Mail delivery in Indiana was uncertain until 1800, when the postal service established a weekly there-and-back-again route from Vincennes to Louisville.
There is no solid evidence to back up any theory of a “French Connection” to Southern Indiana's great buffalo salt lick.
“This expidition,” wrote Lieutenant Charles Larrabee, "is against the tribes of Indians who are under the prophet and tecumcy."
Legend has it that Indiana’s constitution was debated and ultimately drafted underneath a massive elm, whose trunk was five feet in diameter.
Alexander Ralston built the first Governor's mansion in Indianapolis’s center circle; Governor James B. Ray, however, refused to live in it.
Recently, history buffs and preservationists in Indiana have had the opportunity to unwrap a few gifts from the past.
Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton was born to a family of humble means in Vincennes, Indiana. His father, a circus clown by trade, died months before his birth.
Tornadoes might seem to be the most potentially damaging natural phenomena to those in the Hoosier state, but the threat of earthquakes looms large in Indiana.
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.”
During the revolutionary war, the British army formed alliances with Indian tribes who routinely sent war parties to attack American settlers. George Rogers Clark decided that a major offensive was needed.