One of the signature events of both the City of Worthington and the State of Ohio’s Bicentennial Celebrations in 2003 was the Wagon Train. The Bicentennial Wagon Train honored the state’s early settlers and recognized those whose courageous spirit led to the statehood of Ohio and the founding of the City of Worthington in 1803. The wagon train traveled across the State of Ohio from Martins Ferry in the east to New Paris in the west over 24 days, averaging approximately 12 miles per day. Participation in the wagon train was open to the public. Many Worthington community members traveled along either the entire route or portions of it. The wagon train arrived at the midpoint of its route in Worthington on July 5th, where it led the Homecoming Parade south on High Street from Worthington Galena Road to the Village Green, then west on Dublin Granville Road to Thomas Worthington High School. This photograph was taken as the wagon train proceeded down Worthington Galena Road toward High Street.
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