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Indiana’s Bicentennial

One Day in May
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New Book Captures Hoosierness in 142 Captivating (and Quirky) Images

The images, which span from 2:44 a.m. to 11:39 p.m. on May 20, depict scenes both sweeping and intimate, iconic and idiosyncratic, in cities, towns, and countryside

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Q&A: Hunter Smith on Writing Indiana’s Official Bicentennial Song

“I come from Texas, and there are great people in Texas, but there’s something that I love about the honesty of the Hoosier population. The people here, they will do anything for you.”

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Home and Abroad with Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton

“There is a Midwestern calmness, a stability of outlook, very well exemplified by Dick [Lugar] and many, many others, that goes over well in Washington,” says longtime Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Hoosier Innovations

You’re welcome for… Prozac. Fluoride Toothpaste. Drunkometer. Transistor Radio. Ball Jar. Headlights. Cruise Control. Push Mower. Dr. Scholl’s. Limestone. NYT Crossword Puzzles. Sudoku. Chuck Taylors.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: It Happened Here!

The past comes alive at these historic spots-of-significance around the state—some of which are getting a little lift from Bicentennial projects.

J. Irwin Miller
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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Cummins

Ripple Effects: Cummins goes global—and brings the world to Indiana.

Emelia Earhart
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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Purdue’s Giant Leaps

Ripple Effects: One Purdue University grad’s apprenticeship under the first-ever aviators sets the course for an out-of-this-world legacy.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: All Roads Lead to the Speedway

Is it just us, or do all roads lead to Indiana’s—and the world’s—most famous racetrack? From Hawaii to Nazareth, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway leaves its tracks.

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The Indiana Beard Hall of Fame

Grow your ode to the bearded state! As Fishers shop Vardagen reminded us with “The Bearded State” tee, we’ve compiled our Indiana Beard Hall of Fame.

Herman B. Wells
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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Indiana University

On the strength of groundbreaking faculty and famous alumni, Herman B Wells makes Indiana University into an academic powerhouse. The ripple effects follow from a Champaign-to-Bloomington transfer.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: The Vonneguts’ Ripple Effects

With hammers and nails, an immigrant family builds a dynasty. From Vonnegut Hardwares stems an award-winning bike trail, a Ben Affleck flick, and one of 20th century’s most important writers.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Sports Corp’s Ripple Effects

Civic vision, opportunism, and lots of volunteerism take Indy’s sports rep from sorry to super.

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