Thursday, January 29, 2009

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association

Located in Friendship, Indiana, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association exists to promote, support, nurture, and preserve NMLRA's and our nation's rich historical heritage in the sport of muzzle loading through recreational, educational, historical, and cultural venues such as match competition, hunting, gun making and safety, historical re-enactments, exhibits, museums, libraries, and other related programs.
The NMLRA hosts several events each year that are open to the public.

National Muzzle Loading Rifle AssociationP.O. Box 67
State Road 62 Maxine Moss Drive
Friendship, IN 47021

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ertel Cellars Winery

Ertel Cellars Winery - Batesville, Indiana
Ertel Cellars Winery - Batesville, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
 South East Edition

Ertel Cellars Winery Inc
3794 E County Road 1100 N
Batesville, IN 47006
(812) 933-1500


Ertel Cellars Winery is located in southeast Indiana, is located on 200 acres near Batesville Indiana. Ertel Cellars Winery is a family owned winery south of Batesville, Indiana just off of State Road 129.

The upscale restaurant at located in Ertel Cellars Winery offers a spectacular ambiance and delicious food! You may enjoy your dining experience in the large indoor dining area, or outdoors amongst the great scenery of the vineyards.

In addition to the restaurant, Ertel Cellars Winery has a lounge, tasting bar and fantastic views of the vineyards.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Napoleon, Indiana

Central House - Napoleon, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
County - Ripley
Elevation - 965 feet
Population - Total 238
ZIP code - 47034
Area code - 812
Napoleon Platted
On February 9, 1820 the town of Napoleon, Indiana was laid out by William Wilson from a 160 acre government land grant. Seven days later he started selling lots. Tne first 32 lots were purchased by George Craig of Vevay, Indiana. Craig went on to build the first Ripley County Court House in Versailles. He later represented Ripley and Switzerland Counties in the Indiana Senate from 1822 - 1824.
Post Office
The Post Office was established on January 19, 1821, Willian Wilson serving as the first Postmaster. The Post Office is still in operation.
Thriving Community
Napoleon was the second town established in in Ripley County, Versailles being the first. Napoleon became the center of travel for this area during the 1820 - 1850 period. The Michigan Road connected it with Madison on the Ohio River. Brownstown Road, which earlier had been known as Berry's Trace, emanated towards the west. There were also roads to Versailles and Vevay. In 1821, the town had a weekly horseback mail route to Vevay. There was also stage coach service on the route between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Napoleon was home to several inns and other vital businesses. Napoleon, Indiana has become a quiet little town at the intersection of State Road 229 and US 421.
Bonaparte's Retreat - Napoleon, IN

Napoleon Businesses
Napoleon, Indiana businesses include a grocery store, a bank, restaurant, bar, gas station. There are three churches, a community center and volunteer fire department.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lamplighter Riverfront Park - Madison Indiana

Lamplighter Riverfront Park

Lamplighter Riverfront Park - Madison, Indiana
Lamplighter Riverfront Park

Lamplighter Riverfront Park
Madison, Indiana
Vaughn Drive

Back To Madison

Walk or picnic along the river as you enjoy this wonderful Lamplighter Riverfront Park. Riverboats frequently stop here, and there is dining either on or overlooking the river.Lamplighter Riverfront Park is close to the Madison Mainstreet Business District. Public launch site is available.

Lamplighter Riverfront Park consists of about two acres on the east side of Madison. The trail that passes to the west runs all along the Ohio River riverfront.

Outdoor lamps located in Lamplighter Riverfront Park provide plenty of nighttime illumination and the park has plenty of picnic tables and benches to watch the mighty Ohio River as it passes by.