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Portion of I-65 dedicated to Indiana's first governor

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HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A portion of Interstate 65 is being dedicated to Indiana's first governor. 

I-65 through Clark County is now named the Jonathan Jennings Memorial Highway. An unveiling ceremony was held Wednesday morning at Henryville High School. 

Jennings was part of the committee that created the bill that allowed Indiana to become a state in December of 1816. 

"Now more and more people will know who Jonathan Jennings was as they drive by even if they don't they'll get the cell phone out and look it up," said Perry Hammock, Executive Director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. "And they'll realize Indiana had to struggle to become a state and we had a lot of work to do to become the state we are today so that's really the important part is to look at that history."

This is just one of the dozens of events leading up to Indiana's bicentennial celebration.

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