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Indiana Quick Quiz

  1.      October 16 - October 22 The Week in Indiana History | Spotlight on LakeWho was Sarah Bolton?

  2.      Who was Indiana governor during the state's centennial in 1916?

  3.      In what Indiana city will you find the Randolph County courthouse?

  4.      How did the town of Elnora in Daviess County get it's name?

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PeoniesIndiana's beautiful state flower, the peony, is blooming all over Indiana!


GrissomMay 12, 1968 Bunker Hill Air Force Base near Kokomo was renamed in honor of Indiana astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom.


Jim JonesMay 13, 1931 Jim Jones leader of the Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana.


Janet Jackson

May 16, 1966 Janet Jackson pop singer (Control, Nasty), sister of Michael Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana.


IndyMay 17, 1820 Governor Jonathan Jennings, John Tipton, and others set out on a journey into the middle of Indiana to select a site for a new capital city. Five days later, they arrived at the farm of William Conner and began their survey of the area.  



May 18, 1976 Reginald “J.R.” Edwards 10th American, after the Apollo 11 crew and other notables, and the first Hoosier to be inducted into the International Astronautical Federation Hall of Fame, born in Indianapolis Indiana.


Our Where in Indiana? from last week was taken of the Williamsport Falls in Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana.Williamsport Falls


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Answers:     1. An early "pioneer poet" of Indiana whose most famous work is "Paddle Your Own Canoe."     2. Governor Samuel Ralston     3. Winchester, Indiana     4. It was named for Elnora Griffith, wife of a local merchant.


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