Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, and to do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
They are quotes from fellow Hoosiers – published authors to 4th grade winners of the Annual Statehood Day Essay Contest to Governor and First Lady Pence, to the neighbor next door. People all across the state get to share what makes them genuinely proud of their community,
county and great state! The insights get published on our
website and possibly in our monthly IBC newsletter.
Martin County Bicentennial Committee’s Hoosier Insight:
“Martin County is a portal to the Indiana past, with great forests, vistas, rolling hills, rivers, and ancient rocks, existing today, as they would have been seen by those who came before. The people of Martin County treasure and preserve those natural wonders with their wildlife habitats. They have also established carefully in their midst, modern industries and agriculture. These are monuments to human endeavor and harbingers of the future.”
This natural geological rock formation in Martin County, Jug Rock, is composed of sandstone and is located in Shoals near the east fork of the White River. As the largest free-standing table rock formation (also called a “tea table”) in the United States east of the Missippi River, the Jug Rock has created a great deal of interest in geological circles.
Governor and First Lady Pence:
Q: What are two favorite Indiana sites that are “must see – visit”?
A. ”Bartholomew County is home to a beautifully renovated ice cream parlor called Zaharakos. It’s one of our family’s favorite spots to stop and grab lunch or an ice cream soda and listen to the pipe organ play. And…
…In Marion County, we love the State Fairgrounds’ Pepsi Coliseum, the site of our first date. The renovated Coliseum can now host a variety of events besides ice skating like college basketball, equestrian events, and concerts.”