Architecture

rockville

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It was raining in Illinois and Rockville, Indiana was calling. So, Keith and I loaded up in the Chevy pickup and headed out across Route 36. We heard that there was a tractor show in town. It was a last hurrah before we could get in the fields. It was a pretty drive with cool […]

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Dunkirk Indiana

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Keith and I visited Jay County recently. We came to town for the Tri-State Gas and Engine Show. While there, Gyneth Ausburger, Director of the Jay County Indiana CVB shared some of the glories of the little town of Dunkirk, “Glass Capital of the Indiana”. It was the discovery of natural gas in the 1880’s,  […]

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Finding Faith along the Trail!

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On a hosted visit to Perry County, Keith and I were finding faith in many places along the trail. Trish Erzfeld, Perry County Tourism Director took us to many places. We learned that history of both the Lutheran and Catholic denominations run deep in these gently rolling hills. No matter what your religious background, you […]

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The Communal Kitchen Museum!

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It is hard to imagine living in a group environment. That though is just what they did in the Amana Colonies. The Amana Colonies are seven villages. Located on 26,000 acres the colonies are in east-central Iowa. In these communal villages, the colonists all dined together. They ate food cooked in a communal kitchen. I […]

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Downtown Decatur take a look!

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There is fun to be had in downtown Decatur! The last few blogs I have written have profiled stops I visited in Decatur, Illinois. My friend Annie Jansen and I get together once a month or so and we play tourists in central, Illinois. During July we choose Decatur and toured the James Millikin Homestead, […]

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