2012-03-28 / Community

Receive Sesquicentennial Award



Descendants of William Moore were among 43 families honored with the Hoosier Homestead Award last week. The Moore homestead, purchased in 1838 southwest of Bringhurst, is now known as the Thomson farm. Led by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman (fourth from left) and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay (third from left), the ceremony took place at the Indiana State House. Attending were family members (l-r): James C. Vianco, Peter Bishop, Jane (Thomson) Bishop, and Dick N. Bishop. Of the 43 Hoosier Homestead recipients honored one received the Bicentennial Award for keeping their farm in the family for more than 200 years, 18 received the Sesquicentennial Award for more than 150 years, and 24 received the Centennial Award for more than 100 years. Photo provided Descendants of William Moore were among 43 families honored with the Hoosier Homestead Award last week. The Moore homestead, purchased in 1838 southwest of Bringhurst, is now known as the Thomson farm. Led by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman (fourth from left) and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay (third from left), the ceremony took place at the Indiana State House. Attending were family members (l-r): James C. Vianco, Peter Bishop, Jane (Thomson) Bishop, and Dick N. Bishop. Of the 43 Hoosier Homestead recipients honored one received the Bicentennial Award for keeping their farm in the family for more than 200 years, 18 received the Sesquicentennial Award for more than 150 years, and 24 received the Centennial Award for more than 100 years. Photo provided

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