“You’re right about Bayh’s birthplace and we’ve changed our bio accordingly. As you mentioned, Shirkieville is listed on most of the official sources, but Bayh’s own words provide the correct answer. Good catch.”
Thanks to the staff of The Indianapolis Star for that new comment on our blog post, Shirkieville or Terre Haute?
We’ve been swimming against the tide in claiming that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh was not actually born in his hometown of Shirkieville, Indiana. Nice to have the state’s biggest paper paddling along with us.