Indiana Bicentennial 1816-2016

Indiana Bicentennial: Total Population Through the Years

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

December 11, 1816, James Madison the 4th President of the United States admitted Indiana as the 19th state of the union.

Timeline of Fort Wayne and Allen County History at the Allen County Public Library starts with Miami and Ottawa Tribes Settle in The Three Rivers Area. Use the Explore > Research tabs to navigate the timeline.

200 @ 200 2016 Bicentennial items at The History Center

  1. 200@200: March — Peopling the Community
  2. 200@200: February — Contention for the Confluence
  3. 200@200: January — Iconic Fort Wayne

Fun facts for the Indiana Bicentennial by Steve Warden published June 15, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Fort Wayne in 1816 Nothing but potential By Connie Haas Zuber published June 6th, 2016 in Fort Wayne Magazine.

Spotlight: Michael Floyd, Windsong Pictures '1816' Local production company Windsong Pictures Inc. spent several years tracing Indiana history for its new film, "1816," which has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. by Corey McMaken published December 14, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Indiana Policy Review

The Indiana Policy Review Foundation is a non-profit education foundation focused on state and municipal issues. Indiana at 200 is a Legacy Project on the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016, see Indiana at 200 on Facebook with links to other articles, or Indiana at 200 on Twitter .

100 articles were written by Andrea Neal with links below. See introduction to Neal: Historical Column Begins — ‘Indiana at 200’ June 15, 2013

