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History of Indiana Speedways; Baer Field Motorsports, Avilla & Fort Wayne Speedway & More

Baer Field Speedway is located next to the Fort Wayne Indiana airport. The original airport was named after Lt. Paul Baer, who as a First World War ace, and received the distinguished Service [...]

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Stagecoach History Facts; Wells Fargo Stagecoaches Were the Prairie Buses of The Old West

Stagecoaches differed from most public transportation as they followed the same routes and had schedules. The only other passenger accommodations were the railroads, but it was the stage lines [...]

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See One of the Original Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Cars; Custom Pontiac Firebird Sports Model

The star of the Knight Rider TV series was K.I.T.T, a 1982 customized Pontiac Firebird Sports model. It cost about $100k back in the day to create; equivalent to about $245k today. K.I.T.T. was a [...]

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American Civil War; Henry, Winchester, Sharp, Spencer & Other Repeating Rifles & More

Weaponry. The rifle dominated the battlefield, and though smooth-bore muskets were present, the Minie ball and rifling extended engagement ranges to 300 yards or more. Muskets being smooth bore [...]

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American Civil War Considered the First Modern War; Ballooning, Communication & More

The U.S. Civil War is considered by many to be the first or beginning of modern warfare. Many elements, albeit in their infancy had the beginnings in the American Civil War. Civil War Ballooning [...]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Indiana’s Major & Minor League Baseball History & Local Players

Did you realize that over time, Indiana has had five major league baseball teams? There is no doubt that Indiana has a rich baseball history. Many of the baseball traditions that fans enjoy today [...]

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Motorsports in Indiana; Jungle Park & Indianapolis Motor Speedway History, Museum & More

Indiana has a long history of motorsports. Indianapolis Motor Speedway goes back to 1909. Carl G. Fisher envisioned the race track from experience gained in Europe. He wanted a facility to test [...]

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Importance of Military History; Battlefield Medicine, Navigation Plotting Points & More

When we study the history of U.S. military, we don’t only focus on the battles and strategies, the technology and tactics but we must also look at the engineering services performed, catastrophe [...]

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History of Monster Trucks from Bob Chandler’s Bigfoot & Grave Digger to Monster Jams & More

Crushing vehicles into maimed steel carcasses, defying gravity by launching off loaded volumes of dirt, gargantuan vehicles have entertained the adrenaline pumped masses for the past few decades. [...]

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Why We Visit Museums & Importance of Museum Education for Children, Students & Adults!

Visit any city in the country and you are sure to find museums representing a wide variety of subjects from science, history, the arts, military, cars and more. There are a number of educational [...]

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