A couple of states ago, we reached the Great Lakes. Today’s visit — to the Hoosier State — continues that theme.

The first Europeans to establish a fort in the territory were French. Then the British gained control. During the Revolutionary War, Gen. George Rogers Clark captured the important fort at Vincennes, key to control in the West.

Don’t bother to check the time when driving east or west across the state. The boundary between Eastern and Central time zones winds its way down the center. Even natives I asked when at a business meeting in Indianapolis couldn’t explain it.

Today Indiana is home to manufacturing, including steel and automobiles. Agriculture remains important with fields of corn and soybeans growing to the edge of country roads.

On a visit back in 2001, I drove some of the country roads in the Western portion of the state in search of covered bridges. And look what I found: