Local father, son participating in Capital to Capital Wagon Ride


Riding on a horse or traveling in a horse-drawn wagon gives Brad Wessel a different perspective.

On the way to a destination, he is able to take in nature and the scenery.

Then on the way back to his home in Brownstown, he likes to take a different route so he can appreciate a new view.

It’s an interesting viewpoint as opposed to driving 55 mph down the road in a car, he said.

This week, the 52-year-old and his father, Ivan Wessel, 73, are participating in an historic event to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial that involves two of their passions — horses and wagons.

The Capital to Capital Wagon Ride started Saturday morning in Corydon — the capital when Indiana became the 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816 — and will end this Saturday morning in Indianapolis — the state capital since 1825.

The 130-plus-mile ride along State Road 135 follows the same route that was taken in 1824 when horses and wagons were used to haul records from Corydon to Indianapolis.

This year’s ride will end at the Statehouse, where a Hoosier Homecoming celebration is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Read the full story in Thursday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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