Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the town of Camden, Indiana on its 175th anniversary celebration.



HERSHMAN




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Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the town of Camden, Indiana on its 175th anniversary celebration.

    Whereas, a celebration of the rich history of Camden, Indiana in Jackson Township, to commemorate the anniversary of it's founding in 1833 (or 1830 by some records) is underway;

    Whereas, the original 16 acre community, entrusted to School Commissioner Col. Wm. Crooks, consisted of five houses laid on the side of a dirt road, later known as Main Street;

    Whereas, this dirt road was eventually paved in bricks between 1912 and 1916. Then, around 1940, it grew into a State Road for use by the residents of Camden and the citizens of Indiana;

    Whereas, the town continued to grow over the years. Col. Wm. Crooks and his fellow entrepreneurs, Mr. McCurdy and Matthew Rogers, physician Dr. James M. Justice, tavern owner James R. Laird, physician/legislator Dr. F.G. Armstrong and postmaster John E. Snoeberger pioneered a way of life the Indiana Legislature is proud to recognize and uphold;


    Whereas, the town of Camden is an important part of the history of Indiana and the celebration of its 175th anniversary is worthy of admiration and recognition: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the town of Camden, Indiana on its 175th anniversary celebration.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Camden City Council.