Talk:Hoosier National Forest

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Late seventeenth-century European villages in central Indiana, we're being told here? Did voyageurs even pass through the state? Why does the DYK hook say that this forest tract was set aside just for the purpose of reintroducing wild turkey to the Hoosier state? --Wetman (talk) 00:53, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

It said a portion of the forest was dedicated for it; not the whole forest (that would be a LOT of turkey). French traders set up Vincennes, Indiana, so such villages existing is not far fetched.--Bedford Pray 01:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm puzzled: if "The oldest town in Indiana, Vincennes was originally established in 1732", as Wikipedia states in that article, seventeenth-century towns in Indiana, even "late seventeenth-century" ones, must be beyond far-fatched. --Wetman (talk) 04:03, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Temporary trading camps, or a few small enclaves, could exist and still mean Vincennes was the first town. Also, nothing says those settlements lasted any length of time.--Bedford Pray 04:14, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
...or someone thinks 1700s is "seventeenth century". --Wetman (talk) 05:27, 28 May 2008 (UTC)