Did you Know? 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.
Did you Know? Many Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northeastern Indiana. One of the United States largest Mennonite congregations is in Berne. Amish ordnung (rules) restrict such things as the driving of cars and the use electricity.
Did you Know? Along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, many unusual plants, including prickly pear cactus, lichen mosses, bearberry and more than 20 varieties of orchids grow in the Indiana Dunes area.
Did you Know? Ft. Wayne, Indiana's 2nd Largest city, had its beginnings in 1794, after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, when General "Mad Anthony" Wayne built Ft. Wayne on the site of a Miami Indian village.
Did you Know? Indiana has earned the nickname "Mother of Vice Presidents". There have been five men from Indiana who have been elected vice president: Schuyler Colfax, Thomas A. Hendricks, Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Quayle.
Did you Know? "Back Home Again In Indiana" was composed by Ballard MacDonald and James F. Hanley and first published in 1917. The composers’ inspiration was “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” the official State Song.

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Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.

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Today's @Indiana2016 travels? Jackson and Washington counties! #roadtrippin
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Bicentennial wrap-up

Princeton Daily Clarion     Wednesday, April 2, 2014 As Warrick County wraps up our bicentennial celebrations, Indiana is gearing up to celebrate 200 years as a state in 2016. We have come a long way since 1816 when Indiana became the 19th state to join the union. The... READ MORE

Union, Wayne counties might tag-team state's bicentennial

Mar. 21, 2014   Palladium-Item Wayne and Union counties might work together on local events to celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday. Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration is almost two years away, but the state’s Bicentennial Commission is encouraging communities to... READ MORE

Governor & First Lady Pence Share Their “Hoosier Insights”

  March 17, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission officially launched a new section of their website aimed at engaging Hoosiers across the world. ‘Hoosier Insights’  is an online platform from which Hoosiers can share what they love... READ MORE

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