Here’s How A Squirrel Invasion In Indiana’s Hamilton County Inspired A Celebration

Two hundred years ago, Indiana’s Hamilton County experienced an influx of squirrels that caused severe crop damage and left a wake of destruction. In September 2022, officials within this Northern Indiana county are recognizing this occurrence with a sense of humor—and a month of commemorative events.

Now referred to as “The Great Squirrel Stampede,” this bicentennial is recognizing these bushy-tailed creatures in a light-hearted way. Various public events and promotions will happen within the Hamilton County cities of Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville and Carmel.

“Since it is the 200th anniversary, and the county’s bicentennial is next year, it seemed like a perfect time to bring this wacky

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