Where in the World: Indianna

In my where in the world series, I did the USA states, I managed to name 46 and place 15 of those correctly. Hopefully when I go back to it, I will be able to name all 50. But here is one I forgot completely Indianna.

from wikipedia

Lets find some facts about this State

  1. Indianna is surrounded by 4 States Michigan to the North, Ohio to the East, Kentucky to the South and Illinois to the West.
  2. It is called the The Hoosier State, having looked into this, no one is sure why
  3. Indianna means Indian Land
  4. The first US train robbery took place in Indianna in 1866, 26 years after the railroad was built
  5. It is the home of Catharine and Levi Coffin whose home became known as the Grand Central Station of the underground railroad, they helped more than 2000 slaves
  6. It is home to the Indianapolis 500, which has been going since 1911
  7. Indiana has one of the highest concentrations of limestone in the world
  8. Colonel Sanders founder of KFC comes from Indianna
  9. The first ever baseball game was played in Fort Wayne Indianna on May 4th 1871
  10. Scrapper Blackwell comes from Indianna. You might not know his name, but he is known as one of the earliest writers of Sweet Home Chicago

I should now remember Indianna. Well we can but hope.

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17 Responses to Where in the World: Indianna

  1. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Indiana is also the home of Notre Dame University founded in 1848. Its football team, the American type :), once lead by Knute Rockne, established the winnest record in school history. Lou Holtz was on the verge of breaking that record when he retired from coaching. He told his boss, ” Some records should never be broken.”

    The nsme of the town comes from the southward bend the St. Joseph river makes coming out of Michigan before heading north again to empty into Lake Michigan near Benton Harbor.

    I lived there from 1956-62. 😁

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  2. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Knute’s record: 105-12-5.
    Lou’s record: 100-30-
    be 1842. Should have remembered that – I took Indiana History! Duh…

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  3. lhoke2016@yahoo.com says:

    Aarrggh!!! Word press got me again. Notre Dame date is 1842, my error.

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  4. I have coincidentally lived in 3/4 of those states…one day I’ll live in a state that doesn’t border Indiana. (It’s one of the most “meh” states out there.)

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  5. Carol anne says:

    Nice to know all about indiana! ❤

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  9. I always use Indiana as a symbol of the most insignificant and inconsequential of places. That’s not because it’s necessarily the least bit bad but merely because I’ve never been there and nothing that happens there has ever been of any interest to me whatsoever .Happy Mother’s Day~

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