Indiana Local Customs

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by machomikemd

Indiana Local Customs

  • Festival---Taste of Broadripple

    The Taste of Broadripple is a fun festival that runs annually in the heart of one of Indianapolis' most exciting nightlife areas. Several local restaurants set up booths selling their food and radio stations sponsor bands ranging from country to rock. The festival is a one night event and is generally packed to the gills, but it is sure to be a...

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  • Festival--Bill Monroe Beanblossom...

    The Bill Monroe Memorial Beanblossom Bluegrass Festival is the world's oldest, continuous bluegrass festival! Big names in bluegrass travel from all over to participate in a week of live music, food, and fun. The music starts in the early afternoon and carries on until midnight. Many of the stars have made it big performing at the Grand Ole Opry in...

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  • Indiana Limestone

    Indiana limestone, also called Bedford limestone or Salem limestone, is the highest quality of limestone found in the United States. It is a type of rock primarily composed of calcium carbonate that was formed over millions of years as marine life accumulated and decomposed at the bottom of a shallow sea that covered the Midwest during the...

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  • Parke County Covered Bridges

    This is one of the largest concentrations of covered bridges in the world. At one time, Pennsylvania and New England had more, by they've lost many. Today, Parke County, Indiana has nearly 20 wooden covered bridges still standing. Many are still open to road traffic. While most of Burr Arch designs, there are a sampling of other styles, Kings Post,...

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  • the state symbols

    the State Motto is: Crossroads of Americathe state tree is: the tulip treethe state bird is: the cardinalIndiana has the nickname "The Hoosier State" (hoo is anglo-saxon for hill or large, so a hoozer is a hill person or a large person)The State Flag has 19 stars (13 original states and 5 next states and one large star for Indiana) and a torch...

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  • Pork Tenderloin

    You got it! I never saw Port Tenderloin on a menu (that I could remember) until we came to Indiana. Every restaurant has it. I hear that it is common south of the Ohio River, which means it should be common in southern Indiana, southern Ohio, and southern Illinois. (Central Missouri based on some old friends who said southern Missouri was more...

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  • Time zones

    On April 2nd 2006 many Hoosiers (Indiana residents) had to "spring ahead" and change their clocks for the first time in more than 30 years. Indiana was one of only three U.S. states (Hawaii and Arizona are the others) which did not follow the Spring ahead in April from "standard" to "daylight saving" time or Fall back in October from daylight...

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  • Monument Circle Christmas Tree

    Every year the Circle City turns the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in the middle of the circle into a lighted Christmas tree and decorates the circle with toy soldiers and other festivities. This makes for a really romantic setting at which to sip hot chocolate at the South Bend Chocolate Company (on the circle), or catch a carriage ride, or just...

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  • Restoration of Historic Districts in...

    One of the most beloved individuals in Indiana's history is the poet, James Whitcomb Riley who is known as the The Indiana Poet. He was inspired by Lockerbie Street in Indianapolis, and even wrote about it in one of his poems. I was also inspired by the historic districts found in Indianapolis, "Lockerbie Square" being one of the finest.You are...

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  • Basketball Rules in the State of Indiana

    "High school basketball has connected the industrial cities of the northwest to the urban center in Indianapolis to the...farm communities in the southern part of the state." Barry TemkinWhat I've always known since a child was that the state of Indiana is "crazy" about basketball...high school, college, & professional!Every small town & country...

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  • "Mother of Vice Presidents": Indiana

    Note: Photo from bookAlthough Benjamin Harrison was the only Indianan who was elected president of the United States, there have been 5 men from Indiana who have served as vice presidents; thus, the state nickname is "Mother of Vice Presidents."Benjamin Harrison was born in Ohio but spent his adult life in the Hoosier state. He was elected 23rd...

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  • Indiana's Influence on Famous People

    There are many famous people who lived or spent most of their lives in Indiana. Cole Porter: If you love musical theater as I do, surely you know about Cole Porter. Born is Peru, Indiana, he's written such great songs as "Night & Day", "Begin the Beguine", & "I've Got You Under My Skin". He also composed musical comedies for the stage including...

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  • Feel free to chat, but make sure you've...

    For the most part, people around my home-town like to talk. Stranger or not, doesn't matter. The downside to this is, they'll want your life history, family history, opinions on politics, and the classic "Aren't you related to..." You can't be very shy in Southern Indiana.

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  • Eiteljorg Museum

    Visit the Eiteljorg Museum to see Native American Art. It is located at the entrance to White River State Park in Indianapolis. For information phone: 317-636-9378The photo shows Couse's painting called "The Wedding

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  • Dumb Indiana LawsBaths may not...

    Dumb Indiana LawsBaths may not be taken between the months of October and March.It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.A person who dyes, stains, or otherwise alters the natural coloring of a bird or rabbit commits a Class B misdemeanor. (Ind. Code 15-2.1-21-13(b)A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car...

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  • Indiana is a melting pot of...

    Indiana is a melting pot of religions, and national heritages. We have all kinds of churches, and our 'natives' range from native american, irish, scottish, german, swedish, russian, mexican, vietnamese, japanese, well you get the picture.

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  • From encyclopedia.com: ...

    From encyclopedia.com: Indiana (History)Indiana (History) The remains of the mound builders, Indiana's earliest known inhabitants, have been found along the state's rivers and bottomlands. Subsequently, the area was occupied mainly by the miami, delaware, and Potawatomi. The first Europeans to explore the area were the French, notably Robert...

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  • Indiana is known for...

    Indiana is known for Basketball. And IU Basketball. IU Men's Basketball is ranked highly with Coach Mike Davis!

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  • I do have some rules. If I...

    I do have some rules. If I post a place, I've been there!! If I recommend a hotel, I know that hotel!! AND I only put 'I will be there' next to places I am going SOON. No dreaming -- this is my real life! I rate exactly as I see it. So, yes I've actually given a 'not very helpful' rating -- but otherwise this is just a game for people.I love this...

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