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The Indiana Almanac: "On this day" happenings in Indiana history.

Explore content from our former blog Marking Hoosier History through the archive here. Using primary documents gathered during historical marker research, IHB staff further explored these Indiana history topics on the blog. Many of the posts include interesting pictures, maps, and scans of primary sources.  We encourage you to explore! Other resources below:


Call & Response: Busts of Julia May Carson and James Sidney Hinton in the State House
James S. Hinton: A biographical panel

American Indian

Artifacts and Documents
    Indiana's Constitutional History Digital Collection 
    State Constitutions 
    Greenville Treaty Flag 
    Indiana State Flag 
    Indiana Documents Leading to Statehood 
    Lewis and Clark in Indiana 
    Fall of Fort Sackville



Civil War 


County Name Origins 

Lincoln Funeral Train


    Indiana Governors and other State Elected Officials 
    George Rogers Clark
    James S. Hinton
    Lewis & Clark 
    Abraham Lincoln, see also Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Freedom

Territory and Statehood

Underground Railroad

War of 1812 




     Hoosiers at War: An Overview of Indiana during World War II by James Madison

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