October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
Indiana Quick Quiz
- In what Indiana County can you visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, where you can see over 100 classic cars built in Indiana?
- In what Indiana city was Native American chief Me-Shin-Go-Me-Sia, or Little Turtle, born in 1782?
- Who is the namesake of Wells County?
- What Indiana recording business started in Richmond, in 1915?
Did You Know??? America's first interstate highway, known as the National Road, was built across Indiana between 1829 and 1834
October 1, 1887 President Grover Cleveland and wife Francis visit the new Indiana Statehouse.
October 3, 1862 Pleasant A. Hackleman of Franklin County died at Corinth, Mississippi. He was the only Civil War General from Indiana to be killed in action.
October 4, 1860 U.S. Senator and Former Governor James Whitcomb died while on a visit in New York. On this same date in 1860, Ashbel Willard became the first Indiana Governor to die in office.
October 6, 1866 The first train robbery in the U. S. is staged by the Reno Brothers in Seymour.
October 7, 1849 James Whitcomb Riley is born in Greenfield. He gains international fame as the “Hoosier Poet.”
Our Where in Indiana? from last week was taken at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.
Where in Indiana?
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Answers: 1. DeKalb 2. Churubusco in Whitley County 3. William Wells 4. Richmond's Starr Piano who later changed its name to Gennett Records
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