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March 25, 2013


Engraved portraits of John Cleve Symmes and Daughter Anna Symmes Harrison

Indiana’s First First Lady

Anna Symmes Harrison had not yet made it to Washington when her husband gave his inaugural address. As she prepared to leave, she received news of his death.

May 9, 2011


historic fort wayne

Holding Down The Fort, Literally

Arriving in Fort Wayne at the start of the War of 1812, an Ohio militiaman found the besieged garrison in a “deplorable situation.”

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