Speedking Garfield

405 S Washington St Swayzee IN 46986

Fairmount, Indiana boasts a couple famous Indiana natives. In addition to its most well-known son, movie-star James Dean, Fairmount is also the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield.  And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continues to be felt from Fairmount, Indiana and the surrounding cities of Marion, Gas City, and Upland, Indiana, as well as throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail.

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There are many trails throughout the state - food trails, history trails, art trails, beer trails, and trails dedicated to significant figures, groups, or events. But one trail that you surely won’t see anywhere else in the county is a trail dedicated to a beloved character created by an…

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Enjoy Lunch at the Elegant Hostess House

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Dating back to the early 1900s, the Hostess House is one of the most opulent homes in Marion. The mansion was designed by Samuel Plato, one of the first African-American architectural designers and building contractors. He was commissioned by J. Wood Wilson to build a stunning mansion for…

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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

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You may not know, but just north of Indianapolis about 50 miles sits a historic, famous glass factory - Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG). In 1888, Charles Henry, a glass chemist from New York, visited Kokomo upon hearing about the gas boom. Within 24 hours of his visit he had an agreement with…

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