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Indiana

Indiana State Map - EVSP

History: Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816. It was the 19th state to join the United States.

The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871.

Famous People from Indiana: Michael Jackson, Mike Pence, Janet Jackson, Orville Redenbacher, James Dean, John Mellancamp, Larry Bird, Colonel Harland Sanders, David Letterman (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-indiana for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Hoosier State”
    In the 1930s, John Finley of Richmond wrote a poem, "The Hoosier's Nest," which was used as the "Carrier's Address" of the Indianapolis Journal. It was widely copied throughout the country and even abroad.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Evansville, Perry Township
  • Average Climate: 19-85°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Sechler’s pickles, steakburgers, hoosier pie, hoosier chili, sauerkraut balls, corn dogs, persimmon pudding, Orville Redenbacher‘s popcorn (see http://www.popsugar.com/food/Classic-Indiana-Foods-23151834#photo-23151841)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: https://visitindiana.com/

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Indiana is available at http://www.visitindiana.net/historic.html

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Indiana include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Major league sports teams in Indiana include:

Minor league sports teams in Indiana include: