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"The Hoosier State"

Indiana is nicknamed The Hoosier State. The origin of the word Hoosier is rooted deep in the history of Indiana and the original meaning has been lost. Historians, folklorists, politicians, and everyday Hoosiers offer many colorful theories on the origin of the term, but no one has a definitive answer.

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Scenic Lake Michigan shoreline in Indiana
Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan City, Indiana - photo © Tom Gill (lapstrake) on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works
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Emblems & Symbols of Indiana: Indiana.gov
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