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ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's birthdate is Dec. 11, 1816

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's birthdate is Dec. 11, 1816

It’s a date every Hoosier should know: Dec. 11, 1816. On that day, Indiana became the 19th state.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Who was the first European on Hoosier soil?

ANDREA NEAL: Who was the first European on Hoosier soil?

Historians aren’t sure which white man stepped first on Hoosier soil, but he most certainly was French and he likely arrived in the 1670s — 150 years before Indiana statehood.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
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