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Visiting Nashville or Clarksville, Tennessee? Stay in a luxurious 3 Bedroom home at less cost than a hotel.
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Come What May
Come What May
Students debate Roe v. Wade before panel of Judges.
“It’s FRESH, HONEST, and BEAUTIFUL. It’s a good movie!"
John Erickson author of ‘Hank The Cowdog’
 
 
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."
Hall of Fame NBA Player
 
Orville Wright
"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance."
Airplane Inventor

 

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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.

 

National Anthem Day
National Anthem Day
March 3
National Anthem Day

celebrates the writing and history behind "The Star-Spangled Banner," which officially became the national anthem of the United States of America on March 3, 1931.
Read more in our forum.
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent (40 days of preparation before Easter) begins
with Ash Wednesday which derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of repentance.
Read more in our forum.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
is celebrated internationally in honor of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Patrick used the shamrock, a 3-leaf plant, to explain the Holy Trinity. The wearing of green and shamrock decor is widely used in celebration of this holiday.
Read more in our forum.
Agriculture Day
AG Day
March 25, 2014
National AG Day
celebrates the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture.
Read more in our forum.
Spring Equinox
Spring Equinox
March 20
Spring Equinox

At the start of spring, the spring equinox, day and night are 12 hours long and the Sun is at the midpoint of the sky. Our north pole tilts towards the Sun.
Read more in our forum.
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The Cheese Pirates
The Cheese Pirates by Christina Lewis
The Cheese Pirates
(Available on Amazon)
"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.
Horse Portraits
Horse Portraits by Bridgette Lewis
Custom horse, dog, and people portraits
Radical Tone
Fuchs Amps
Revolutionary Guitars & Amps
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Mercy Corps International
Worldwide Relief and Development
 

 

   

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