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Briefly ducking out of Indianapolis

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October 13, 2011

Early fall is a great time to leave the big city behind, and take a day trip to one of our area’s lovely small towns. The town of Franklin is only about a half hour’s drive from downtown just off […]

Outside the Circle: Vincennes

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September 23, 2011, No comments

The Francis Vigo Statue on the grounds of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and the Lincoln Memorial Bridge carrying U.S. 50 over the W ...

Outside the Circle: Elkhart County

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July 29, 2011, No comments

Probably best known by tourists for its Amish population (and their homemade goodies), Elkhart County was organized by the Indiana State Legislature i ...

Outside the Circle: Columbus

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June 24, 2011, 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s a treat to be a tourist in your own hometown. Last month, I got to do just that as I embarked on the two tours currently offered by t ...

  • Outside the Circle: Perry and Dubois Counties
    May 20, 2011, 1 Comment

    Sacred History Approaching the town of Ferdinand by car may be an awe-inspiring endeavor, especially if it takes you unawares. The town calls itself the “gateway to Dubois and surrounding counties;” a fair assessment when you first set ...

  • Outside the Circle: Wabash
    April 22, 2011, No comments

    Last month we visited New Harmony, a town situated along Indiana’s most famous waterway, the Wabash River. The Wabash flows 475 miles and drains two-thirds of Indiana’s 92 counties. In 1897, Paul Dresser penned “On the Banks of the Wa ...

  • Outside the Circle: New Harmony
    March 18, 2011, 1 Comment

    Situated along the Wabash River in Indiana’s southwestern-most county of Posey, New Harmony is a must-see destination for all Hoosier history lovers. Since 1965, a portion of town has been a National Historic Landmark and in 2001, even mo ...