Crossroads of America

Indiana is home of the prestigious race, the Indy 500, which is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway usually on Memorial Day weekend. The state has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state, deeming it the “Crossroads of America”.

Indiana is ranked number 17, in our United States of Energy data, in residential electricity prices compared to 52 other US states averaging $9.56 Megawatts per hour. In 1880, the city of Wabash began an experiment to determine the feasibility of electricity, the newest source of energy. The experiment was a success with a total cost of $712 per year to provide electricity to the entire city.

Major electric power plants in the state are coal and natural gas. Almost all of Indiana’s electricity generation is fueled by coal. However, as one of the nation’s top corn-producing states, Indiana has major ethanol production potential. Indiana actually produces more than 20% of the United States popcorn supply. In a typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.

Did you know? Santa Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests at Christmas time.

I will leave you with this fun fact that you can share with your friends… the holidays are almost here!

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