Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

James Dean

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On our way home from Portland, Indiana, we stopped in Fairmount Indiana’s Grant County where James Dean lived most of his life. My knowledge of the mega star was really very small. I knew of his role in the movie Rebel Without a Cause and that he died in a car crash. I knew he […]

A History Lover's Guide to Lincoln (NE) book review

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Anyone that knows me knows I always have a book in my hand. When I travel I think it is important to have a book to read. It is especially nice to have a book about places to travel. Here is a book about Lincoln, Nebraska! Gretchen M. Garrison sent me her beautiful book, A […]


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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 […]

Gene Porter-Stratton

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I had considered myself to be at least somewhat well read. That is until I stumbled on to the amazing Limberlost State Historic Site and the story of Gene Stratton-Porter.  She was a naturalist and photographer. Gene’s cabin is located in Geneva, Indiana in Jay County. Our guide Jeannie Akins told us that author J.K. […]


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How fun it was to attend a tractor show this past August. Thank you to the Tristate group for allowing me to attend the show and write about it! The first thing I saw at the Tristate Tractor and Gas Engine Show this past August 26-29, 2020, was a van. But, not just any van, […]