Since I am from Indiana, I found this interesting. Lots of people do think there isn't much
but corn in Indiana, but now we know better. A friend of mine sent this to me in an email, without
attribution, so---thanks to whomever, and to Beth, as well.
This is a public photo belonging to Dee Johnson
found on flickr. Thanks, Dee for allowing this beautiful photo of
an Indiana barn to be shared.
Facts about : I'll bet you didn't know......
Tomato juice was first served at a hotel
The first tomato juice factory was also in .
The world's largest orchid species collection is found at Ball
State University in .
The first regulated speed limit (20 - 25 mph!) was initiated on
Indiana roads in 1921.
An average of 400 funnel clouds are sighted each year in
The city of , was built on fill brought from the
bottom of through suction pipes.
There are only two Adams fireplaces in the United States .
One is in the and the other in the Diner Home
in Indiana .
Josie Orr, wife of former Indiana Governor Robert Orr, flew
bombers and cargo planes during .
The Indianapolis Methodist Hospital is the largest Hospital
in the .
One of the first complete bathrooms in was in
the home of Hoosier poet, .
The career of (famous for the -
Bob Hope Road Movies) was launched in .
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was once a Professor at .
Crown Hill Cemetery ( ) is the largest cemetery
in the U.S.
The library in houses
one of the largest genealogy libraries in
Wabash, Indiana was the first electrified city in the U.S.
, Indiana was the site of the first hanging of a
white man for killing Indians.
The Courthouse roof in has a tree
growing from it.
The world's first transistor radio was made in .
and wife (born in
IN) honeymooned at Lake Barbee near .
The American Beauty Rose was developed at .
, Indiana is the band instrument capitol of the World.
first sang with the Tommy Dorsey band at the
Lyric Theater in .
Purdue Alumnus, Earl Butz, served as the Secretary of
U.S. 231 is the longest highway in (231miles).
Johnny Appleseed is buried at .
The singing spent their childhood summers
at the Church of God Campground in .
The main station of the Underground Railroad was in
There are 154 acres of sculpture gardens and trails at the
Museum of Art.
La Porte County is the only county in America having 2
functioning courthouses. (I think we can add Vanderburgh
and Elkhart Counties in with that also.)
Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried in .
, Indiana ( Montgomery County ) is the only
site in the world where crinoids are found. (What is a crinoid,
you ask? A form of deep-water marine life that looks
something like a starfish.)
Now, dag nab it, I was in Crawfordsfille working just last week! Could I have gone to see some crinoids, I wonder???
, Indiana was the site of the 'Fall Creek Massacre'.
A museum housing 3500 artifacts of pioneer heritage now
exists on that site.
St. Meinrad Archabbey is located in Spencer County and is
one of only 2 archabbeys in the U.S. and seven in the world.
(Abbey Press is an operation of the archabbey.)
A Buzz Bomb (German - WWII), believed to be the only one
on public display in the nation, can be found on the Putnam
County Courthouse lawn in .
Roberta Turpin Willett was born in .
was born in .
May West and were from .
The inventor of the television, Philo T Farnsworth, lived in
Forrest Tucker was from Pendleton , Indiana .
You can't ship wine to Indiana . (So how does it get here?)
Bob Greise is from Evansville, Indiana and was quarterback at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN
Toni Tenille (of The Captain and Tenille) is from Indiana .
Oprah Winfrey built her residence in N/W Indiana .
Florence Henderson is from Indiana .
John Mellancamp is a Hoosier and resides in Bloomington .
The much sought-after Hoosier Cabinets are an Indiana
90% of the world's popcorn is grown in Indiana .
The Jackson Five are from Gary , Indiana .
The birthplace of the automobile, the pneumatic rubber tire,
the aluminum casting process, stainless steel and the first
push-button car radio was in Kokomo , Indiana .
Pretty neat, huh? And you thought there was only corn in