Referees have been indispensable to the history of Indiana basketball, although their contributions are far less storied than those of the players and coaches.
The name of the northern Indiana city of Hobart is attached, via local legend, to a traveler and his horse.
"The county loses its charm when everything is hard," Lucie Hartrath claimed. "The wind blows the mist away and every detail in the landscape is visible."
An Indiana farmer in the 1840s came up with a savory solution for the squirrels threatening his corn crop: burgoo.
In his young working days, the man who would found the American Socialist Party took a somewhat more conservative approach to the needs of the working class.
In his letters back home, a German immigrant documented the challenges of farm life in mid-nineteenth-century Indiana.
In an essay for his high school principal, the Fairmount, Indiana student speculated "I think my life will be devoted to art and dramatics.”
Irish canal workers tried to ensure that as many men as possible from their own parts of Ireland were hired onto work crews; conflicts inevitably arose.
Many of the well-known images of life during the Great Depression are of farm families from the dustbowl of the Great Plains. Others picture Hoosier lives.
By legal charter, Indiana could boast of a university ten years before it achieved statehood: Vincennes University was chartered in 1806.