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Built in 1873 at Capitol & Chestnut Streets in Corydon, Indiana.

You will find unique shops, fine restaurants, antique malls, historical buildings, and an art glass factory all within walking distance of the Inn. The entire downtown area has been designated a National Historic District.

Dining Room

DINING TABLE - Mahogany with String Inlay Duncan Phyfe Design, approx.
12' long
CHAIRS - Carved Walnut, Chinese Chippendale
BUFFET - North Wall Hand Carved, Gadroon Trim, English Origin
BUFFET - South Wall Flame Cherry, circa 1825
CANDELABRA - Sterling Silver

     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 its 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.