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Need museum/tourist info
« on: October 13, 2002, 10:11:34 AM »
My Dad's job is moving to Wabash, Indiana from Oshkosh WI.  My Dad has found a few of the tourist attractions, but it would be nice to have more info.  I know that Indianapolis has the veterans memorial park, the BIG speedway and museum, and of course the WM facility.  When I go to visit, I would be interested in going to museums/shops dealing with the history of wood-working and lumber production in Indiana, as well as any caves/neat nature stuff.


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Re: Need museum/tourist info
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2002, 11:47:59 AM »

I have mentioned Spring Mill State park (SW of Indianapolis) on different threads.  It's one of the neatest places that I've been.  It's a restored village that was pretty much abandoned when the railroad missed their town.  They have several caves, nature walks with beautiful beech and poplar timber, various demonstrations of early pioneer village crafts including a water powered sawmill.  It's a wonderful place to spend a day or two.  The lodge (WPA construction) is reasonable and homey with a good dining area and excellent food also very reasonably priced.

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Re: Need museum/tourist info
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2002, 05:18:14 PM »
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Re: Need museum/tourist info
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2002, 01:11:28 PM »
J Beyer,

I'm not much aware of much wood related stuff
around the Wabash, In area.  Just down US 24
in Logansport Indiana is Cole Hardwood lumber.

They have a big hardwood production facility.

Take us 24 on up towards Fort Wayne
and jump on I-69 and head about 45 minutes north
to Auburn, Indiana.   They have turned the former
world headquarters of the ACD (Auburn, Cord, Dusenburg)
car company into one fine vintage car museum.
One time when I was there a few years ago one of the musuem proctors was a gentleman about 70 years old
who had worked for them as a late teenager before
they folded up.  His job was to deliver cars to customers
in the days before auto transports.  He said one time
some native americans on a reservation in Oklahoma
who had a lot of money from oil well production bought
3 or 4 Duesenberg.  Well the proctor and his buddies
loaded up the cars with several cases of beer and
headed for Oklahoma.  The cops couldn't catch em
cause they didn't have fast enough cars.

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