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Angel Mounds State Historic Site, near Evansville

Brown County State Park, near Belmont
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis | Dinosphere

Conner Prairie, Fishers

Holiday World, Santa Claus
^ Wildebeest, Holiday World    ---  Worlds' Longest Water Coaster

Hoosier National Forest, near Bedford

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
, Porter     

Indianapolis 500 and the 500 Festival  starts 4 days before the Indy 500 race (Memorial Day weekend)
1889 130526  May 26, 2013  "We Heard" on KFAN (FOX News)  Tony Kanaan captures first Indianapolis 500 win - ESPN
Tony Kanaan Wins First Indianapolis 500 - ESPN Video - ESPN  |  Kanaan Emotional After Indy 500 Win - ESPN Video - ESPN
6121 140525  May 25, 2014  Indy 500  Indy 500 throws unprecedented red flag to guarantee green finish  (USA TODAY, Chris Jenkins, 05/25/2014)
2014 Indianapolis 500 starting grid  (USA TODAY, 05/24/2014)
Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500 - Wikipedia
Pole position - Wikipedia

The Sun. before Memorial Day  Indy 500, Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)
13681 171214-1215   Indy “Brickyard” is completed - Dec 14, 1909 -
The History of the Indianapolis 500 Auto Race - YouTube
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Wikipedia
Indiana  |  Cars   

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
, Lincoln City

* New Harmony Historic District

Spring Mill State Park, near Mitchell

Wyandotte Caves, Leavenworth


* Nickname “Hoosier State”   
What is a Hoosier?  

Raggedy Ann was born in Indianapolis…  | How Raggedy Ann was born…  |  Raggedy Ann and Andy doll - photo example   
Raggedy Ann

* Famous People: Jackson Five, Jim Davis (Garfield), James Dean, Eli Lilly, Steve McQueen, Cole Porter,
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born February 12, 1809   
Abraham Lincoln    #16
Abraham Lincoln Biography  Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. Representative, U.S. President
From Wood Cabin to White House: An Abe Lincoln Timeline  (Info from Tyler)
Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia  February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865, 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Kentucky  |  Indiana  |  Illinois
Abraham Lincoln    #16
Civil War

born August 20, 1833    Benjamin Harrison    #23
Benjamin Harrison
#23 Benjamin Harrison - YouTube
Disney The American Presidents: Benjamin Harrison - YouTube

Benjamin Harrison - Wikipedia   August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901, the 23rd President of the United States (1889–93); he was the grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. After the war, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature. ...
HIS 202 President Benjamin Harrison - YouTube
Tour of the President Benjamin Harrison Home - July 4, 2012 - YouTube

Ohio  |  Indiana
Presidents:      Benjamin Harrison    #23    |    William Henry Harrison    #9    his grandfather

born May 3, 1850    Johnny Ringo
Gunfighter John Ringo found dead - Jul 14, 1882 -
Johnny Ringo - Wikipedia 
May 3, 1850 – July 13, 1882 —known as Johnny Ringo—  a known associate of the loosely federated group of outlaw Cochise County Cowboys in frontier Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona Territory, United States.
Tombstone Doc Holliday meets Johnny Ringo - YouTube
Tombstone - Standoff between Doc Holiday and Johnny Ringo - YouTube

Indiana  |  Outlaws

13370 171006  The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history - Oct 06, 1866 -
Rage At Dawn starring Randolph Scott complete western movie - YouTube
Reno Gang - Wikipedia  1864-1868
Indiana  | 

born April 16, 1867    Wilbur Wright, one of The Wright brothers 
Wilbur Wright
The Wright Brothers -
Wright brothers - Wikipedia  The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912),
two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. ...
Wright Flyer photos  |  Airplanes
Indiana  |  Ohio  |  North Carolina

born September 9, 1890    Colonel Sanders, KFC founder
Colonel Harland Sanders - Chef - video
KFC: Finger Lickin’ Good
Colonel Sanders - Wikipedia 
Colonel Harland David Sanders, September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980, an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company.
Indiana  |  Kentucky

Indy “Brickyard” is completed - Dec 14, 1909 -
The History of the Indianapolis 500 Auto Race - YouTube
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Wikipedia
Indiana  |  Cars   

born February 15, 1928    Norman Bridwell
Clifford the Big Red Dog Opening Theme - YouTube
Clifford the Big Red Dog creator Norman Bridwell Interview - YouTube
Norman Bridwell Books, Author Biography, and Reading Level | Scholastic
Norman Bridwell - Wikipedia
  February 15, 1928 – December 12, 2014, an American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series.
Indiana  |  Books

born February 8, 1931    James Dean  James Dean

James Dean - Wikipedia
  February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955, an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956)....  
The Chicken Game - YouTube
East of Eden - Love on the Ferris Wheel - YouTube
James Dean's Best Performance (with subtitles) - YouTube

Giant (1956) - James Dean Strikes Oil - YouTube


born October 7, 1951    John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp - Jack & Diane - YouTube
John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good - YouTube
John Mellencamp - Cherry Bomb - YouTube
John Mellencamp - Small Town - YouTube
John Mellencamp - Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) - YouTube
John Mellencamp - YouTube

John Mellencamp - Wikipedia  born October 7, 1951, an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock, which emphasizes traditional instrumentation.
Indiana  |  Music

Cold War  Indiana Textbook Commission member charges that Robin Hood is communistic - Nov 13, 1953 -
Today in History: 13 November 1953 Indiana Textbook Commission Member Complains that Robin Hood Stories are Communist Propaganda
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34

August 29, 1958    Michael Jackson
Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on 10th death anniversary - ABC News  June 25, 2019
Looking back at Michael Jackson's legacy 10 years after his death - YouTube  CBS News
Michael Jackson - Wikipedia  August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009, an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is widely regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Michael Jackson Biography

Moonwalk - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean - The First Moonwalk King Of Pop - YouTube
Michael Jackson - Thriller - YouTube  

born December 6, 1971    Ryan White
dead April 8, 1990    Ryan White

Nightline 1988 clips - Ryan White Interview being bullied by kids for having AIDS - YouTube
Ryan White: The Tragic Life of an AIDS Patient - YouTube
Ryan White's Mother Remembers 25 Years Later - YouTube
Michael Jackson - Gone Too Soon (Official Video) - YouTube
Who Was Ryan White? | HIV-AIDS Bureau

Remembering Ryan White, the teen who fought against the stigma of AIDS | PBS NewsHour
Ryan White - Wikipedia 
December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990, an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing to be re-admitted to school following an AIDS diagnosis. As a hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment (Factor VIII) and, ...
The Ryan White Story (TV Movie 1989) - IMDb


Late July - Early August  Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival, Nappanee, Indiana (IN)
Amish Acres - Wikipedia

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7970 141212  Best in the US 2015 - Lonely Planet  12/10/2014
1. Queens, New York, 2. Western South Dakota, 3. New Orleans, Louisiana, 4. Colorado River region, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, 5. North Conway, New Hampshire, 6. Indianapolis, Indiana, 7. Greenville, South Carolina, 8. Oakland, California, 9. Duluth, Minnesota, 10. Mount Shasta region, California

5180 140225  NFL Scouting Combine -  Feb. 22-25, 2014, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana 
NFL Scouting Combine - Wikipedia
2014 NFL Combine in photos - NFL - Sporting News
NFL Draft 2014 –

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