NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault.
Black and white images show William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.
PAULEY: One of the country’s first families to boast two US presidents was The Harrisons. William Henry Harrison was the Indiana territories first governor and defeated combined Native Americans at the battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 propelling him to the White House 30 years later on the campaign slogan, “Tippencanoe and Tyler too!”
Campaign slogans are shown.
PAULEY: His grandson Benjamin Harrison was elected president in 1888. He signed the Sherman Antitrust Act limiting monopolies and helped create our National Forests.
Photographs of both Presidents Harrisons homes are shown.
PAULEY: You can visit his home in Indianapolis and William Henry Harrison’s home in Vincennes. The Harrisons, the only grandfather and grandson presidents our country has ever seen. I’m Jane Pauley with this Indiana Bicentennial Minute.
NARRATOR: Made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and law firm of Krieg DeVault.