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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Pulaski County

Q&A with County Coordinator Krysten Hinkle

What do you consider the key accomplishment(s) of your county's Bicentennial celebration?

  • Bringing the community together to celebrate the wide diversity of Pulaski County's exemplary citizens, young and old.

What Legacy Project do you most like to tell people about, and why?

  • The Northern Indiana Power From the Past's "Celebrating 200 Years of Agriculture." It was the most comprehensive exhibition of Pulaski County's farming heritage ever displayed, from photos and witness accounts, to actual machinery owned and used right here.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your county's Bicentennial celebration.

  • The gathering of 100+ Pulaski County residents in downtown Winamac awaiting the Bicentennial Torch to make its way onto the courthouse lawn for a singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana." It was a very moving experience. Following that, a weekend-long festival, TorchFest, brought people together in a weekend of celebration.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your county's celebration?

  • All artifacts will eventually end up with either the Pulaski County Historical Society or the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Over the next year, some will be on display at the Pulaski County Library - Winamac branch.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 25

Estimated total attendance.

  • 1,500

Estimated dollar amount raised.

  • $10,000

Estimated dollar amount spent.

  • $10,000

Pulaski County Legacy Project

Pulaski County Facts

Pulaski County was formed in 1839.

About the courthouse: A. William and Edwin Rush were the architects and the building was completed in 1895.

Attention canoers – visit Tippencanoe River State Park. Get ready for a relaxing journey as you float down the beautiful Tippecanoe River. You must bring your own canoe or make arrangements with the local canoe livery. When you return, you can enjoy the beautiful campground facilities with your group, family or friends.

Winamac, a Potawatomi chief, was generally friendly to the Americans and interposed on their behalf at the Fort Dearborn massacre, although he was said to have been among the hostiles at Tippecanoe in 1811. He visited Washington several times and died in the summer of 1821. His village, commonly known by his name, was near the present Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

County Seat: Winamac
Year Organized: 1835
Square Miles: 433.65

Pulaski County Bicentennial Committee

  • Krysten Hinkle
  • Nathan Origer
  • Amy Cantu-Hoover
  • MacKenzie Ledley
  • Raye Anne Absher
  • Melanie Berger
  • Kathleen Thompson
  • Angie Anspach
  • Larry Brady
  • Dave & Connie Scott
  • John Haley