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Year Event
1835 December 24 Mark Stratton and Mary Shallenberger marry in Ohio.
1838, June Strattons move to Wabash County, Indiana.
1848 Strattons move to a farm near Lagro, Wabash County.
1863, August 17 Geneva Grace (Gene Stratton- Porter), the twelfth and last child, is born.
1863, November 19 President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address in the cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
1869,
May 10
first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. is completed at Promontory Point, Utah.
1872,
February
sister Mary Ann dies in accident.
1872,
July 6
beloved brother Leander (Laddie) drowns in Wabash River.
1872 Yellowstone National Park Reserve is established as a public park.
1874 Stratton family leases farm and moves to Wabash, Indiana.
1875,
February 3
Gene's mother dies.
1876,
March 7
first U.S. patent for a telephone is awarded to Alexander Graham Bell.
1880,
March 31
Wabash, Indiana becomes first city in U.S. to have all streets lighted by electricity.
1881 Gene attends her first Island Park Assembly chautauqua on Sylvan Lake near Rome City.
1884 Gene attends her second Island Park Assembly chautauqua; begins correspondence with future husband, Charles Porter.
1885,
October 5
Gene and Charles become engaged.
1886,
April 21
Gene and Charles marry and move to Decatur, Adams County.
1886,
October 28
President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
1887,
August 27
daughter Jeannette is born.
1888 Gene and Charles move to Geneva, Adams County.
1888,
November 6
Benjamin Harrison of Indiana is elected President of the U.S.
1890,
January 10
Gene's father dies.
1890,
October 1
U.S. Congress establishes the Weather Bureau.
1892 Charles starts the Geneva Bank.
1893 Gene and Charles visit World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1895,
Spring
Limberlost Cabin, Geneva completed.
1895,
June 11
Charles E. Duryea receives first U.S. patent for gasoline-driven automobile.
1895 Gene begins to write and publish nature articles.
1896,
April 6
first modern Olympic Games begins in Athens, Greece.
1900,
April 30
Congress passes act establishing Hawaii as U.S. territory.
1901 Gene's first short story published, "Laddie, the Princess, and the Pie."
1903 Song of the Cardinal.
1904 Freckles.
1906,
April 18
San Francisco earthquake occurs. Fire causes most damage.
1907 What I Have Done with Birds; and At the Foot of the Rainbow.
1908,
October 1
first Model T Ford is introduced at a cost of $850.
1909 Birds of the Bible; and A Girl of the Limberlost.
1910 Music of the Wild.
1910 Center of population of the U.S. is located in Bloomington, Indiana.
1911 After the Flood; and The Harvester.
1911,
May 30
first Indianapolis 500 race is won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 mph.
1911,
November 27
granddaughter Jeannette Helen Monroe is born.
1912,
April 14-15
On maiden voyage, British liner Titanic strikes iceberg off Newfoundland and sinks killing about 1500.
1912 Moths of the Limberlost.
1912 Gene buys property on Sylvan Lake, Rome City, Noble County, and begins work on new Limberlost Cabin.
1913 Laddie.
1914,
March 22
granddaughter Gene Stratton Monroe is born.
1914,
August 15
Panama Canal officially opens.
1915,
January 25
first transcontinental telephone call crosses U.S. from New York City to San Francisco.
1915 Michael O'Halloran.
1915,
Spring
Gene moves into new Limberlost Cabin.
1916 Morning Face.
1916 Conservation movement in Indiana and centennial of statehood promotes establishment of state parks.
1917 Friends in Feathers.
1917,
April 6
President Woodrow Wilson signs resolution entering the U.S. into World War 1.
1917 Paramount Studios produces the movie, Freckles.
1918 Daughter of the Land.
1918,
Fall
Gene checks into New York clinic for health reasons.
1918,
November 11
World War I ends.
1918-1919 Gene helps fight state drainage law for Noble and LaGrange counties.
1919 Homing with the Birds.
1919 Gene moves to Los Angeles and sells Limberlost Cabin in Geneva.
1920,
September 7
first New York to California mail plane leaves New York City; arrives in San Francisco on September 11.
1921 Her Father's Daughter.
1921 Gene works with filmmaker, Thomas Ince, to film Michael O'Halloran.
1922 The Fire Bird.
1922,
October 4
three radio stations carry first play-by-play coverage of the World Series.
1923 The White Flag; and Wings.
1923,
Fall
Gene writes to Indiana Governor Warren T. McCray offering Wildflower Woods for a state bird and wildflower preserve.
1924.
January
Gene starts her own movie production company.
1924 Gene buys lots on Catalina Island and in Bel Air and begins building houses.
1924,
June
grandson James Meehan is born.
1924,
December 6
Gene dies in an accident in Los Angeles.
1925,
January 5
first woman governor, Mrs. William B. Ross is inaugurated in Wyoming.
1925 Tales You Won't Believe; and The Keeper of the Bees.
1926 Henry Ford introduces 40 hour work week.
1926 Charles Dorwin Porter dies.
1927 Let Us Highly Resolve; and The Magic Garden.
1927,
May 20
Charles A. Lindbergh begins first solo trans-Atlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France.
1927,
October 9
grandson John Meehan is born.