Did you Know? Indiana has earned the nickname "Mother of Vice Presidents". There have been five men from Indiana who have been elected vice president: Schuyler Colfax, Thomas A. Hendricks, Charles W. Fairbanks, Thomas Marshall and Dan Quayle.
Did you Know? Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
Did you Know? Indiana's Madame C.J. Walker, became one of the first woman millionaires in the U.S.. She amassed a fortune after starting to sell her cosmetics door-to-door.
Did you Know? A 10-ton block of limestone was laid as the cornerstone of the new Indiana State House on September 28, 1880. Speeches were given by Governor James “Bluejeans” Williams and former Governor Thomas Hendricks.
Did you Know? The birthplace of the automobile, the pneumatic rubber tire, the aluminum casting process, stainless steel and the first push-button car radio was in Kokomo, Indiana.
Did you Know? Indiana produces more than 20 percent of the United States’ popcorn supply. In a typical year, almost half of all cropland in Indiana is planted in corn.

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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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July 31, 1804 The first issue of the state's first newspaper, The Indiana Gazette, was published in Vincennes. @VisitKnoxCounty
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July 30, 2014  by Linsey Gray Staff writer

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the Carroll County Newspaper Archive as a Bicentennial Legacy Project. With a mission to “Help to…

July 29, 2014  MARCIA WALKER Salem Leader Staff Writer

Washington County’s many unique barns are the focus of a photography contest sponsored by the Washington County Tourism…

July 17, 2014 CORYDON, Indiana — Officials are looking to make numerous repairs to Indiana’s original state Capitol building ahead of the state’s bicentennial celebrations in 2016.

Some of that…

July 12, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)—In the small town of Corydon, Ind., work is underway on an important landmark.

It’s a tree that some locals consider a hidden treasure.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 — Greene County – The volunteers working on a local Indiana Bicentennial celebration known as the “Greene 16″ had their second meeting on Wednesday, July 16 at 4 p.m. at…

As Indiana 2016 Bicentennial Commission leaders, we are privileged to play a role in a special time in our state’s history – our 200th birthday celebration. This statewide, grassroots bicentennial commemoration will strive to showcase the best of Indiana in 2016 and beyond.
The state has identified $20 million in state funding to support the Bicentennial Nature Trust and the Lilly Endowment contributed an additional $10 million grant.
In communities across the state, many people are excited and ready to honor our state’s history. Together, we can celebrate in a way that engages all residents, past and present.
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