Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Indiana Facts you should know in case of Trivial Pursuit

Indiana became the 19th state on December 11, 1816

Capital city is Indianapolis (Corydon was the capital until 1825)

Indiana means "land of the Indians"

State bird  - cardinal

State song - On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away (by Paul Dresser)

State tree - Tulip

State flower - Peony

State motto - Crossroads of America

Well know Hoosiers - Hoagy Carmichael, John Mellencamp, Jane Pauley, Cole Porter, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Tony Stewart, Larry Bird, Knute Rockne, Eli Lilly, Johnny Appleseed, James Whitcomb Riley, Dan Quayle, Benjamin Harrison, William Forsyth, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Carole Lombard, Karl Malden, Red Skelton

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