Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hoosier Dusty Files - February 14, 1851 - Act Approving the Indiana State Board of Agriculture

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

February 14, 1851 - Act Approving the Indiana State Board of Agriculture
With encouragement from the tenth Indiana Governor Joseph A. Wright, the Indiana General Assembly passed an act that the state government hoped would encourage the growth of agriculture in the state. The legislation created the Indiana State Board of Agriculture. One of the first acts of the new Board of Agriculture was to follow the lead of six other states and organize a State Fair to promote farmers and their products. Because they felt they did not have enough time to hold a State Fair that same year, they slated the first State Fair for October 1852.

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
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