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By Duane Hall, March 16, 2013
De Witt Pioneer Home Marker
Indiana (Shelby County), Ray's Crossing — 73.1959.1 — De Witt Pioneer Home
Peter De Witt erected on this site in 1821 the first home in what is now Union Township, Shelby County. — Map (db m63826) HM
Indiana (Shelby County), Shelbyville — Civil War Memorial - Shelby County Indiana
( Engraved on Front ): Dumont Post No. 18 1861 - - - 1865 We honor you for your valiant service to our Country, in time of War, and in time of Peace. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Number of enlistments, 3261. ( . . . — Map (db m32222) WM
Indiana (Shelby County), Shelbyville — 73.1966.2 — Indiana's First Railroad
An experimental two mile road was completed to this point on July 4, 1834. A horse-drawn car carried Hoosiers on a railroad for the first time. — Map (db m66839) HM
Indiana (Shelby County), Shelbyville — 73.1996.1 — Site of Home of Thomas Andrews Hendricks September 7, 1819 - November 25, 1885
Outstanding lawyer; member Indiana legislature; delegate, Second Constitutional Convention, 1850-1851; Indiana Congressman, 1851-1855; United States Senator, 1863-1869; Governor of Indiana, 1873-1877; and Vice-President of the United States, 1885. — Map (db m63820) HM
Indiana (Shelby County), Shelbyville — 73.2011.1 — Whetzel Trace After the War of 1812
Side A After the War of 1812, the U.S. renewed efforts to obtain Indian lands in the Indiana Territory. In October 1818, the Miami, Potawatomi, Wea, and Delaware nations under pressure signed treaties with the U.S. exchanging . . . — Map (db m59598) HM

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