The Indiana state motto was adopted in 1937. The Indiana Department
of Administration explains the meaning behind the Indiana motto as such:
The importance Indiana puts on paths of transportation has roots all the way back to the early 1800s when the major cross state Cumberland Road (today US Route 40) was built.
Whereas there is only one Indiana motto, there exist a number of state nicknames for Indiana:
"The Hoosier State"
Since the 1830's Indiana has gone under this nickname. The reason behind this nickname has been speculated much upon and therefore many interesting and humorous theories on the subject exist.
A few of them are listed below:
Whereas the Indiana motto intends to describe the national pride in transportation facilities, Indiana state slogans are more directly orientated towards attracting tourists - some Indiana state slogans are more 'serious' in nature, and as you will see, some are, well, less serious:
"Indiana: Restart Your Engines"
This Indiana state slogan is a reference to the "Indianapolis 500-Mile Race". It is also the slogan of Indiana's Official Travel Planning Source: VisitIndiana.com
This is the Slogan from the "Indiana Find: Your Indiana Search Engine": IndianaFind.com
"Indiana: 50 Million Years Tidal Wave Free"
"Indiana: We So Corny!"
Some of these Indiana funny state slogans can be bought as souvenir items on t-shirts and stickers.
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Or perhaps you'd like to see the page State Mottos to find a complete list of mottos
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