Hoosier History Highlights


    June 9 – June 15

    This Week in Indiana History


    June 9, 1891 Cole Porter composer and lyricist  (“Anything Goes”; “Night And Day”; “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”), born in Peru.

    June 10, 1816 The Indiana Constitutional Convention met for the first day in Corydon.  There were 43 delegates from 15 counties.


    Leach June 13, 1893 Antoinette Leach was granted the right to practice law by the Indiana Supreme Court, becoming the state’s first female attorney.

    June 14, 1936  President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in Vincennes to dedicate the George Rogers Clark Memorial. In his speech, the President said that Clark “saved for us the fair land between the mountains and the Father of the Waters.” GRC

    Our Where in Indiana? from last week was taken in Bedford in Lawrence county.


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    Indiana Quick Quiz

    1.  The Cole Porter Festival is held in what Indiana city?

    2.  The movie “Rebel Without a Cause” starred what young actor from Indiana?

    3.  Name the Indiana actor and comedian who created the character of “Clem Kadiddlehopper.”

    4.Most of the rivers of Indiana flow south and west, emptying into the Mississippi.  However, one river flows north and east into Lake Erie.  Name the river.

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    1.  Peru

    2.  James Dean

    3.  Red Skelton

    4.The Maumee River

    Hoosier Quotes

    The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.

    Abe Martin….written by Frank “Kin” Hubbard one of Jim’s favorite Indiana humorists.

    Abe Martin was published from 1904 – 1937 in the Indianapolis News.

    Please send your favorite Hoosier quote to: RegEdwards@idoa.in.gov


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