The Hoosier State – Indiana.
1946 – Dedicated to James Whitcomb Riley, Indiana’s Poet.
His boyhood home in Indianapolis is now a museum.
1953 – Intersection of Highway 52 and 136 in Indianapolis.
1957 – Tri State Express. This is the same freeway featured on the Illinois 1959 map.
Today that freeway is 10 lanes wide
The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond has a statue from the movie Christmas Story. It was set in Hammond, but filmed in Cleveland.
1970 – Indiana State Capitol. Dating from 1888 it is the 4th building to be the Indiana Capitol.
1971 – The map as a map cover. Columbus, Indiana is shown on the right.
Columbus has a fantastic collect of modern architecture. Irwin Miller was the Chairman of Cummins Engine Company, and a fan of this type of architecture. His leadership resulted in a town known around the world for the quantity and quality of architecture.
1972 – Indiana Highway 37 near Bloomington.
Bloomington, home to Indiana University, is a small city in south central Indiana. (Photo from Bloomington Tourist Office)
1973 – A collection of signs.
1976 – Indianapolis – The Return Home on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is the center of Indianapolis. Rising to a height of 284′ (87m) this obelisk has numerous statues surrounding it and an observation deck near the top. (photo from Wikipedia)
1978 – Unidentified country scene.
1979- Whitewater Canal State Memorial. In the early 1800s canals were built all over the country, and Indiana was no different. The route of the Whitewater Canal was unique in that it had a drop of almost 500′ at a rate of 6.4′ per mile, compared to the the Erie Canal at 1.7 feet per mile.
Located in the historic town of Metamora, the canal and the accompanying buildings give a sense of life in the early 1800s.
1986 – Indianapolis
Indianapolis, as the state capitol and largest city in the state. Highlights of the city include:
The Ruins of Holiday Park are remnants from an old building in New York City sitting in the middle of a park in Indiana.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Museum.
Indiana War Memorial Building
The former baseball stadium is now apartments.
Indianapolis Museum of Art. The time we were there they were having an exhibit on prototype automobiles.
The current baseball stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium – Home of the NFL Colts
Skyline view (Photo from Pintrest)
1991 – 175th anniversary of Indiana.
1994 – Indiana State Highways 75th Anniversary
1995 – Indiana Countryside. The tourist bureaus in Indiana play up the country life quite a bit.
Shipshewana is the largest tourist center for this ‘country life’. With some Amish residents it is common to see horse and buggies on the roads. In addition their flea market is one of the largest in the country. (Photo from Tourist Office)
1997 – Generic map
2001 – Transportation in Indiana. The Indianapolis Airport is the 5th largest air freight center in the country.
Indiana is the capital of RV production. Elkart has the RV Museum, as well as a number of manufacturing faciities.
2003 – As with the other states in the path, this year is a celebration of Lewis and Clark.
On October 26, 1803 Merriweather Lewis meet William Clark across the river from Louisville, Kentucky and set sail down the Ohio River. That spot is now known as Clarksville, Indiana. That meeting is celebrated at the Falls of Ohio State Park.
This park has a nice view of Louisville.
2004 & 2016 – Indiana State Museum. The current building pictured here was completed in 2001.
The building is over 40,000 square feet, and covers the natural and civil history of the state. Also included is the ’92 walk’ – a collection of sculptures representing each of the 92 counties in the state.
2005 – Wildflower.
A few of the the Indiana State Symbols include: (Photos from Wikipedia)
State Flag – 19 stars, representing Indiana being the 19th state.
State Motto – Crossroads of America.
State Seal – Depicts a setting sun, sycamore tree, a woodsman and a bison.
State Bird – Cardinal
State Flower – Peony
2009 & 2012 – Unidentified Road Construction Projects
Lincoln Highway construction in Indiana in the early 1900s.
2014 – Southern Indiana Hills
The largest city in Southern Indiana is Evansville. We made a stop there on Road Trip 2019.
Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Restored Art Deco Greyhound Station – now a hipster hamburger place.
Bosse Field – One of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country.
Primary filming location for the movie League of Their Own.
2015 – Bristol, Indiana – Bonneyville Mill. This mill is the oldest in the state. It was built by Edward Bonney in 1833.
2017 – Brown County State Park, Hesitation Point. This is the largest state park in Indiana, covering more than 15,000 acres. It is known for it’s scenic vistas.
2018 – Williamsport Falls. This 90′ high falls is the 2nd highest in the state.
The flow of the falls is very seasonal.
2019 – Berne, Indiana – Settled by Mennonite immigrants in 1852. The town has been built by Swiss and German immigrants, resulting now in a small town of 4,000 residents.
It is known for it’s picturesque town square.