Today Indiana unveiled the statewide route of this fall's Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. Starting in Corydon on September 9. The torch will make it's way through each of Indiana’s 92 counties and ends up at the statehouse in Indianapolis on October 15. The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will be a 3,200 mile journey with almost 2,000 torchbearers. The torch will be primarily transported by people, but will also relay on symbolic modes of transportation, including watercraft, farm equipment, a racecar, horse and wagon, antique automobile and others.
A map of the statewide torch relay route can be found here. Route maps for all 92 counties are also available on that page. The schedule for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay can be found here.
According to the www.visitindianatourism.com website the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay route touches: 260 cities and towns. 17 state and national parks, including Indiana Dunes, Turkey Run, Falls of the Ohio and Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home. Nine lakes and rivers including the Ohio and Wabash Rivers. 27 national, state and local sites of historic significance including the Levi Coffin House, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and Lanier Mansion. 22 colleges and universities. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Bridgeton Mill, Connor Prairie, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, French Lick Resort, Holiday World, Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lew Wallace Study and Museum, NSA Crane, and many additional landmarks and destinations.
“As we reflect on Indiana’s first 200 years, the torch relay is a terrific opportunity to showcase the beauty and allure of Indiana. From the Lake Michigan shoreline to the rolling hills along the Ohio River, Indiana is full of special people and places. The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay allows us to show off both our state and civic pride as we honor our past while symbolically ‘passing the torch’ to future generations of Hoosiers,” said Indiana Office of Tourism Development executive director Mark Newman
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