: The Bicentennial barn-painting program was an inexpensive, grassroots marketing campaign that painted the official logo of the Ohio Bicentennial on a highly visible historic barn in each of Ohio's 88 counties. Over 2,000 farmers and landowners submitted their barn descriptions to the committee for consideration. Beginning in 1998, artist Scott Hagan spent five years painting the logos, tailored to every barn's unique character. Typically, the barn owners hosted a celebration at the completion of their barn painting. This photograph is an exterior view of Barn #1, the first barn to be painted, located on State Route 149 just south of I-70 in Belmont County. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08623 Subjects
: Centennial celebrations; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Barns; Ohio Bicentennial, 2003 Places
: Belmont County (Ohio)