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Indiana Quick Quiz

A number of  Indiana cities have "Green" in their names.  Match the city to the county.

quiz1.  Greentown     2.  Greenfield     3.  Greencastle     4.  Greenwood     5.  Greensburg

A.  Hancock     B. Decatur     C.  Howard     D.  Johnson     E.  Putnam 

Answers Below 


Sarah Lincoln

1828     Sarah Lincoln Grigsby died at age 20 in Spencer County.  She was the older sister of 18-year-old Abraham Lincoln.  She had played a major role in raising her brother after their mother had died 10 years earlier.  Married to Adam Grigsby, she died in childbirth.  She was buried in the cemetery of the Little Pigeon Creek Baptist Church, which is now part of the Lincoln State Park.  


Wallace marker

1875     Zerelda Wallace, widow of Indiana Governor David Wallace, addressed the Indiana General Assembly and presented over 21,000 signatures on temperance petitions.  She was the first president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Indiana and a member of the Equal Suffrage Society of Indiana.  In 1880, she testified before the United States Senate in favor of giving women the right to vote.  Pictured:  The Indiana Historical Marker honoring Zerelda Wallace, located on North Delaware Street in Indianapolis.  

Hoosier Quote of the Week

"The highest form of development is to govern one's self."    - - -  Zerelda Wallace (1817 - 1901)



1921     Herbert Hoover, former director of the United States Food Administration, hosted a $100 per plate luncheon in the Riley Room of the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis.  The lunch consisted of cocoa, rice stew, and black beans.  The meager fare was a representation of food rations for hungry children in Central Europe.  Hoover went on to become U. S. Secretary of Commerce and, in 1933, President of the United States.  The $100 lunch in 1921 would be over $1,400 in today's dollars.


Jo Anne w

1968     Rowen and Martin's "Laugh-In" show premiered on NBC Television.  Among the regular cast each week was Jo Anne Worley.  The comedian, actress, and singer graduated from high school in Lowell, Indiana.  In addition to many television and movie appearances, she has performed in scores of musical productions on and off Broadway.  


Dan Quayle

1989     Dan Quayle of Huntington, Indiana, took the oath of office to become the 44th Vice President of the United States, serving under President George H. W. Bush.  Quayle had spent eight years in the United States Senate and four years in the U. S. House of Representatives.  He graduated from Huntington High School, DePauw University, and the Indiana University Law School.  


pie2009     In a non-binding resolution, the Indiana Senate made sugar cream pie the "official state pie" of Indiana.  Also known, as "Hoosier Pie," it is made from a simple recipe and was a popular easy-to-fix dessert in pioneer cabins across the state.  

Did You Know?

There are several ways of making sugar cream pie.  One of the most basic recipes is this one purportedly used by Anna Harrison, wife of William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory and the 9th President of the United States:

Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie

1 cup sugar; 4 tablespoons of flour; 1/4 teaspoon salt; 1 pint heavy cream; 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix dry ingredients.  Blend in cream and vanilla.  Bake in unbaked pie shell at 350 degrees for one hour.  Let cool completely, and then enjoy a slice of Indiana history!


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ANSWERS:  1. C     2. A     3. E       4. D     5. B


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