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Indiana Quick Quiz   -   Can you name these Indiana cities?  

  1. This  Spencer County town was named Santa Fe before townspeople changed the last name and made it a hit with kids across the country.  
  2. Salt deposits near this city in Orange County made it a popular stopping place for French settlers.
  3. Some say the unusual name of this town in Brown County comes from the French city of Narbonne.

Answers Below 


Crown Hill1863     Planning began for a new cemetery in Indianapolis to be created on over 200 acres north of the city in an area that included "Strawberry Hill."  Graves from the city's old Greenlawn Cemetery were moved to the new location.  Today Crown Hill covers over 500 acres and is the third largest private cemetery in the nation.  

Did You Know?

Architect Adolph Scherrer designed the beautiful Gothic entrance and Waiting Station at Crown Hill Cemetery.  Scherrer had been assistant to Edwin May, who designed the Indiana Statehouse.  Scherrer took over the completion of the Statehouse when May died in 1880.



1894     Henry Harrison Culver started a college preparatory school on his property near Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall County.  Modeled after West Point, Culver Military Academy enrolled 45 cadets the first year.  Today, with an enrollment of over 800, the Culver Academies are ranked among the best in the nation.  


Daily Echo

1898     The first issue of The Daily Echo was published by students at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis.  It was the first daily high school newspaper in the country.  Many members of the staff over the years went on to fame, including Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Dan Wakefield, Richard Lugar, and Madelyn Pugh, writer for the "I Love Lucy" show.  




1919     The Elkhart Band Instrument Company filed for incorporation.  For many years, Elkhart was called the "band instrument capital of the world" and was home to such famous brands as Conn, Selmer, Buescher, and Martin. 



1965     Indiana Selective Service officials announced that the state quota for the month was 1,075.  They noted that the quota for California at the same time was 1,039, although that state's population was four times larger.  It was explained that draft quotas were "based on availability of manpower and not population."  Over 2.2 million men were drafted across the nation during the Vietnam era.  


Juliet V. Strauss

2012     A state historical marker was dedicated in Rockville, the hometown of  Juliet V. Strauss, a popular newspaper columnist who was published in the RockvilleTribune, the Indianapolis News, and  Ladies' Home Journal.  She helped save the old-growth forest which became Turkey Run State Park in 1916.  She is honored by a memorial statue in the park.  


"I lived my own life.  If I wished to ride a horse, or play a game of cards, or go wading in the creek with children, I always did it.  I never strained my eyesight or racked my nerves to arrive at small perfections.  In short, I lived."     - -Juliet V. Strauss


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ANSWERS:  1.  Santa Claus      2.  French Lick  3.  Gnaw Bone


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