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Visit Indiana, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

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 Indiana, USA - Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.  Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

True to its motto, "Cross Roads of America" Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state.

Indiana's shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State.

Deep below the earth in Southern Indiana is a sea of limestone that is one of the richest deposits of top-quality limestone found anywhere on earth. New York City's Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center as well as the Pentagon, the U.S. Treasury, a dozen other government buildings in Washington D.C. as well as 14 state capitols around the nation are built from this sturdy, beautiful Indiana limestone.

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Vincennes, Indiana hosts and annual clown parade.



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Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

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Elkhart, Ind.
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1679 - The first European known to have visited Indiana was French Explorer Rene'-Robert Cavalier sierur de La Salle. After LaSalle and others explored the Great Lakes region, the land was claimed for New France, a nation based in Canada.

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1779 - George Rogers Clark's capture of Vincennes, Indiana, confirms U.S. control in Midwest.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
1816 - Indiana became 19th U. S. state; Jonathan Jennings first Governor; Abraham Lincoln and family moved to Indiana

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1833 - Good Advice
It is better to tread the path of life cheerfully, skipping lightly over the thorns and briars that obstruct your way than to sit down under every hedge lamenting your hard fate. The thread of a cheerful man's life spins out longer than that of a man who is continually sad and disponding. Prudent conduct in the concerns of life is highly necessary, but if distress succeed, dejection and despair will not afford relief. The best thing to be done when evil comes upon us, is not lamentation but action; not to set and suffer, but rise and seek the remedy.
Richmond Weekly Palladium
Richmond, Indiana
Sat, September 28, 1833
1889 - Standard Oil Co. built refinery in Whiting

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1895 - Indiana
Indiana, in de-an', a state of the American Union, extending from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River, bounded on the N. by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan, on the E. by Ohio, on the S.E. and S. by Kentucky, and on the W. by Illinois. Its northern limit is the parallel of 41° 46 N. lat. Its eastern line runs due N. from the mouth of the Great Miami River; the Ohio River separates it from Kentucky, and the Wabash from Illinois, below the point where that river first reaches the meridian of 87°8" W., which meridian is the western boundary of the state from that point northward to Lake Michigan. Area, 36,350 square miles...

The population in 1800 was 5641, of which 4875 were within the present state limits; in 1810, 24,520, chiefly in the present limits; in 1815, 60,074; in 1820, 147,178; in 1825, 224,717; in 1830, 343,031; in 1835, 485,053; in 1840, 685,866; in 1845, 823,410; in 1850, 988,416; in 1854, 1,143,905; in 1860, 1,350,428; in 1866, 1,531,080; in 1870, 1,680,637; in... Read MORE...


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1906 - U. S. Steel Company built plant, founded Gary, Indiana

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1911 - First Indy 500 auto race occurred

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1925 - Tri-State tornado struck Indiana, Illinois, Missouri; many dead

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1937 - Ohio River flooded causing severe damage in southern Indiana

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2023 - There's something for everyone in the Hoosier State. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Indiana:
1. Indianapolis

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Home to the famous Indy 500 race, you can take a tour of the track and even visit the Hall of Fame Museum.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis: One of the largest children's museums in the world, it's a great place for families.

White River State Park: A beautiful urban park with a canal for paddle boating, museums, and green spaces.

2. Brown County

Brown County State Park: Known as the "Little Smokies," this park offers hiking, horseback riding, and stunning fall foliage.

Nashville: A charming town known for its art galleries, boutique shops, and unique crafts.

3. Bloomington

Indiana University: Explore the beautiful campus, attend a sports event, or visit the Indiana University Art Museum.

Hoosier National Forest: Great for hiking and camping.

4. South Bend

University of Notre Dame: Take a tour of this iconic university and visit the beautiful Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Studebaker National Museum:... Read MORE...

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