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5 Fun Facts About August 25 In Indiana History

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1. On August 25, 1830, the first Indianapolis-to-Madison stagecoach line began operation. The line made trips twice a week and was a significant factor in the development and growth of both cities.

2. August 25, 1864, saw the Battle of Newby's Crossroads take place near Dublin, Indiana. Confederate forces intercepted and defeated a Union train, causing severe damage to the tracks and telegraph lines.

3. In 1893, the Grand Army of the Republic opened its annual national encampment in Indianapolis on August 25. The organization, made up of Union Army veterans, used the occasion to push for pensions and recognition of their service in the Civil War.

4. August 25, 1941, marked the groundbreaking of the Naval Ordnance Plant in Charlestown, Indiana. The plant produced ammunition and other supplies for the U.S. Navy during World War II and employed thousands of Hoosiers.

5. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declared August 25, 2017, the "Bank On Indiana Day" to highlight the state's efforts to increase financial literacy and access to banking services for low- and moderate-income residents. The day also featured free financial education events hosted by various organizations across the state.
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