  1. Indiana at 200 (1): The Ice Age Made Indiana June 17, 2013
  2. Indiana at 200 (2): Mounds Leave Evidence of Indigenous Hoosiers July 1, 2013
  3. Indiana at 200 (3) | State’s Economy Built on Agriculture July 15, 2013
  4. Indiana at 200 (4): First White Man in Indiana? Un Francais, sans Doute July 29, 2013
  5. Indiana at 200 (5): Land of Three Rivers August 12, 2013 about Kekionga - Fort Wayne
  6. Indiana at 200 (6): History on the Banks of the Wabash August 26, 2013
  7. Indiana at 200 (7): Bison Made First Indiana Road September 8, 2013
  8. Indiana's First Congregation Is Still Thriving in Vincennes September 25, 2013
  9. Indiana at 200 (9): George Rogers Clark, Indiana’s Hero October 7, 2013
  10. Indiana at 200 (10): Hoosier Values Were Shaped by Northwest Ordinance October 21, 2013
  11. Indiana at 200 (11): ‘Little Turtle’ Led in War and Peace November 4, 2013
  12. Indiana at 200 (12): William Henry Harrison Shaped Indiana from Vincennes November 18, 2013
  13. Indiana at 200 (13): Lewis and Clark Joined Forces Here December 2, 2013
  14. Indiana at 200 (14): The Swiss Created Our First Commercial Winery December 16, 2013
  15. Indiana at 200 (15): The Battle of Tippecanoe December 30, 2013
  16. Indiana at 200 (16): Frontier Violence at Pigeon Roost January 13, 2014
  17. Indiana at 200 (17): The Harmonists near Evansville January 27, 2014
  18. Indiana at 200 (18): Years Here Shaped Abe Lincoln February 10, 2014
  19. Indiana at 200 (19): Framers Met Under an Elm February 24, 2014
  20. Indiana at 200 (20): Indiana Becomes 16th State March 10, 2014
  21. Gov. Jonathan Jennings: His Triumph and TragedyMarch 26, 2014
  22. Indiana at 200 (22): Slavery Existed in ‘Free’ Indiana April 7, 2014
  23. Indiana at 200 (23): Committee Picked Indy as Capital April 21, 2014
  24. Indiana at 200 (24): Massacre at Fall Creek Tested Frontier Justice May 5, 2014
  25. Indiana at 200 (25): Marquis de Lafayette a Big Hit in Jeffersonville May 19, 2014
  26. Indiana at 200 (26): IU Began as a ‘Seminary’ in 1820 June 2, 2014
  27. Indiana at 200 (27): Free Blacks Migrated to Indiana June 16, 2014
  28. Indiana at 200 (28): The National Road June 30, 2014
  29. Indiana at 200 (29): The Fame of Indiana Limestone July 14, 2014
  30. Indiana at 200 (30): Fleeting Canal Era Had Lasting Impact July 28, 2014
  31. Indiana at 200 (31): ‘Paddle Your Own Canoe’ August 11, 2014
  32. Indiana at 200 (32): Potawatomi Forced From Indiana August 25, 2014
  33. Indiana at 200 (33): Banker Lanier Made his Mark Here September 8, 2014
  34. Indiana at 200 (34): The Founding of Notre Dame du Lac September 22, 2014
  35. Indiana at 200 (35): Riley Loved for Homespun Poetry October 6, 2014
  36. Indiana at 200 (36): Indiana Family Helped Slaves Escape October 20, 2014
  37. Indiana at 200 (37): 1851 Constitution Kept Us Debt Free November 3, 2014
  38. Indiana at 200 (38): A ‘Radical’ Republican November 17, 2014
  39. Indiana at 200 (39): Caleb Mills Helped Build Indiana School System December 1, 2014
  40. Indiana at 200 (40): Dublin Hosted 1st Women’s Conference December 15, 2014
  41. Indiana at 200 (41): T.C. Steele, Hoosier Artist December 29, 2014
  42. Indiana at 200 (42): Indiana Got Into Boat Building Early January 12, 2015
  43. Indiana at 200 (43): French Lick and West Baden January 26, 2015
  44. Indiana at 200 (44): Morton Kept State with Lincoln February 9, 2015
  45. Indiana at 200 (45): We Responded to Lincoln’s Call February 23, 2015
  46. Indiana at 200 (46): Indiana’s Colored Regiment March 9, 2015
  47. Indiana at 200 (47): The State Fair March 23, 2015
  48. Indiana at 200 (48): Purdue and its Land Grant April 6, 2015
  49. Indiana at 200 (49): Eli Lilly Built State’s Iconic Business April 20, 2015
  50. Indiana at 200 (50): Famous, Infamous at Crown Hill May 4, 2015
  51. Indiana at 200 (51): Lew Wallace May 18, 2015
  52. Indiana at 200 (52): Railroads Transformed Indiana June 1, 2015
  53. Indiana at 200 (53): Gene Stratton-Porter June 15, 2015
  54. Indiana at 200 (54): A Better Plow, Thanks to Oliver June 28, 2015
  55. Indiana at 200 (55): Indiana’s Covered Bridges July 13, 2015
  56. Indiana at 200 (56): King Coal July 27, 2015
  57. Indiana at 200 (57): Indiana’s First Black Lawmaker August 10, 2015
  58. Indiana at 200 (58): Capitol Is a Gathering Place for Hoosiers August 24, 2015
  59. Indiana at 200 (59): A City Built on Natural Gas September 7, 2015
  60. Indiana at 200 (60): Amish Thriving in Northern Indiana September 21, 2015
  61. Indiana at 200 (61): Benjamin Harrison October 5, 2015
  62. Indiana at 200 (62): Miami Denied Recognition October 19, 2015
  63. Indiana at 200 (63): Elwood Haynes November 2, 2015
  64. Indiana at 200 (64): The Social Gospel Pastors November 16, 2015
  65. Indiana at 200 (65): Fastest Cyclist in the World November 30, 2015
  66. Indiana at 200 (66): Indiana’s ‘Dan Patch’ December 13, 2015
  67. Indiana at 200 (67): The Kankakee Basin December 28, 2015
  68. Indiana at 200 (68): Indiana’s Round Barns January 11, 2016
  69. Indiana at 200 (69): The First Mental Hospital January 25, 2016
  70. Indiana at 200 (70): Indiana’s Carnegie Libraries February 8, 2016
  71. Indiana at 200 (71): The City that Steel Built February 22, 2016
  72. Indiana at 200 (72): Sadly, Indiana Pioneered Eugenics March 7, 2016
  73. Indiana at 200 (73): A History of Bestselling Authors March 21, 2016
  74. Indiana at 200 (74): Indy 500 Is Indiana April 4, 2016
  75. Indiana at 200 (75): Vice President Marshall April 18, 2016
  76. Indiana at 200 (76): Parks are Legacy of 1916 Centennial May 2, 2016
  77. Indiana at 200 (77): Hoosier First to Die in WWI May 16, 2016
  78. Indiana at 200 (78): Eugene Debs May 30, 2016
  79. Indiana at 200 (79): Klan Had Short-Lived Power Here June 13, 2016
  80. Indiana at 200 (80): Car Companies Thrived Here June 27, 2016
  81. Indiana at 200 (81): The First Hoosier Congresswoman July 10, 2016
  82. Indiana at 200 (82): Gov. McNutt and the New Deal July 25, 2016
  83. Indiana at 200 (83): The Evansville Flood of 1937 August 8, 2016
  84. Indiana at 200 (84): Ernie Pyle August 22, 2016
  85. Indiana at 200 (85): Lt. Col. Horace Hickam August 29, 2016
  86. Indiana at 200 (86): USS Indianapolis September 5, 2016
  87. Indiana at 200 (87): Jazz Along Indiana Avenue September 12, 2016
  88. Indiana at 200 (88): Wendell L. Willkie September 19, 2016
  89. Indiana at 200: (89) Hoosier Played Key Role in Civil Rights September 26, 2016
  90. Indiana at 200 (90): Fort Wayne, a City of Entrepreneurs October 2, 2016
  91. Indiana at 200 (91): Indiana’s Drive-In Restaurant Era October 10, 2016
  92. Indiana at 200 (92): Hoagy and Cole Topped the Charts October 17, 2016
  93. Indiana at 200 (93): A City of Engines and Architecture October 24, 2016
  94. Indiana at 200 (94): Basketball, a Common Identity March 31, 2016
  95. Indiana at 200 (95): Our Purdue Astronauts November 7, 2016
  96. Indiana at 200 (96): Blue Grass and Bean Blossom November 14, 2016
  97. Indiana at 200 (97): Indy Calm as Nation Burned November 21, 2016
  98. Indiana at 200: Unigov saved Indianapolis' economy and tax base November 30, 2016 The News-Sentinel newspaper and the Kokomo Tribune
  99. Indiana at 200 (99): 9/11 Etched in Hoosier Memories December 5, 2016
  100. Indiana at 200 (100): Meltzer Woods December 12, 2016
  101. Neal: A Move to Ensure the Bicentennial Legacy January 9, 2017

Videos

WANE.com television Bicentennial Minute videos - An old ledger turned scrapbook of Peter Kiser a first generation German- American, illiterate butcher, city councilman and state legislator from The History CenterHow a scrapbook helped an illiterate politician WANE Staff Reports Published: March 5, 2016.

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