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History of Indiana, USA

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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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  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ indiana.html

  • 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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

  • 1889 - Standard Oil Co. built refinery in Whiting

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

  •  Indiana, USA
    Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
    Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
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  •  Indiana, USA
    1890s C. G. Conn
    Wonder Band Instruments
    Worcester, Mass.
    Elkhart, Ind.
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  • News 1891 - Making Farm Life Happy. An Indiana Farmer's Daughter Tells How to Help Home Life.
    Miss Jennie E. Hooker, of McCutchanville, Ind., received a prize of $300 from The Cosmopolitan Magazine for the best essay on how to make farm life...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  •  Indiana, USA
    First M. E. Church, Noblesville, Ind.
    Postcard
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    Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
    Indiana World War Memorial and Plaza
    Postcard
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    Library Building, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
    Postcard
  • 1906 - U. S. Steel Company built plant, founded Gary, Indiana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

  • 1911 - First Indy 500 auto race occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

  • 1937 - Ohio River flooded causing severe damage in southern Indiana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm



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

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Advertisement

Indiana, USA
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1890s C. G. Conn
Wonder Band Instruments
Worcester, Mass.
Elkhart, Ind.
Advertisement



Indiana, USA
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First M. E. Church, Noblesville, Ind.
Postcard

Indiana, USA
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Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Indiana World War Memorial and Plaza
Postcard

Indiana, USA
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Library Building, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
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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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ indiana.html
  • 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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm
  • 1889 - Standard Oil Co. built refinery in Whiting

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm
  • News  1891 - Making Farm Life Happy. An Indiana Farmer's Daughter Tells How to Help Home Life.
    Miss Jennie E. Hooker, of McCutchanville, Ind., received a prize of $300 from The Cosmopolitan Magazine for the best essay on how to make farm life... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm
  • 1911 - First Indy 500 auto race occurred

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm
  • 1925 - Tri-State tornado struck Indiana, Illinois, Missouri; many dead

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm
  • 1937 - Ohio River flooded causing severe damage in southern Indiana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ intimeln.htm

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