The seal of Indiana Indiana's seal depicts a setting sun, sycamore trees, a woodsman, and a jumping buffalo. This was the first symbol Indiana, which was made official in 1801 for the Indiana Territory and again in 1816 by the state of Indiana. It served as the state's only emblem for nearly a century until the adoption of the state song in 1913.
Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.
John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
Born in Mitchell, Indiana, Gus Grissom received a mechanical engineering B.S. from Purdue University in 1950 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. Grissom was the second American in space as one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts. In 1967, Grissom was killed during an Apollo 1 mission pre-launch test at the Kennedy Space Center. The Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park honors Grissom’s work in space exploration.
The flag of Indiana Indiana's flag has a blue background with a torch in the center, the torch is surrounded by nineteen stars, thirteen representing the original colonies, five the next five states, and one Indiana. Adopted by the state of Indiana on May 31, 1917. It was the state's first official flag and has remained unchanged since then except for the creation of a statute to standardize the production of the flag.
Richard Bernard Skelton was born to humble circumstances in Vincennes, Indiana but went on to become one of the best known comedian-entertainers of the twentieth century. Early in his career, Red traveled and performed in a Vaudeville show across the nation and in Canada. In 1952 Skelton won an Emmy and tried to give it to Lucille Ball, his supporting actress. The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is under way and will be located next to the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at…
Kevin A. Ford - (born July 7, 1960 in Portland, Indiana) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and a NASA astronaut.considers Montpelier, Indiana his hometown. He graduated from Blackford High School, Hartford City, Indiana in 1978
Downtown Madison, Indiana ~ Hanging flower baskets and pretty window boxes greet visitors in Madison (population: 12,000, 75 miles southwest of Cincinnati). American flags snap along downtown blocks listed on the National Register of Historic Places and housing dozens of shops and restaurants. A visit has to include truffles from Cocoa Safari and a stroll among the beautiful handcrafted furniture at Madison Table Works.