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Fontanet: The Tiny Indiana Town that Literally Blew Up

In the western side of Indiana, just northeast of Terre Haute, several sleepy hamlets exist with names such as Coal Bluff, Carbon, and Diamond - communities whose designations reflect a bygone era of Hoosier mining. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, coal was extensively excavated from both surface…

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You Won't Believe This Girl's Day Out in Terre Haute

From dining in a stable to tastings in a newly opened winery, my friend and I had an amazing time exploring Terre Haute. The city is just a quick hour's drive from the Indianapolis airport area on I-70 and home to a slew of activities that create a delightful girls day out. We arrived in Terre…

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Which of Indiana's 92 County Courthouses is Your Favorite?

For those of us who travel the state frequently, it’s no secret the our county courthouses and their adjacent squares exhibit some of the best architecture in the Midwest. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the county seats in all 92 counties constructed some of the most magnificent…

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Six Spots for Indiana Craft Beer Along The National Road

I feel sorry for my dad and all his friends. Granted, they never had to endure the agony that was Prohibition (you know a decade’s worth of back room gins and whiskeys loaded with those “natural substitutes” which eventually made your head twitch and your eyes shut down). But even though my…

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