By 1809, Vincennes, Indiana was the center of military activity for the Indiana Territory. As tensions developed between settlers and the Indian population, more soldiers were brought to “Fort Knox II.”
Ernest Taylor Pyle was born just southwest of Dana, Indiana, on August 3, 1900. After graduating from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve, and then studied journalism at Indiana University.
Gene Stratton-Porter’s novel, A Girl of the Limberlost, was published in 1909. Although best know for her fiction, she wrote her novels as a way of supporting her non-fiction books about nature.
Ages ago, Indiana and Kentucky were under a warm ocean with a large coral reef. Today that reef is exposed at the “Falls of the Ohio State Park,” where visitors can see acres of it.
Columbus, Indiana may be a town of only 39,000 people, but as a showcase of modern architecture, it ranks along five of America ‘s biggest cities. Six buildings constructed in Columbus between 1942 and 1965 are listed as National Historic Landmarks. As many as sixty other buildings in Columbus are also notable for their design.