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3 Reasons the Entire Country Should Be Thankful for Indiana Indiana

I’m guessing that when most people think of the state of Indiana, the first image that comes to their head is one of seemingly endless cornfields. But we all know that Indiana has a lot more going on. Or we should at least all know. Here are 3 reasons why the entire country should be thankful for Indiana:

1. Garfield is based in Muncie, Indiana.

Garfield by Jim Davis

Garfield by Jim Davis

Creator, Jim Davis went to college in Muncie, Indiana and based his famous comic strip and cartoon series, Garfield there. The house of Garfield’s bachelor owner Jon Arbuckle is located in Muncie.

2. Indiana’s rich source of limestone.

Sanders Quarry in Monroe County, Indiana

Sanders Quarry in Monroe County, Indiana

One of the richest sources of limestone on the planet is located in Indiana. Indiana’s limestone has helped build the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Cathedral, and more.

3. The gasoline pump.

The first gasoline pump.

The first gasoline pump

The first gasoline pump was created in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Sept. 5, 1885. This pump was invented and built by a man with an awesome name, Sylvanus Freelove Bowser.

The United States thanks you Indiana. Thank you the laughs. Thank you for the building material. And thank you for the gas!

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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