Bicentennial Wagon Train in Cincinnati, Ohio   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph of the Bicentennial Wagon Train that traveled cross country to celebrate the United States Bicentennial, stopped near Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, 1976. The image, taken by Madeline Hill of Troy, Ohio, was one of ten to win Honorable Mention in the Amateur category of the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA2734AV_B01_17
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Horse-drawn vehicles; Historical reenactments; Stadiums;
Places: Troy (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)