This postcard was given to me by one of my close blogger friends. It’s an Indiana postcard.
Indiana was the 19th state in the USA; it became a state on December 11, 1816.
State Abbreviation – IN
State Capital – Indianapolis
Largest City – Indianapolis
Area – 36,420 square miles [Indiana is the 38th biggest state in the USA]
Population – 6,080,485 (as of 2000) [Indiana is the 14th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents – Indianians or Hoosiers
Major Industries – agriculture (corn, soybeans, wheat), manufacturing, mining (coal, limestone), steel-making
Major Rivers – Ohio River, Wabash River, White River, Tippecanoe River
Major Lakes – Mississinewa Lake, Lake Michigan
Highest Point – Hoosier Hill,
Wayne County (near Richmond in east-central Indiana) – 1,257 feet (383 m) above sea level
Number of Counties – 92
Bordering States – Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
Origin of the Name Indiana – Indiana is a word that refers to the local Indians.
State Nickname – Hoosier State
State Motto – “The Crossroads of America”
State Song – “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” by Paul Dresser