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June 20, 2011

 

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The Miner With His Heart In Indiana

Upon arriving, the prospector headed for the mountains to mine the goldfields around Marysville, only to encounter “the hardest work that Mortal man ever done."

October 6, 2008

 

Hoosier Gold

When “Baltimore Bullet” Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, not only his competitors were left in his wake. With this accomplishment, the swimming champion set a new record for number of first-place wins in a single year’s Olympic Games.

June 23, 2008

 

Wine Production

The following year, Dufour purchased a 2500-acre tract of land on the Indiana side of the Ohio River. Cultivation of such grapes as the native Alexander, and a hybrid variety known as the Cape proved successful at the Swiss Vineyards, also known as New Switzerland.

September 10, 2007

 

Amelia Earhart and Purdue

The year after Charles Lindbergh made the first flight across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart followed suit. Although she’d had a pilot’s license for five years by 1928, Earhart lacked the training necessary to fly the plane herself during that maiden voyage; but made history nonetheless as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger.

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