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It Happened in Indiana: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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Through historical events big and small and through sporting feats that have inspired millions, Indiana has made its mark on America, thanks to the wide variety of people who grew up in, or settled in, the Heart of the Heartland. It Happened in Indiana goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Hoosier State.

Learn how young Abe Lincoln and his family prevailed ...

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Overview

Through historical events big and small and through sporting feats that have inspired millions, Indiana has made its mark on America, thanks to the wide variety of people who grew up in, or settled in, the Heart of the Heartland. It Happened in Indiana goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Hoosier State.

Learn how young Abe Lincoln and his family prevailed through tragedies that struck during his formative years in the Indiana wilderness.

Join one southern Indiana community on Christmas Eve, 1852, when it gave itself the name Santa Claus.

Lie in wait with the outlaws who, on a dark gloomy night in 1866 near Seymour, pulled off the nation's first train robbery.

Cheer on as Milan High School made history as the 1954 state basketball champions in what became known as the "Milan Miracle."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762760237
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,372,248
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Sheckler Finch has covered a wide array of topics––from birth to death with all the joy and sorrow in between. She has written for many publications and was named the Mark Twain Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Writers in 1998, 2001, and 2003.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Cave Saves Squire Boone's Life-1790 1

Battle of Tippecanoe-1811 5

New Harmony Settled as a Utopian Community-1814 11

Abraham Lincoln Moves to Indiana-1816 16

Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad-1820s-1840s 20

State Capital Moves to Indianapolis-1824 25

The Fall Creek Massacre-1824 30

Gold Discovered in Brown County-1830s 34

Trail of Death-1838 40

Santa Claus Comes to Town-1852 44

Studebakers Start Building Wagons-1852 49

John Hunt Morgan's Raid-1863 54

Explosion Aboard the Argosy-1865 60

First United States Train Robbery-1866 63

Discovery of Marengo Cave-1883 69

Dan Patch, The Greatest Pacer Horse of Them All-1896 75

The First Indy 500-1911 79

First Transcontinental Radio Broadcast of a Funeral-1931 85

John Dillinger Escapes from Jail-1934 91

Haunted Willard Library-1937 98

Columbus Architectural Birth Starts-1942 103

The Milan Miracle-1954 108

AIDS Hits the Heartland-1984 113

Colts Move to Indianapolis-1984 119

Tibet and the Dalai Lama Come to Indiana-2010 123

Indiana Facts and Trivia 129

Bibliography 134

Index 140

About the Author 150

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