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Memory Bank: Soldiers come home

About six months after the allies in World War I signed an armistice with Germany, soldiers returned home to Indianapolis. The city held a Welcome Home Day on May 7, 1919, with a day-long celebration that included a parade and family reunions. A victory arch, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, was […]

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Memory Bank: Brewing beer

The Indianapolis Brewing Co., which was founded in 1887 with the merger of three local breweries, was once one of the nation’s largest breweries.

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Memory Bank: Set in Indiana

A crowd lines up outside the Indiana Theatre on June 14, 1944, to see the film “Home in Indiana,” a Henry Hathaway-directed movie about horse racing in Indiana. The film had its world debut in Indianapolis, and one of its stars, Jeanne Crain, visited Indiana for the premiere and to support local war-bond drives. The […]

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Memory Bank: Soldiers and Sailors Monument rises

The monument on Monument Circle is Indiana’s official memorial to Hoosiers who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Frontier Wars and the Spanish-American War.

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