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Author: Michele Whitehair

Behind the Scenes of the Relay

  Organizing over 2,000 torchbearers, in 92 counties, over a course that spans over 3,000 miles is a monumental job, one that took many community volunteers. Each county in Indiana has at least one community coordinator to help organize its celebration. These people are volunteers tasked with deciding where the torch will visit while it is in each county. The… Read more →

In the Last 200 Years

Becoming a State The year is 1816. Representatives of the soon-to-be-state of Indiana are gathered in Corydon, Indiana, to write and vote on Indiana’s first state constitution. The issue then moved to then-President James Madison’s desk. On December 11, 1816, Indiana officially became the nineteenth state to join the Union. Before the legislation was passed, most of the population of… Read more →