Saturday, August 6, 2016

Paul Hadley/Indiana State Flag Historical Marker Dedication

The Paul Hadley/Indiana State Flag historical marker dedication ceremony was held this morning (Saturday, August 6, 2016) in downtown Mooresville, Indiana.  Here are a few photos from the event.  Click the photos below to enlarge.


The new historical marker awaiting its unveiling

Dave Nash, chairperson, Celebrate Mooresville,
welcomes the audience

Casey Pfeiffer, historical marker program manager, Indiana Historical Bureau,
spoke about the public process used to establish historical markers
(and this marker particularly)

Dave Nash spoke about honoring Paul Hadley

Lois Huntington, State Regent, Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution,
spoke about the Indiana State Flag's legacy

 Bud Swisher, Healthier Morgan County, spoke about
personal memories of Paul Hadley and
designing the Indiana State Flag

Janice Bolinger, Honorary State Regent,
Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution,
spoke about the meaning of the Indiana State Flag's symbols
and the historical mysteries surrounding the flag

The unveiling!

The new historical marker!

The front side of the new historical marker


The rear side of the new historical marker

At the beginning of the ceremony, Mooresville Boy Scout Troop 231 honor color guard presented the colors--first, the American flag, then the Hoosier flag.

Also on display at the dedication ceremony was the official Mooresville town banner, designed in 1974 by MPL director Bonita Marley.  The town flag is on permanent display in the MPL Indiana Room.

A nice crowd was on hand for the dedication. The marker is located in Hadley Memorial Park in downtown Mooresville (on the northeast corner of the intersection of Main and Indiana Streets). The marker site was also the location of Samuel Moore's general mercantile store, which was the first wood-frame business built in Mooresville (Moore founded the town in 1824).

MPL treasurer Steve Saucerman speaks with
Mooresville Academy museum director/historian Julie Kyle-Lee

 MPL president Lynn Adams (right)

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