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20 Facts About Indiana

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Here are some interesting facts about Indiana.

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People from Indiana are called Hoosiers? Report Abuse
Although there are many theories about where the name came from, no one really knows how the word came to be.
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Indiana has a town named after Santa Claus. Report Abuse
Each year, Santa Claus, Indiana receives millions of pieces of mail from people asking Santa for presents.
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Indiana is known as the "Cross Roads of America." Report Abuse
This could be due to the Ohio River being a major means of travel in 1800s or the fact that Indiana has more miles of interstate highway per square mile than any other state.
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The first professional baseball game happened in Indiana. Report Abuse
Fort Wayne, May 4, 1871. Where would America be without baseball.
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The inventor of the Raggedy Ann doll came from Indiana. Report Abuse
Marcella Gruelle created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
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Indiana has the world's largest Christmas tree. Report Abuse
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Indiana has more than one time zone. Report Abuse
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The New York's Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Treasury are made from Indiana limestone. Report Abuse
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Wabash, Indiana was the first city to have electric street lights. Report Abuse
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Indiana is home to the Indy 500. Report Abuse
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The first state capital was in Corydon. In 1825, the capital was moved to Indianapolis. Report Abuse
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The Jackson Five are from Indiana. Report Abuse
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Indiana makes more popcorn than any other state in the nation. Report Abuse
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The Coca Cola bottle was designed in Indiana. Report Abuse
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Bedford, Indiana is the “Limestone Capital of the World.” Report Abuse
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The first train robbery in the United States occurred in Indiana. Report Abuse
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It is illegal to catch fish with dynamite in Indiana. Report Abuse
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Indiana is the 19th state. Report Abuse
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Indiana means "Land of the Indians." Report Abuse
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The first long-distance auto race in the United States was held in Indiana. Report Abuse
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