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12 Things To Do in Wabash County

Visit the Wabash County Courthouse I always love to visit a county seat to get a look at the courthouse. Each is so unique and Wabash has the distinction of being the first electrically lighted city in the world. At the Wabash County Courthouse, you’ll find one of the original lights inside that was…

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Kurt Vonnegut Library is The First Indiana Literary Landmark

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library settled into a new home on Indiana Avenue in downtown Indianapolis in 2019. Today it is making history. The American Library Association has recognized the library as a Landmark, which makes it the first literary landmark in the state of Indiana. A dedication…

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Learn Military History at Fort Harrison State Park

In January, my son made his way down to Indianapolis for a historical re-enactment at Fort Harrison State Park. My husband and I went down to watch some of the action. For the past couple of years my son has been participating in World War II re-enactments and they’ve been really interesting to…

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Wallace Opry- A Small Music Hall with A Big Sound

Fountain County has a small music hall with a big sound! Highway 431 Country Café is home to the Wallace Opry. Wallace Opry has Live music, home cooking, laughter, and a family-oriented atmosphere that delights all ages. Guests from around the country and around the world somehow find their way to…

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Major Taylor: The World's First African-American Sports Star

Long before Jackie Robinson, Walter Payton, and Michael Jordan became household names, Marshall “Major” Taylor was the first African-American sports superstar. “Major” Taylor grew up in Indianapolis, overcoming racial barriers to become a world champion bicyclist at the turn of the 20 th century. In…

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