From the WKVI Archives

It was on this date in 1928 that it was announced that Bass Lake would be the home of the largest and most beautiful Fish Hatchery in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Conservation purchased five acres of land surrounding the present hatchery. The hatchery would then cover ten acres of land.

When the hatchery was complete, there were 24 ponds. In addition to the small mouth bass, rock bass and crappies hatched at Bass Lake, silver bass were introduced that year. During 1927, 103,600 baby fish were shipped from the Bass Lake Hatchery.

On this date in 1964, but the Beatles were landing at New York’s Kennedy Airport on their first American tour.