|The Crossroads Of America|
Distinction: Indiana lives up to its "Crossroads Of America" motto, with the most highway intersections, the most miles of Interstate per square mile, the first and most famous long-distance auto race, and the Covered Bridge Capital of the world (Parke County, with 32 covered bridges).
Geographic Oddity: From the name, you would think Indiana would be full of Indians. Nope, there are fewer than 8,000 left.
Famous Native: Colonel Sanders ~ founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Natural = Cataract Falls
Man-Made = Jackson Covered Bridge
Favorite City Name: French Lick
Something you might hear a Hoosier say:
"It doesn't warsh."
(This means the same as "That dog won't hunt." See South Carolina.)
Little Known Factoid: One of the great songs . . .
|If I could live anywhere in Indiana, it would be on a farm near Oak Grove, at the confluence of the Wabash and Ohio Rivers.|