Hoosier History for September 27 to October 3
September 27 – October 3
The Week in Indiana History
Most of the 92 Indiana counties are named for people in history. Identify the county connected to each person below.
1. The third United States President 2. The inventor of the steamboat 3. The first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 4. The first Secretary of the Treasury (and subject of a recent Broadway show) 5. The first signer of the Declaration of Independence
“An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more than life puts at his feet.”
– – – James Dean (1931 – 1955)
Did You Know?
The Columbian Exposition in Chicago was one of most popular public events of the 19th Century. Categorized as a “World’s Fair,” it drew more than 27 million people during its six-month run in 1893. Hoosiers traveled there in great numbers, given the ease of getting there by any of the several trains that left Indianapolis each day. A round trip by rail was $8.00 (approximately $230 in today’s dollars.) Nearly one in seven Indiana citizens took the trip at least once. The state was well represented in the many displays. There was glass from Kokomo, oil tanks from Fort Wayne, refrigerators from Michigan City, and washing machines from Evansville. Indiana natural gas helped power the stunning array of electric lights, which prompted many spectators to describe the Fair as the “Beautiful White City.”
ANSWERS: 1. Jefferson County 2. Fulton County 3. Jay County 4. Hamilton County 5. Hancock County