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    Turkey Run State Park

    by Toughluck Updated Sep 21, 2007
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    After crossing the suspension bridge, you enter a world that has disappeared with the last glacier, 10,000 years ago. Walk the narrow canyons and see the plants that belongs nearer the arctic than in this temperate region.

    Turkey Run State Park is a world unlike any other in Indiana or the Midwest.

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    Crawfordsville and Ben Hur

    by Toughluck Updated May 7, 2007

    If you remember the movie with Charlton Heston as an epic story, you might be interested in the man who wrote it and his rather unique personal story. It's all located up the road in Crawfordsville. Here Gen. Lew Wallace began his writing of 'Ben Hur'.

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    Greencastle

    by Toughluck Written May 7, 2007
    World War II Memorial

    The historic downtown is interesting and the counties memorial to their World War II veterans, is one of a kind. It's one of two V1 'Buzz' bombs captured during the war.

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    Covered Bridges of Putnam County

    by Toughluck Written May 6, 2007
    Dunbar Covered Bridge

    Just to the east of Parke County is Putnam County and Greencastle. See my page for details about the 9 covered bridges over there.

    During the fall Covered Bridge Festival, hotels through out this area are booked, but you're not far from a covered bridge, even here. Greencastle has the Dunbar Covered Bridge just to the northwest of town, within 2 miles.

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    Covered Bridges of Fountain County

    by Toughluck Written Apr 26, 2007

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    Wallace Covered Bridge

    The concentration of covered bridges spills over into the neighboring counties. Fountain County to the north has a few that may be of interest. Both are closed to traffic, but accessible from public parks.

    Cades Mill covered bridge is an 1854 Howe Truss

    Wallace covered bridge is an 1871 Howe Truss.

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    Where to Find the Amish

    by JanaBanana Written Feb 20, 2004

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    As you travel around Parke County, you'll see horses and buggies occasionally traveling thre roads. More curious about their way of life? Well, you can either try and stalk the buggy, OR you can listen to my tips!

    On Saturdays, go east on Hwy 36 out of Rockville. Drive a while, and on your right you'll see a little stand set up. You'll find Amish people selling food, deserts, drinks, crafts, quilts, and various other Amish things.

    OR

    During the week or weekends, go North on 41 to a place called Coblers Knob (or maybe it's Goblers Knob... anyway...) they sell Amish food and other stuff, plus they sell other country things. AND they have the best ice cream, including my personal favorite flavor, Blue Hawaiian!

    If you're interested in woodworking, you can drive North on Hwy 41 and follow the signs to Bloomingdale. Then ask around for John Lapp, who I've heard does excellent woodworking.

    I've heard that if you go to G&M Variety on the square you can order root beer homemade by the Amish, but watch out... it's not called root BEER for nothing! (They do ferment it, but barely.)

    Also explore the back roads all around the county, since the Amish are spread out all over the county.

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    Shades State Park

    by Toughluck Written Apr 25, 2007

    See my Shades State Park tip. The deep woods and rock ledges are a great joy to walk among.

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