Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.
Location – Indiana is known as a Midwestern State – but on the map of the USA it looks Mid Eastern to me! There are about 900 lakes in Indiana. More than half of Indiana's border is water. There are 3 major ports – Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon. There's a song I knew years ago called Indiana Wants Me.
Nicknames – Hoosier State – there is lots of controversy about it but it is said that Hoosier means a backwoodsman. The State's motto is 'The Crossroads of America'.
Capital – Indianapolis – also its largest city.
Flower – Peony
State Sport – the big sport in Indiana is basketball.
Famous places to visit – Cataract Falls, Covered Bridges, Kissing Bridges
Famous people from Indiana – Michael Jackson (and the other Jacksons), David Letterman, Adam Lambert, James Dean, Axl Rose, Colonel Sanders, Abraham Lincoln, Carole Lombard, Steve McQueen, Wilbur Wright
Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.