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Indiana

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Indiana

Tour the Indianapolis Catacombs

To be offered beginning in June, the Indianapolis, Indiana Catacomb tours will take the public beneath City Market into mostly unknown catacombs that date to 1886. The cavernous walkways, featuring brick archways and columns of limestone, encompass more than 20,000 square feet and were part of Tomlinson Hall, a structure along Market Street that burned in 1958.

Biggest Population Losses

After a recent drive through Cairo, Illinois (article forthcoming), and seeing the effects of decades of racial segregation and violence, and then economic decline and population loss, I wondered what other major and minor cities in the United States has experienced such steep and dramatic losses? Besides Cairo, Detroit and Wheeling, I asked my Facebook readers of other examples.

Indiana Army Ammunition Plant

A Foggy Morning at the Ammunition Plant

One night, accompanied by another photographer, I embarked on a journey to capture the early morning scenery at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant, which holds the distinction of being the largest abandonment in the United States. The trek into the facility proved challenging, with tall grasses and vegetation reclaiming what once were meticulously maintained grounds bustling with activity.

Indiana Army Ammunition Plant

The Emergence of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant: A Chronicle of Wartime Necessity

The advent of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant was inevitable because of the looming tempest of global conflict. Spurred by the National Defense Appropriations Act and the subsequent Munitions Program, the United States Ordinance Department enlisted private corporations to undertake the formidable task of designing and constructing munitions factories for the production of smokeless gunpowder and other ordinances.