Although the violence of the Election Riot of 1876 was not repeated, black voters continued to endure intimidation at the polls.
In 1812, Pennsylvania lawyer John Test and his family moved west, reluctantly settling in the Whitewater River town of Brookville, Indiana.
Governor Noah Noble proclaimed Indiana’s first Thanksgiving Day December 7, 1837. In 1863, Indiana joined all the Northern states in a coordinated observance.
Indiana's new capital had been established in 1825 without a fire brigade; not until a year and a half later was a volunteer company organized in Indianapolis.