People Lew Knew

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People Lew Knew: The Hawkins Family and Lane Place

Lane Place holds a secure spot in the history of Crawfordsville because of its association with Henry Lane and his wife Joanna Elston Lane. For Lew Wallace and Susan Elston it held a special place in their hearts because it was where they first really came to know each other […]

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People Lew Knew: Presidents Day Edition

For Presidents Day, we thought we would talk about some of the US Presidents Lew knew during his life. Former curator Joann Spragg was once asked about the Presidents that General Wallace knew—beginning with William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor, she began listing them. Wallace probably knew (and had opinions about) […]