National Indiana Day
We recognize each state in the order they entered the union, beginning with Hawaii and ending with Hawaii on Independence Day. We feature a small part of each state's past, foods, and the people who make up the state. There's so much more to discover, we can't help but celebrate our beautiful country even more.
Indiana was the 19th state to enter the Union. It was the 19th state to enter the Union. James Monroe had just defeated Rufus King in the 1816 presidential election to become the 5th President of the United States. Indiana grew quickly, becoming the second state to join the Union from the Northwest Territory.
We can thank the many interstates and railroads tranversing the state for getting us across the country. We're the "Crossroads of American" for the state. The state's highways and byways in Indiana do not have a rural feel in a growing urban world. Hoosiers aren't failing with an abundance of rivers, streams, and farmland from Lake Michigan to the north. Words don't fail Hoosiers. Her authors, writers, and songwriters all inspire.
They are also inspired by a sport that began with a peach basket long ago. As the movie with the same name would tell you, Basketball fills Hoosiers' hearts. It's a mystery how the citizens of the fine state get their name.
Indiana grows more than corn, from miners, farmers, writers, entertainers, industrialists, and many more. As the heartland helps keep the country moving right along, there's plenty to see.