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1    Lincoln Suite
2    Hoosier Suite
3    William Henry Harrison
         Presidential Suite

4    Gen. John Hunt Morgan

5    Walter Gresham Room
6    Squire Boone Room
7    Governor's Suite
8    Sallie Kintner
         Honeymoon Suite

9    Dennis Pennington Room
10  Schoolmaster's Room
14  Innkeeper's Room

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Kintner House Inn

Dining Room


Dennis Pennington Room
Room #9 -- $149-$169

    BED Walnut - made in local Flatwoods Cabinet Shop of Henry Rupp,
        grandfather of local historian, Frederick P. Griffin.
    PICTURE Capitol Picture is by Gladys Moore
    DRESSER Square knobs with swing mirror
    WASHSTAND Oak with 3 drawers, circa 1890

     The origin of the word "Hoosier" is not known with certainty. It has been applied to the inhabitants of Indiana for many years. As early as 1830, "Hoosier" must have had an accepted meaning, as John Finley printed a poem that year called "The Hoosier Nest" in which the word occurs several times. Governors Wright and O.H. Smith believed that "Hoosier" was a mispronunciation of "Who's Here?" That is the most frequent explanation given to inquirers.
      Another suggested explanation is that a resident of Indiana had been captivated by the prowess of the Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. In an attempt at self-glorification, he pronounced himself a "Hoosier" rather than a "Hussar". Still others maintain the term is derived from the word "husher" which was a common term for a bully. A baker in Louisville whose last name was Hoosier claimed that people in Indiana liked his gingerbread so well that they came to be known as "Hoosier's Men" or "Hoosier's Customers". Other residents insist the word came from the question "Who's your mother?" or "Who's your father?"
      Despite it's ambiguous origin, the term is widely used today in reference to the proud residents of Indiana. Many Hoosiers throughout history and today are quite well known for their talents and accomplishments in various fields.