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Larry Bird
"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
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"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance."
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Entered the Union: Dec. 11, 1816 (19) Capital: Indianapolis
Origin of Name: "Land of Indians" State Nickname: Hoosier State
State Motto: The Crossroads of America
State Song: “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”
National Parks: 2 • State Parks: 24 • State Historic Sites: 17
Famous for: Indianapolis 500, Basketball Hall of Fame
Famous Indianians: Larry Bird (basketball), Bill Blass (fashion designer), Frank Borman (astronaut), James Dean (actor), Virgil Grissom (astronaut), James R. Hoffa (labor leader), Michael Jackson (singer), Buck Jones (actor), David Letterman (TV host, comedian), Schuyler Colfax • Thomas A. Hendricks • Charles W. Fairbanks • Thomas Marshall • Dan Quayle (Vice Presidents), Red Skelton (comedian), Forrest Tucker (actor), Wilbur Wright (airplane inventor)
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In 1679, French-Canadian Robert Cavelier entered Indiana in search of a water route to the Pacific Ocean.  French fur traders soon followed, establishing trading posts throughout the area. Forts were built during the 1720s in Miami and Quiatenon. Vincennes became the first permanent settlement in Indiana about 1732.
The French & Indian War (1754-1763) ended with British victory and control of all land east of the Mississippi River, including Indiana. British territories were transferred to the U.S.A. after their defeat in the Revolutionary War.
Indiana inventors: Richard Gatling of Indianapolis invented the machine gun in 1862. In 1885, the first gasoline pump was developed in Fort Wayne. Elwood Haynes of Kokomo developed the first successful gasoline-powered car in 1894. 
Almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.
The Indiana Dunes region provides habitat for many unusual plants, including prickly pear cactus, lichen mosses, bearberry, and more than 20 varieties of orchids.
Santa Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests at Christmas time.
Indiana's Ethnic Roots: German (22.7%), American (12.0%), English (8.9%), Irish (10.8%), Polish (3.0%)
Religion in Indiana: 59% Christian (39% Protestant, 20% Catholic), 16% No Religion
Many Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northwestern Indiana.
Indiana is the "Brain Bank of the Midwest" as Indiana's colleges and universities attract the fourth largest number of out-of-state students in the nation.
Indiana has a rich basketball heritage. Although James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891, Indiana is where high school basketball was born.
In 1880, Wabash became the first city in the United States to have electric streetlights.


New Year
Happy New Year
January 1st
In countries which use the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day is usually celebrated on January 1. The celebration of the New Year is a major event world wide.
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3 Kings Epiphany
Jan. 6, 2015
The Feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and celebrates the revelation of the birth of Jesus Christ as Savior of the whole world. Magi (wise men) from the east follow a star that suddenly appeared at Jesus' birth...
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Religious Freedom Day
Religious Freedom Day
January 16
Religious Freedom Day
Each year, the President declares January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day. It is the anniversary of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom in 1786.
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Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Day
January 16
A U.S. holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who peacefully worked for equal rights for all Americans.
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Sanctity of Life Day
Sanctity of Life Day
January 18, 2015
"All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world." - President George W. Bush
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
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"Pirates of the Caribbean, move over! Make room for a crew of mouse-privateers who will capture your hearts and stop your breath with their thrilling sea-going adventures! A wonderful story, full of bold mice, good and wicked, who will show you what courage really means." - Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard
One Street Over
Michael Lewis Video: Sky Blue
"Sky Blue" (Wyoming Winds) byOne Street Over
Escape your daily blues with this new music video by One Street Over.
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