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5 Fun Facts About March 24 In Indiana History

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1. On March 24, 1804, William Henry Harrison, future president of the United States, negotiated the Treaty of Fort Wayne in Indiana. This treaty opened up millions of acres of land to white settlers, leading to the displacement of Native American tribes.

2. In 1847, the Indiana State Teachers' Association was founded on March 24. This organization is still active today and serves as a voice for educators across the state.

3. The first library in Indiana, the Legislative Library, was established in Indianapolis on March 24, 1825. Today, the state has over three hundred public libraries serving millions of Hoosiers.

4. On March 24, 1881, Hendricks County was created by the Indiana State Legislature. Named after Indiana Governor William Hendricks, the county is now home to over 170,000 residents and includes the cities of Avon, Brownsburg, and Danville.

5. March 24, 1898, saw the groundbreaking for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis. Completed in 1902, the monument stands at 284 feet tall and honors Indiana's veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Today, it is the largest outdoor monument in Indiana and a popular tourist attraction.
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