This film, of the "This Land of Ours" educational series from Dudley Pictures and presented by Official Films will give a tour of Indiana (:09). The state is centered in the heart of the American Midwest (:35). Part of it's rich history includes being home to Abraham Lincoln (:57), the plot of land his family’s log cabin once stood is shown (1:04). In addition is the old swimming hole that had inspired writing's from James Whitcomb Riley (1:19). The George Rogers Clark Memorial stands as homage to the man credited with playing a major role in the acquisition of the northwest territory (1:40). The state's capital is Indianapolis (1:54). The Soldier's and Sailor's monument rests at the hub of the business district and is almost 300 feet high (2:05). The state was admitted to the Union in 1816 and present capitol constructed in 1868 (2:30). Areas including Hammond, East Chicago, Whiting and parts of Gary make up the bulk of its manufacturing center (2:42). Indiana’s port city is South Bend on the St. Joseph River (3:17). Many famed universities include Notre Dame; the world's largest campus (3:28), in Bloomington, Indiana University (3:59) and located in West Lafayette, Purdue University (4:18). Agriculture is substantially important to the state's industry and corn is it’s main crop (4:55). Limestone is incredibly abundant and after being lifted from one of the states many quarries it is used for buildings (5:17). One of the most famous constructed with Indiana limestone is the Empire State Building in New York (5:29). The Indiana State Fair held annually in Indianapolis (6:04). The Memorial Day Classic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (6:50) is one of the most well known. A summary of the Hoosier State wraps up the film and it’s many diverse qualities (8:44).
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