Our wonderful state flower, the peony, has been in bloom across the state. We hope you have had a chance to marvel at its beauty.
Indiana Quick Quiz
- What type of tree is growing in the tower of the Decatur County courthouse in Greensburg?
- Which Indiana county is known as the covered bridge capital of the world?
- Where was the first consolidated school in Indiana?
- Who is the Hoosier, who founded the Grand ole Opry, in Nashville , Tennessee?
June 9, 1891 American composer and lyricist Cole Porter was born in Peru. Some of Porter’s works include “Anything Goes” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”.
June 6, 1892 Benjamin Harrison became the first President to attend a major league baseball game while in office. In the 11-inning game, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Washington Senators by the score of 7 to 4.
June 7, 1902 Herman B. Wells, president, and chancellor of Indiana University, was born in Jamestown.
June 9, 1940 Janet Scudder died in Massachusetts. Born in Terre Haute, she was a well-known sculptor who studied and worked in Paris. She was one of three women sculptors who created statues for the Indiana Building at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Her statue "Indiana" is on display at the Indiana Statehouse. Scudder also sculpted the Indiana Centennial commemorative medal.
June 7, 1959 Mike Pence 48th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 2017-21) and Governor of Indiana (2013-16), was born in Columbus.
Our Where in Indiana from last week was a photo of the Ohio County courthouse, in Rising Sun. Built in 1844-45, it is our State's oldest courthouse.
Where in Indiana?
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Answers: 1. Aspen 2. Parke 3. Raleigh School in Rush County 4. George D. Hay of Attica
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