Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today In History: 19th State.

Happy Statehood Day to my adopted home state!

On this date in 1816, Indiana checked into the Hotel California that is U.S. statehood. The Union is kinda like the Mafia, in that you join voluntarily but you're only leaving feet-first.

5 comments:

og said...

Now the Boringist state in the union, (the Indy 500, and 364 days of Miniature Golf) Indiana was once the largest territory. We've done OK. Most notably, and greatly in our favor, is indiana's near total lack of a tourist trade.

Tam said...

"Come see the corn and beans" makes a hella sales pitch. :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty obviously, you have not been to French Lick yet.

og said...

As far as you know.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ben-hur.com/

Nice place to visit, in Crawfordsville. AYVWK, there's a Billy The Kid tie-in.