Due to the COVID-19 threat, the Statehouse is closed to the general public and tours have been suspended until further notice. You are invited to take a “Virtual Tour” of the Statehouse by clicking the link at the bottom of this column. You may still contact us by phone or e-mail.
Indiana Quick Quiz
1. The Lincoln Boyhood Home is located in which Indiana county? a/ Brown b/ Spencer c/ Knox d/ Clay
2. As Lincoln traveled to Washington to take the oath of office, he spent the night in Indianapolis at which hotel? a/ Weston b/ Claypool c/ Palmer House d/ Bates House
3. In 1905, Robert Todd Lincoln gave permission to use the family name in establishing an insurance company in what Indiana city? a/ Indianapolis b/ Evansville c/ Fort Wayne d/ South Bend
Hoosier Quote of the Week
“A good time for laughing is when you can.”
– – – Jessamyn West (1902-1984) Born in Vernon, Indiana, she was the author of The Friendly Persuasion, South of the Angels, Massacre at Fall Creek, and many other books.
Did You Know?
Dan Patch was a “superstar” in an age before radio, television, and the internet. Beloved by his fans, he was not ill-tempered like most stallions. He was quite gentle and liked being around people. He had a fondness for children and was very patient with them. Dan loved the racetrack crowds. Witnesses said he had a way of nodding to spectators as he trotted around the track. Like any big star, he endorsed a variety of products, from stopwatches to washing machines to weathervanes. Numerous songs were written about him and, 33 years after his death, his fame was still strong enough to inspire a Hollywood movie. (Pictured: Movie poster for “The Great Dan Patch,” United Artists, 1949)
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ANSWERS: 1. b/ Spencer County 2. d/ Bates House 3. c/ Fort Wayne