Indiana Unique and Beautiful
Crazy Indiana Laws
1. Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
2. It is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to cause laughter.
3. It is against the law to attend a cinema or theater or ride a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
4. Spiteful gossip or talking behind a persons back is illega
5. One may not back into a parking space because it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.
6. It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.
7. No one can catch a fish with bare hands.
8. You are required to pour your drink into a glass.
9. Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing headlights.
10. It is forbidden to eat watermelon in the park.
Fun facts about Indiana
- Santa Claus, Indiana recieves more than one-half million letters at Christmas time.
- Syvanus F. Bower of Fort Wayne, Indiana designed the world's first practical gasoline pump.
- The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 4, 1871.
- At one time there were 12 different stagecoach lines running through Indiana on the National Road, now known as Interstate 40.
- Although Indiana means, "Land of the Indians" there are less than 8,00 Native Americans living there today.
- Corydon was Indiana's state capitol from 1816-1825. When Indiana was a territory Vincennes was the capitol.
- During the Great Depression of the 1930'3 unemployment was as high as 50% in Southern Indiana. One in every 4 Hoosier factory workers were out of work while the farmers sank deeper and deeper in debt.
- 90% of the world's popcorn is grown in Indiana.
- Pork and Beans, a favorite American staple, was introduced by Gilbert Van Camp. When he discovered that people outside of his family enjoyed his family recipe of pork and beans in tomato sauce he opened a canning company and the rest is history.
- Wabash, Indiana became the first city in the United State to have electric streetlights in 1880.
- The farming community of Fountain City in Wayne County was known as the "Grand Station of the Underground Railroad." Levi and Katie Coffin were famous agents of the Underground Railroad in the years before the civil war. It is estimated that they provided lodging for more than 2000 runaway slaves.
- The first long distance auto race in the United States was run on May 30, 1911 at the Indianapolis Speedway.
- Crown Hill Cemetary, in Indiana, is the largest cemetary in the United States.
- Indiana was became the 19th state on December 11, 1816.
- In a typical year more than half of all cropland in Indiana is plated with corn.
- Corydon was the location of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana ground. The battle, fought on July 1863, occured when General John Hunt Morgan attacked the city.
- At one time 12 different stagecoach lines ran through Indiana on the road now known as U.S. Interstate 40.
- Indiana is bordered by the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and the Ohio River.
- Elvis Presley gave his last concert, June 26, 1977, in Indiana at the Market Square Arena.
- The first successful goldfish farm in the U.S. opened in Martinsville, Indiana in 1899.
- James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana on February 8, 1941.
- East Race Waterway, in South Bend, Indiana, is the only man made white water raceway in North America.
- There have been five vice presidents born in Indiana:Thomas A. Hendricks, Schuyler Colfax, Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Quayle.
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