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5 Fun Facts About April 17 In Indiana History

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1. In 1792, the first land sale in what is now Indiana took place in Vincennes, starting the process of settlement in the state.
2. In 1861, the Indiana General Assembly passed an act to raise and equip ten regiments of troops for the Union Army, contributing significantly to the Civil War effort.
3. In 1907, the Haughville neighborhood of Indianapolis was founded, named after local businessman and politician Michael Haugh.
4. In 1937, the Indiana state government officially recognized the song "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" as the state song.
5. In 1953, the landmark Indiana Theatre in downtown Indianapolis hosted its final performance before being demolished to make way for a new department store.
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