Historic Bremen

Bremen, Indiana

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1963 – Bremen gets a public swimming pool

The warm weather has returned, and summer is just around the corner. Back in the early 1960s, when air conditioning was not common in these parts, people yearned for a refreshing dip in a clean, well-maintained swimming pool. Moms wrote… Continue Reading →

1886 – Baseball chatter gets personal

It’s baseball season again, and here is a reminder that trash talk is nothing new. Click the image to display a larger version.

1890s: Bremen foot-ball

Football was a dangerous game in the days before proper helmets and pads, and when the flying wedge was legal. But it was popular in Bremen as early as the mid-1890s. (It was disallowed in 1907 and returned in 1955.)

The Bremen Greens & old-time baseball

At the turn of the 20th century—back when the game was spelled “base-ball” and the word “fans” was printed in quotation marks to show it was just slang—Bremen fielded multiple fine baseball teams that played all over Michiana. Their names,… Continue Reading →

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