Did you Know? As of May 2013, there are over 553,000 Bicentennial License plates on the road in Indiana.
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.
Did you Know? Garfield the Cat creator Jim Davis was born in Albany, Indiana.
Did you Know? A 10-ton block of limestone was laid as the cornerstone of the new Indiana State House on September 28, 1880. Speeches were given by Governor James “Bluejeans” Williams and former Governor Thomas Hendricks.
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? Indiana produces more than 20 percent of the United States’ popcorn supply. In a typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.

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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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JULY 24, 1916 35,000 mourners passed by the body of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley laying in state in the IN State House. @greensburgind
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Insights of fellow Hoosiers – from published authors to 4th grade winners of the Annual Statehood Day Essay Contest  to Governor and First Lady Pence — Hoosiers across the state share what makes them genuinely proud of our state.

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Q:  What are two favorite Indiana sites that are “must see – visit”?

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A. ”Bartholomew County is home to a beautifully renovated ice cream parlor called Zaharakos. It’s one of our family’s favorite spots to stop and grab lunch or an ice cream soda and listen to the pipe organ play. And…

 

 

 

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…In Marion County, we love the State Fairgrounds’ Pepsi Coliseum, the site of our first date. The Coliseum is being renovated and will host a variety of events besides ice skating like college basketball, equestrian events, and concerts.”

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