Thursday, January 7, 2016

Indiana Celebrating Its Bicentennial As a State

From the Dec. 13, 2015, Chicago Tribune "Indiana kicks off bicentennial events" by Carrie Napoleon, Post-Tribune.

The state bicentennial flag was raised, launching a year-long celebration of its 200th birthday.  The celebration is being spearheaded by the Association of Indiana Counties which provided one Indiana Bicentennial flag to everyone of the state's 92 counties.

Flag raising in Lake County, on Indiana's northwest corner were held at the Government Center in Crown Point and courthouses in Gary, Hammond, East Chicago and the Lake County Fairgrounds.

Indiana was admitted at the 19th state of the Union on December 11, 1816 by President James Madison.  Lake County was incorporated in February 1837.

Several events are planned throughout the year, including the Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay in September.

Also, don't forget that this year also marks the 100th Running of the Greatest Racing Spectacle in the World.  I'm talking about the Indy 500!!!


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