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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Indiana State Parks Centennial Launch: Countdown to 100 Indiana State Parks Centennial Launch: Countdown to 100

Indiana’s first two state parks, McCormick’s Creek State Park and Turkey Run State Park, were officially dedicated on December 16, 1916. On this date in 2015, Indiana State Parks will launch the Countdown to 100 – a yearlong celebration of our state park system.

The event begins at McCormick’s Creek with a public breakfast, a ceremony with comments from dignitaries, and a walk to McCormick’s Creek Falls and the Civilian Conservation Corps Recreation Hall. At noon, we will host a press and public event in the Statehouse Rotunda featuring announcements of our centennial events and projects, comments from dignitaries and interactive tables representing our living natural resources, history and property facilities and locations. In the afternoon, we will host a public ceremony at Turkey Run State Park with comments from dignitaries, a walk to the Juliet Strauss sculpture and the Lieber Memorial, and a sunset toast at Sunset Point. The day ends with a meal served in the dining room at Turkey Run Inn. 

  • Organization: Indiana State Parks/ DNR
  • County: Owen, Marion & Parke
  • Contact: Ginger A. Murphy, 317-232-4143,
  • Type: Government/Municipal
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-164
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