Indiana Leg Of 2010 Tour


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iWARRIORWALK USA TOUR – STOP #25

WALKED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

On Monday, September 20, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 5 hours and 45 minutes on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and the surrounding area.

Highlights of the Indiana leg of the tour:

  • I didn’t realize South Bend was on Eastern Time (not Central Time). It’s funny as I’d checked this out a couple of weeks ago and the website I visited gave me the wrong info.
  • I was 30 minutes late all morning (instead of being 30 minutes early like I usually am).
  • I actually drove in from Chicago early that morning, so it was a long day that started early.
  • A local TV station, Channel 16, was waiting there to interview me.  Video is not yet available, but text of the interview can be viewed immediately below.
  • Later that morning, another local station, Channel 57 interviewed me on campus.  Neither video nor text of this interview is available as of yet.
  • The Notre Dame campus is fantastic. The Basilica is an incredibly decorated building.
  • I got lost when I walked off campus to find lunch. I wound up walking an extra 45 minutes.
  • A Michigan station WWJ Radio, did a telephone interview as I was leaving campus in advance of my walk in Michigan tomorrow.
  • Channel 16 – NBC – WNDU – South Bend, Indiana
    Interview on 09/20/2010

  • Channel 57 – ABC – WBND – South Bend, Indiana
    Interview on 09/20/2010

    NO VIDEO OR TEXT OF THIS INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
  • Here is a short video of the cutest squirrel eating his breakfast that I happened to spot on the Notre Dame campus.

    As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to

    by clicking the button right below these words.

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    Here are pictures from my walk.

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    Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Indiana:

    • Indiana is a U.S. state, admitted to the Union as the 19th on December 11, 1816. It is located in the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes Region, and with approximately 6.3 million residents, is ranked 16th in population and 17th in population density.
    • Indiana is ranked 38th in land area, and is the smallest state in the continental US west of the Appalachian Mountains. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis, the second largest of any state capital.
    • Indianapolis is home to several major sports teams and athletic events including the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis 500 motorsports race. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. The state has several well-known colleges including Purdue University, Indiana University, and the University of Notre Dame.
    • Residents of Indiana are known as Hoosiers, but the origin of the term is unknown. The state’s name means “Land of the Indians”, or simply “Indian Land”. This name dates back to at least the 1760s and was first applied to the region by Congress when the Indiana Territory was incorporated in 1800, separating it from the the Northwest Territory.
    • Present-day Indiana became part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. In 1800, Ohio was separated from the Northwest Territory by Congress, designating the rest of the land as the Indiana Territory. President Thomas Jefferson chose William Henry Harrison as the governor of the territory and Vincennes was established as the capital. After Michigan was separated and the Illinois Territory was formed, the size of Indiana was reduced to its current state.

    Next stop, Ann Arbor, Michigan – The University of Michigan.