From the Avanti to the Pilot, Indiana has enjoyed a colorful and eclectic love affair with vehicles.
In the early 1900s, only Michigan produced more vehicles than Indiana. Many of Indiana’s car manufacturers were smaller companies, like Richmond’s Westcott Motor Car Company, or the McFarlan Motor Corporation in Connersville, or the J & M Motorcar Company of Lawrenceburg.
Certain Indiana car manufacturers’ names are immediately recognized by the general public even today: Studebaker and Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg and Willys-Overland . These are iconic names and still incredible vehicles.
The role of the automobile in Indiana’s history is too expansive a topic to fit into one post, so look for future stories highlighting many of the lesser known car manufacturers. Many of these enterprises began as carriage works or wagon makers in the small towns and quiet communities throughout the state.
On this beautiful Earth Day, look up – the sky is always a work of art!
It happens to all of us – this overlooking, neglecting, ignoring. Life is too busy, time is too short.
But in the rush to accomplish and do and become, all too often we forget what made living so exciting and happy and fresh …
The overlooked might be funny …
Might be lovely …
Might be silly …
Might be cool …
Might be meaningful only to one person.
But still, very important.
Until the arrival of steel bridges, most waterways were crossed by footbridge, boat, ferry, or wooden bridge. Of these, the wooden-built, covered bridge might be the most iconic.
According to National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Parke County, Indiana takes pride in being home to 31 covered bridges – the most found in any county in the United States – but Pennsylvania can boast a whopping 213 covered bridges throughout the state.
In Southeastern Indiana, easily visible from State Road 1, rests the Guilford Covered Bridge. The adjacent roadside park named for the bridge is accessed by this 119′ long span.
Originally built in 1879 by the Kennedy family of bridge builders, the structure had to be rebuilt in 1997 after being damaged by arsonists in 1993. Today, the Dearborn County Parks Department maintains this historic bridge and the accompanying playground and picnic area.
For more information about this and other covered bridges, please click on the highlighted text above, and to enjoy more photos of this bridge and park, please visit Creatzart.com
The definition of new is terribly subjective. Fortunately, I am married to a GearHead who shares my concept of newness. We think of it as vintage, retro, antique, character …
We recently welcomed the newest addition to our family – a non-running, non-stopping, non-completed NEW pickup!
The fun of NEW!