The Indiana Book of Records, Firsts, and Fascinating Facts
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What the Guinness brothers have done for the records of the world, this book does for Indiana, whose resourceful inhabitants have blazed a bright trail of accomplishments in nearly every field. There is wonderful whimsy in this census of people who excel, excite, enthrall, and exceed the expectations of even the most eager Hoosierphile.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 153.4 x 233.9 x 23.6mm | 646.94g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 27 b&w photos
  • 0253283205
  • 9780253283207

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What the Guinness Book has done for the records of the world, this book does for Indiana, whose resourceful natives and residents have blazed a bright trail of accomplishments in nearly every field. Hoosiers have headed the pack in the pioneer world, in the introduction of the automotive age, and later in the creation of the air age, and even today in the space age. A major section of the book is devoted to sports records of all varieties. Records have been set in all manner of competition from corn picking to catapults.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAccidents and DisastersAnimalsArchaeologyArmamentsArt and ArtistsAstronautsAutomobiles and TrucksAviationBalloonsBicyclesBoatsBooks and PeriodicalsBridgesBusinessCatapultsCavesCircusesCities and TownsCoalCollectionsColleges and UniversitiesCountiesCourtsCrime and CriminalsDentistryDesksDollsDrugsDuelsEconomicsEducationElectricityExploringFairs and FestivalsFiremenFlagsFood and DrinkFossilsGamesGasGemsGovernorsGravesHealth and SicknessHolidaysIndiansIndustryInterurbanInventionsJobsKingKnightLandLegislationLiarsLimestoneLootMailManufacturingMarriageMedicineMilitaryMonumentsMuseumsMusicNewspapersOilOrganizationsPeace CorpsPhonographyPhotographyPlantsPolicePoliticsPolitics, CityPolitics, StatePolitics, U.S.PopulationPresidentsRadioRailroadsRecreationReligionResearchRoadsSailors and SoldiersScreenSeatsServicesSpeedSportsArcheryBaseball, AmateurBaseball, CollegeBaseball, High SchoolBaseball, ProfessionalBasketball, AmateurBasketball, CollegeBasketball, High School, BoysBasketball, High School, GirlsBasketball, ProfessionalBicyclingBowlingBowling, WomenBowling, MenBowling, TeamBoxingFishingFootball, CollegeFootball, High SchoolFootball, ProfessionalGolf, AmateurGolf, CollegeGolf, ProfessionalGymnasticsHockeyHuntingOlympicsRacing, AutomobileRacing, Automobile: The 500-Mile RaceRacing, HarnessRacing, MotorcycleRacing, RunningRacing, SkiRacing, Soap BoxRacquetballSenior OlympicsShootingSoccerSoftballSoftball, CollegeSwimmingSwimming, Collegeshow more

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