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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Indiana

Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816.

The Indiana State House in Indianapolis has been the seat of state government since October 1888. With the pinnacle of the building reaching 256 feet (78 m) high, it was the second tallest building in the state at the time of its completion.

Indiana State Capitol

A bill before the State Legislature of Indiana in 1897 tried to set the value of pi at 3.2. It was narrowly defeated.

Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana, in 1946. At the time, Indiana had only one amusement park, Indiana Beach, which had opened twenty years previously.

Indiana is called the Hoosier State and a resident of Indiana is known as a Hoosier. One of the earliest uses of the word "Hoosier" was in 1827, but the root of the word hasn't been traced.

Indiana produces more than 20 percent of the United States' popcorn supply.

Indiana Fried Chicken" doesn't have the same ring to it as "Kentucky Fried Chicken" however, Colonel Harland David Sanders is actually from Indiana.

In Gary, Indiana, it is against the law to use public transportation or attend a gathering in public within four hours of eating garlic or onion.



It is illegal in Elkhart, Indiana, for a barber to threaten to cut off a youngster's ears.

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.

The Main Library at Indiana University is sinking over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The highest point in Indiana is Hoosier Hill in Wayne County, which is 1,257 feet above sea level.

Source Elkharttruth.com

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