印第安納州

Indiana
所在國家:美國

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印第安納州(Indiana

地處美國中西部的印第安納州,從早年開墾拓荒時期到今日繁忙的交通運輸,一直都是聯通美國東西向與南北向的走廊,其便利的地理位置也為印第安納州獲得「美國的十字路口」的稱號。過去法國的商旅為方便往來於加拿大與路易斯安那州間的貿易,在印第安納州設立據點,也促成了萬塞納市的誕生。然而,英國人因為覬覦印第安納州得天獨厚的地理位置,在1763年從法國手中奪取此地的所有權。歷經了美國獨立戰爭與和當地原住民間的主權爭奪戰,越來越多移民透過水路或者陸路來到印第安納州。最終,印第安納州在1816年加入美國聯邦,正式成為美國的一州。在美國內戰爆發前,印第安納州高度活絡的秘密社團:「地下鐵路」成為上千名黑奴逃往加拿大的渠道。
二十一世紀的今日,印第安納州仍是美國的十字路口。印第安納州的首都印第安那坡利斯擁有高度密集的公路行經,亦有許多橫跨國土的貨運卡車將總站設在此地。

擁有高度發展的運輸交通及穩健工業基礎的印第安納州未來在推動美利堅合眾國向前的道路上將持續扮演重要的角色。

Indiana is located in central America. From the early days of wilderness explorers to the present, it has always served as a corridor for the south-north and east-west transportation, which earned it the name of “the crossroads of America”. In the old days, French businessmen took Indiana as the link between Canada and Louisiana, which was also the reason why they built the settlement of Vincennes. The British saw Indiana's strategic importance, and took over the state in 1763. After the American Revolution, and the War of 1812, new residents continued moving into this land and by 1816 when Indiana gained statehood, 60,000 people had settled here. The Underground Railroad, which flourished throughout the state, provided the opportunity for runaway slaves to escape to freedom in Canada up until the Civil War.

Today, Indiana is still taken as the Crossroads of America. Its capital city, Indianapolis, is the junction of interstate highways, and is used as the base for many American trucking lines. Combined with the state's manufacturing and industrial capabilities, Indiana's transportation systems continue to keep America on the move.

 

 

 

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