Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fact of the Day: Indiana City

The capital of Indiana, Indianapolis gets its name from the Greek word "polis" which means city. Which literally makes Indianapolis translate as Indiana City.  

21 comments:

Ann said...

Nice to know...
and the pic looks so cool.

Anonymous said...

Another interesting fact.

Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely B & W ! And what is the origin of "Indiana" ? From "Red Indians" who were the original occupants there ?

Unknown said...

Nice!!!

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My Unfinished Life said...

nice B&W!!

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Pat Hatt said...

Getting a bit redundant

Leonor said...

always interesting! :) keep in touch!

Leonor
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Dana said...

Love the pic!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Interesting fact, Adam! Kisses:)

DEZMOND said...

hence the word megalopolis

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The only other polis city I can think of off the top of my head is Minneapolis.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that!

Al Penwasser said...

I thought it mean "City of the Indians." Or "City of the Native Americans."

Gloria Baker said...

I love this pic Adam!

Fundy Blue said...

Love that old photo, Adam! Have a good one!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yup, that's what it translates to!

FilipBlog said...

Crowded on this picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Christine said...

neat fact to know!

Lucy said...

I don't knew that. Interesting! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Beth said...

Great photo Adam! I love everything about Indy except I 465. :-)

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting.