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5 Fun Facts About February 25 In Indiana History

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1. In 1823, the first newspaper in Indiana, the Indiana Gazette, was published in Corydon. The newspaper was printed every Saturday and contained information about local news, events, and advertisements for goods and services.

2. The Indiana Statehouse was dedicated on February 25, 1888. The building was designed by German architect Edwin May and constructed using Indiana limestone. The Statehouse is still in use today and serves as the home of the Indiana General Assembly and the office of the governor.

3. On February 25, 1901, the Indianapolis Junction Railway Company was incorporated. The railroad was built to connect the growing cities of Indianapolis and Chicago, and it played an important role in the transportation of goods and people throughout the region.

4. The first basketball game played in Indiana high schools was on February 25, 1911, between Crawfordsville and Thorntown. The game ended in a 24-16 victory for Crawfordsville and marked the beginning of a long tradition of basketball in Indiana.

5. On February 25, 1958, the Indianapolis City-County Building was dedicated. The building, which houses the offices of the mayor, city-county council, and various other city and county agencies, was constructed in the Art Deco style and was designed by architects Eggers and Higgins.
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