This Week in Indiana History


    August 13 – August 19

    This Week in Indiana History

    Bobby Helms

    August 15, 1933 Bobby Helms, American country music singer (Jingle Bell Rock), born in Bloomington.

    August 17, 1859 First air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette.

    First Air Mail

    Margaret Hamilton August 17, 1936 Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist, systems engineer, born in Paoli. Hamilton was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with NASA’s Apollo missions.

    August 18, 2014  History was made as Judge Loretta Rush was sworn in as Indiana’s first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. 

    Loretta Rush

    Hartford City Library Our Where in Indiana from last week was taken in the Harford City Library.

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    Indiana Quick Quiz

    1. Where in Indiana can you go on a winter toboggan ride?

    2. Where in Indiana can you visit a 400 acre home to an American Bison herd?

    3. Where in Indiana can you visit the first goldfish farm in the United States?

    4. How many State Parks and Reservoirs can you find in Indiana?

    Answers Below

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    1. Pokagon State Park, Steuben County

    2. Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve in Fremont

    3. Ozark’s Fish Farm in Martinsville

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