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Indiana County thrives with an economic base combining education, agriculture, energy production and commerce into an outstanding quality of life for its 90,000 residents. The Downtown Indiana Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Also listed on the National Register are Breezedale, Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway Indiana Passenger Station, Silas M. Clark House, Graff's Market, James Mitchell House, Old Indiana County Courthouse, Indiana Borough 1912 Municipal Building, Indiana Armory, Old Indiana County Jail and Sheriff's Office, and John Sutton Hall.
Indiana was the birthplace and hometown of actor Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997), who was born there and lived at 104 North 7th Street. Despite the fact that he left the area upon graduating from high school, the town always followed his career closely. Before Stewart's death, a museum to his memory was opened on the third floor of the local public library, and a bronze statue of Stewart was erected in his honor at the county courthouse during his 75th birthday. The town annually holds a Jimmy Stewart film festival as part of the town's "It's a Wonderful Life" holiday celebration.
The borough and the region as a whole promotes itself as the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World" because the national Christmas Tree Grower's Association was founded there. There are still a large number of Christmas tree farms in the area.
More than 14,000 students are studying a variety of disciplines at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania while in Smicksburg the Amish continue their traditional lifestyle. The County remains a recreation mecca with a major state park, five county parks and eight state gamelands abounding in wildlife.
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