Did you Know? Sung annually during the opening ceremonies of the Indianapolis 500 race over Memorial Day weekend, "Back Home Again In Indiana" is perhaps the best-known song about Indiana.
Did you Know? Indiana was part of the huge Northwest Territory, which included present day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, which were ceded to the United States by the British at the end of the Revolutionary war.
Did you Know? In 1887, Indiana scorched under a heat wave. 40 teams of horses delivered 125 tons of ice each day.
Did you Know? Ft. Wayne, Indiana's 2nd Largest city, had its beginnings in 1794, after the Battle of Fallen Timbers, when General "Mad Anthony" Wayne built Ft. Wayne on the site of a Miami Indian village.
Did you Know? Garfield the Cat creator Jim Davis was born in Albany, Indiana.
Did you Know? Indiana became the 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816, when President James Madison signed the congressional resolution admitting Indiana to the Union.

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Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.

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Redbud Trail Rendezvous
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1:40 pm April 24, 2014

Washington Planning Bicentennial Celebration

(WASHINGTON, IN) - In addition to the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration, the City of Washington will also celebrate 200 years in 2016 and officials are looking for people to help with planning. The first parcel of land ever purchased in Washington was bought for 50 dollars on... READ MORE

Bicentennial wrap-up

Princeton Daily Clarion     Wednesday, April 2, 2014 As Warrick County wraps up our bicentennial celebrations, Indiana is gearing up to celebrate 200 years as a state in 2016. We have come a long way since 1816 when Indiana became the 19th state to join the union. The... READ MORE

Union, Wayne counties might tag-team state's bicentennial

Mar. 21, 2014   Palladium-Item Wayne and Union counties might work together on local events to celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday. Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration is almost two years away, but the state’s Bicentennial Commission is encouraging communities to... READ MORE

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