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William Henry Harrison

Crossing the Line -- Presidents

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Presidents.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Jennings led Indiana from territory to state

ANDREA NEAL: Jennings led Indiana from territory to state

In the rough-and-tumble world of frontier politics, Jonathan Jennings experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

March 26, 2014 5:25 am
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's framers met under an elm

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's framers met under an elm

James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and colleagues spent almost four months debating, writing and editing the document that would become the U.S. Constitution. It took James Brownlee, Benjamin Parke and associates only 18 days to write Indiana’s.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Frontier violence at Pigeon Roost

ANDREA NEAL: Frontier violence at Pigeon Roost

On Sept. 3, 1812, a Native American war party killed more than 20 settlers living in a wooded outpost near present-day Scottsburg. Motivated by bounties offered by the British, the perpetrators scalped women and children, torched their log cabins and left the village in ashes.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Battle of Tippecanoe ended Native American dream

ANDREA NEAL: Battle of Tippecanoe ended Native American dream

In the drizzling pre-dawn rain of Nov. 7, 1811, on high ground near modern-day Lafayette, Gen. William Henry Harrison squashed Tecumseh’s dream of an Indian confederacy that could resist the white man’s westward advances.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: William Henry Harrison shaped Indiana from Vincennes

ANDREA NEAL: William Henry Harrison shaped Indiana from Vincennes

History remembers William Henry Harrison as the first president to die in office. Hoosiers should remember him as the man who shaped the Indiana Territory.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

State rifle, proposals by region lawmakers on way to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will soon decide if Indiana has an official state rifle and whether three measures sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators that also received final legislative approval Tuesday become law.

March 06, 2012 5:30 pm

Senate approves 'state rifle' designation for historic gun

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is one step closer toward having an official state gun.

February 21, 2012 5:15 pm

Senate panel votes to make historic rifle Indiana's official gun

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has a state tree (tulip), state flower (peony), state stone (Salem limestone) and perhaps soon, a state gun.

February 08, 2012 9:00 pm
Toast Revolutionary War hero's exploits in Vincennes, Ind.

Toast Revolutionary War hero's exploits in Vincennes, Ind.

The oldest city in Indiana is home to the George Rogers Clark Memorial, a tribute to the Colonial hero behind one of the most decisive battles of the Revolutionary War.

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