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Bicentennial Torch Arrives In Lawrence County
Updated September 15, 2016 7:17 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Indiana Bicentennial Torch was greeted in Bedford to cheers.

The relay is designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as one of the major commemorative events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration.

The torch was transported into Lawrence County by people, passing the flame from torchbearer to torchbearer.

The relay employed other modes of conveyance that were symbolic of the history and heritage of Indiana, including watercraft, farm equipment, a racecar, horse and wagon, antique automobile, and others.

The event include the lighting of the cauldron by former lieutenant governor and Bedford native Becky Skillman, who was the final torchbearer of the day.

Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana's version will pass through all 92 of the state's counties, cover 3200 miles over a five week period, averaging 97 miles per day before ending at the State Fairgrounds on October 15.

Lawrence County was the final stop of the day on Wednesday. The caravan that accompanies the torch will take it to Jackson County, where it will take off from there today.

The following is the celebration in photos:

Jim Sowder running with the torch on Ind. 37.

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Cheryl Shireman gave free horse drawn wagon rides.

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The Indiana "Bicentennial Experience" Mobile Museum.


Our county's painted bison.


A big celebration at Harp Commons


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Super Oldies Radio Personalities Rick St. Nick and Jeremy Newbold with Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley and Assistant Chief Joe DeWees


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