Capital to Capital wagon passing through county


Indiana Bicentennial

Capital to Capital wagon passing through county

As part of the state’s bicentennial celebration, the Capital to Capital wagon ride will be coming through Jackson County on Monday and Tuesday.

The route is the same one taken in 1825 as records were moved when the state capital was relocated from Corydon to Indianapolis. Corydon was the state capital when Indiana became a state in 1816.

The ride is scheduled to come into Browns- town sometime between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday with possibly up to 50 horses and wagons. They will be coming up State Road 135, going through Vallonia and turning right onto U.S. 50 toward the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Brownstown to camp for the night.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, they will leave the fairgrounds and turn right at the stoplight onto U.S. 50 to head toward the courthouse. They will turn left at Walnut Street and go past Brownstown Central Middle School before heading out Slab Road to State Road 135 toward Brown County.

The public is invited to see the wagons while they are in the county Monday and Tuesday.

People with horses and wagons also may join the ride at any time and travel for as long as they wish.

The ride begins at 10 a.m. today in Corydon and will end Oct. 15 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, where a bicentennial celebration will be conducted. The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay also ends that day and will be a part of the celebration.

A similar ride was conducted 50 years ago during the state’s sesquicentennial.

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