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Did You Know?:indiana Edition



Gibson Generating Station in Princeton is the 3rd Largest Coal Powered Power Plant in the World

Princeton is also the home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

Indiana means "Land of Indians

Vincennes was Indiana's Territorial Capitol

Corydon was the states first capitol beating out forgotten communities like Patoka(Gibson County) and Medora(Jackson County)

The State nickname is "Crossroads of America" due to its numerous raillines and roads

The City of Gary was named after US Steel Founding Chairman Elbert Gary

People from Indiana

Johnny Applessed(Fort Wayne)

Jonathon Jennings(1st Governor)

Squire Boone(Laconia)

Ambrose Burnsides(Liberty-American General and Namesake of the sideburns)

George Rogers Clark(Clarksville)

Willam ClarK(Clarksville)

Lew Wallace(Crawfordsville)

Birch Bayh(Terre Haute)

Evan Bayh(Shirkieville)

Schuyler Colfax(South Bend)

Eugene V. Debs(Terre Haute)

Charles W. Fairbanks(Indianapolis)

John W. Foster(Evansville)

Benjamin Harrison(Indianapolis)

William Henry Harrison(Vincennes)

Thomas A. Hendricks(Indianapolis)

Abraham Lincoln(Spencer County)

Oliver P. Morton(Centerville)

Dan Quayle(Indianapolis)

Ted Stevens(Indianapolis)

Ryan White(Kokomo)

John Roberts(Lomg Beach)

Little Turtle

Rhonda Bates(Evansville)

Abraham Benrubi(Bloomington)

Bealuh Bondi(Valparaiso)

Avery Brooks(Evansville)

James Dean(Fairmount)

Louise Dresser(Evansville)

Theodore Dresser(Terre Haute)

Paul Dresser(Terre Haute)

Irene Dunne(Madison)

Ken Foree(Indianapolis)

Vivica A. Fox(Indianapolis)

David Emge(Evansville)

Phil Harris(Linton)

Greg Kinnear(Logansport

Elmo Lincoln(Rochester)

Carole Lombard(Fort Wayne)

Shelley Long(Fort Wayne)

Karl Malden(Gary)

Steve McQueen(Beech Grove;Indianapolis)

Michael Michelle(Evansville)

Angelo Pizzo(Bloomington)

James Rebhorn(Anderson)

Valeska Suratt(Owensville)

Clifton Webb(Indianapolis)

Fred Williamson(Gary)

Mike Epps(Gary)

Red Skelton(Vincennes)

David Letterman(Indianapolis)

Hoagy Carmichael(Bloomington)

Crystal Gayle(Wabash)

Florence Henderson(Dale)

Jackson Family(Gary)

Adam Lambert(Indianapolis)

John Mellencamp(Seymour)

Cole Porter(Peru)

Rich Mullins(Richmond)

David Lee Roth(Bloomington)

Amanda Overmeyer(Camden)

Scatman Crothers(Terre Haute)

Ron Glass(Evansville)

Jane Pauley(Indianapolis)

Michael Rosenbloom(Newburgh)

Marc Summers(Indianapolis)

Tavis Smiley(Kokomo)

Clint Barmes(Vincennes)

Gil Hodges(Princeton;Petersburg)

Edd Roush(Oakland City)

Jamey Carroll(Evansville)

Ken Dilger(Mariah Hill)

Carl Erskine(Anderson)

Tommy John(Terre Haute)

Don Mattingly(Evansville)

Curtis Painter(Vincennes)

Zeller Family(Washington)

Scott Rolen(Jasper)

Matt Mauck(Jasper)

Jeff Samardzija(Valparaiso)

Steve Alford(New Castle)

Larry Bird(French Lick)

Calbert Cheaney(Evansville)

Gordon Hayward(Brownsburg)

Kyle Macy(Peru)

Walter McCarty(Evansville)

Rick Mount(Lebanon

Greg Oden(Indianapolis)

Jeff Teague(Indiabapolis)

Marquis Teague(Indianapolis)

Oscar Robertson(Indianapolis)

Chuck Taylor(Brown County)

John Wooden(Martinsville)

Del Harris(Plainfield)

Tony Hinkle(Logansport)

Brad Stevens(Zionsville)

Jay Cutler(Santa Claus)

Bob Griese(Evansville)

Mathias Kiwanuka(Indianapolis)

Steve Weatherford(Terre Haute)

Cam Cameron(Terre Haute)

Hank Stram(Gary)

Len Dawson(West Lafayette)

John Andretti(Indianapolis)

Tony Stewart(Columbus)

Ryan Newman(South Bend)

Mick Foley(Bloomington)

Ultimate Warrior(Crawfordsville)

Colonel Sanders(Henryville)


Orville Reddenbacher(Valparaiso;Princeton)

Dave Thomas(Princeton)

Ernie Pyle(Dana)

James Whitcomb Riley(Greenfield)

Gene Stratton Porter(Wabash County)

Kurt Vonnegut(Indianapolis)

Eli Lilly(Indianapolis)

Amelia Earhart(West Lafayette)

Gus Grissom(Mitchell)

Wilbur Wright(Millville)

Belle Guiness(LaPorte)

Jimmy Hoffa(Brazil)

Jim Jones(Richmond)

D. C. Stephenson(Evansville)

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