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Birthplace of Democratic Party Rooster

Location: E. Main Street/US 40, Riley Park, Greenfield. (Hancock County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 30.1966.1

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The use of the rooster as a Democratic party symbol originated in Greenfield in the 1840 campaign. The rooster was later adopted by the state and national Democratic parties.

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