the show podcast. You can also see a list of our show podcasts on our website at www.hoosierhistorylive.org and go to ARCHIVES. You can also sign up for our free weekly enewsletter at our website.
Podcast listening, and Hoosier History Live copyright policies
We still do a live radio show every Saturday from noon to one broadcasting on WICR 88.7, but more and more of our listeners are listening to our podcasts, which are basically audio copies of our live shows. Our website is www.hoosierhistorylive.org, and you can sign up at our website to get our free weekly newsletter.
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