Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.
Powered by Campus Explorer
Indiana, the "Hoosier State,"is located in the Great Lakes region, a center for mass marketing and manufacturing. Students studying here can refresh in mineral springs; explore Wyandotte Cave, one of the biggest caves in the nation; and enjoy major sports teams and athletic events that include the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis 500 motor race, and the Hilly Hundred bicycle tour.
Indiana means "land of the Indians." It joined the Union in 1816 as the 19th state. Today, Indiana is a state of mostly small towns and midsize cities. Its largest city and capital is Indianapolis, where the nation's most famous auto race, the Indianapolis 500, is held each year. The state's residents are commonly referred to as "Hoosiers" although no one seems certain just how the name originated. The tulip / yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is the Indiana state tree.
Indiana State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Indiana state facts such as Indiana state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Indiana, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Indiana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Aircraft||Republic Aviation P-47 Thunderbolt - May 7, 2015|
(Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis)
|Holidays||George Rogers Clark Day, February 25 (1779)
Northwest Ordinance Day, July 13 (1787)
Indiana Day, December 11 (1816)
|Motto||The Crossroads of America|
|Pie||Sugar cream pie|
|Quarter||Indiana State Quarter|
|River||The Wabash River|
|Sagamore of the
|Sagamore of the Wasbash Award|
|Special Days||George Rogers Clark Day - February 25
Northwest Ordinance Day - July 13
Indiana Day - December 11
|Song||"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"|
|Tree||Tulip Tree / Yellow Poplar