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CURRENT ISSUE - March 2013
"Troubled Crossings: Local History and the Built Environment in the Patoka Bottoms"
By Edith Sarra
How do we come to understand the history of a particular place, especially one whose significance may not be obvious to the glance? Edith Sarra looks into the history of the Patoka Bottoms in southwest Indiana - at canal workers and farmers, abolitionists and slave hunters, county planners and 21st-century highway builders - to uncover the complex biography of this place.
"This Just Hope of Ultimate Payment': The Indiana Morgan's Raid Claims Commission and Harrison County, Indiana, 1863-1887"
By Stephen Rockenbach
The July 1863 incursion into southern Indiana by John Hunt Morgan and his forces has become part of Indiana history and folklore. All too often, Morgan and his men have been romanticized into Southern gentlemen who took only the food they needed and left behind their tired, but valuable, Kentucky thoroughbred horses for lucky Indiana farmers. Stephen Rockenbach discovers instead that southern Indiana farmers and businessmen fought, mostly in vain, for more than 20 years to be repaid by the state or federal governments for their considerable losses to both Confederate and Union troops.