Hoosier History Highlights

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Hoosier History Highlights

June 2 - June 8

This Week in Indiana History


June 3, 1950 Deniece Williams, American pop singer (“Love Won’t Le Me Wait”, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”), born in Gary.

June 4, 1918 Charles Warren Fairbanks died at his home in Indianapolis. He had served as United States Senator from Indiana and Vice President under Theodore Roosevelt. His body lay in state in the rotunda of the Indiana Statehouse.  



June 7, 1900 Frederick Terman, American professor of engineering at Stanford University known as the “father of Silicon Valley”, born in English, Indiana.

June 7, 1902 Herman B. Wells, President and chancellor of Indiana University, born in Jamestown, Indiana.


Our Where in Indiana? from last week was taken in the Clinton County courthouse in Frankfort.

Clinton County


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Indiana Quick Quiz

1. What highway was once called the "National Road"?

2.The movie "Hard Rain" was filmed in what Indiana city?

3.What city serves as the county seat of Orange County?

4. What was Waldron, Indiana originally named?

Answers Below 

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1. U.S. 40

2. Huntingburg

3. Paoli

4. Stroupville





From Hoosier Native Jim Davis, American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer, and creator of Garfield comic strip:


He who fills His pockets with the Rocks of Misdeeds shall surely sink in the River of Good Fortune.

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