Is a Capone Escape Tunnel Hiding Out in Hobart, Indiana?

I saw it right away.  A flat, square hunk of concrete in the middle of the forest. Uninteresting, save that anything flat and square should not be in a natural forest...

When Rudy Valentino Came to Crown Point…

Valentino found fame...and wanted nothing to do with it.

Our Top 5 Stories of 2019 & What’s Coming in 2020

The day Nick and I launched this website on October 15th, 2017, our traffic tallied 9 total page views. We were delighted, until we...

Did Indiana Invent the Bloody Mary Cocktail?

Chef Perrin grabbed a bunch of tomatoes and turned them into juice. He added sugar and a secret sauce. The result was a huge success that literally created a demand for tomato juice overnight.

The Truth About Lilac Bushes

Ever wonder why you see lilac bushes around old farmhouses?

Rose and the Pig That Didn’t Live

This story is based on an 1988 interview with Rose Buckley Pearce, the matriarch of one of Northwest Indiana’s early farming families. In 1977,...