This Week in Indiana History


October 28 – November 4

WIBC October 30, 1938 WIBC radio began broadcasting in Indianapolis at 1070 AM.

October 31, 1902 Wilbur Shaw, American auto racer,  the second three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis 500 1937, 39, 40), born in Shelbyville.


Betsy Palmer November 1, 1926 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago

November 2, 1920  Mrs. Anna D. Monroe became the first woman to cast a vote in Indiana after the passage of the 19th Amendment.  On that day she was joined by 500,000 other women at the polls across the state.


Women voting


November 4, 1884 Thomas Hendricks, former Indiana Governor, was elected Vice-President of the United States under Grover Cleveland. He died in office a year later.

Our Where in Indiana? from last week was taken at Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, IN.

Whitewater Memorial

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Indiana Quick Quiz

Urban Legends and Scary Stories Edition

1. In which Indiana county is a cemetery located near a battle ground with moving gravestones, ghosts and flashes of light appearing on Hamilton Road?

2. Where is Indiana’s haunted Dog Face Bridge located?

3. Which Indiana city has been haunted by tales of a green clawed human-sized beast that lives in the Ohio River?

4. Where does Black Annie, who was supposedly killed in a house fire, appear to visitors of her grave and home site?

Answers Below

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1. Tippecanoe

2. San Pierre

3. Evansville

4. Boonville


  1. Should have the grey lady at Willard library in Evansville , ain’t never heard of the green clawed human – sized beast living in the Ohio .

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