Yes, the button-eyed, yarn-haired rag doll is a Hoosier. According to Historic Indianapolis, local cartoonist and illustrator Johnny Gruelle drew a face on one of his daughter's rag dolls in 1915 and began writing stories about Raggedy Ann -- and, later, Raggedy Andy. (However, we're still not sure whether Andy was her brother or her boyfriend, which makes all those date-mate Halloween costumes even more confusing.)
Zipp Speed Weaponry
Road cyclists are a competitive and loyal bunch, so it takes a superior product to break into the business. That's what motorsports engineer and bicycling enthusiast Leigh Sargent had when he developed his first carbon fiber wheels in 1988 with his new company, Zipp Speed Weaponry, just down the street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By 2000, the company was supplying wheels to top-level professional cycling teams, and its products were on the bikes of multiple Tour de France stage winners.