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200 years before campus: Jay Vanderveen provides insight on South Bend’s history

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief  What used to be grandstands, might not look like much. Just south of the Community Building, the history of South Bend is nothing less than expansive. Dr. Jay VanderVeen, professor of archeology and anthropology, was asked this year to speak at the History Museum’s Insights on History. Due to the pandemic,

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River Crossing Student Housing land rich in local history

The site was once an amusement park, baseball diamond, and more By: SARAH E. WARD Staff Writer When the IU South Bend River Crossing campus apartments were dedicated in 2008 and students began moving in that fall, there probably wasn’t a thought about the land the apartments now rested on. Indeed it is certainly just

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