While the nation celebrates the Lincoln bicentennial, 2009 also represents the two century-mark of another important event in the state where the President spent his boyhood. In 1809, Governor William Henry Harrison struck a monumental land deal with a consortium of native peoples. The Treaty of Fort Wayne, also known as “The Ten O’clock Line Treaty,” conferred three million acres of land to the settlers.
Recently, history buffs and preservationists in Indiana have had the opportunity to unwrap a few gifts from the past.
Two staples of twentieth-century American culture share a common progenitor. Ironically, the father of the Indy 500--and Miami Beach--rolled in on two wheels.