Friday, September 10, 2010

Speed Golf Club

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 South East Edition
Speed Golf Club

The 9-hole "Speed" course at the Speed Employees Country Club facility in Speed, Indiana features 2,618 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 36.0 and it has a slope rating of 124. Speed golf course opened in 1926.
Speed Golf Club
517 Vermont Street
Sellersburg, IN 47172
(812) 246-9570
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Monday, July 12, 2010

Heap Memorial Swimming Pool

Heap Memorial Swimming Pool
570 East 9th Street
Brookville, IN 47012
(765) 647-3202

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Salt Creek Ranch

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Salt Creek Ranch
21040 U.S. 52
Laurel, IN 47024-9708
765-698-2044




Salt Creek Ranch offers 700 acres of wooded trails in beautiful Metamora, Indiana. Enjoy the scenic beauty as you ride the trails though the hills and water.

Back to Laurel

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brookville Lake

Brookville Lake encompasses 5,260 acres and has plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities for the water enthusiast. There are several marinas for the boat access, two swimming beaches, plenty of playgrounds and picnic area and several miles of hiking trails. Hunting and fishing opportunities are available in designated areas.

Brookville Lake Dam Information
Dam: Type Earth fill
Maximum Height: 181 feet
Length: 2,800 feet
Drainage area above dam: 379 square miles
Pool Elevation Area Length
(Feet mean sea level) (Acres) (Miles)
Winter 740 4,510 15
Summer 748 5,260 16.4
Total Storage 775 7,790 20.8

Brookville Lake
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100
Brookville, IN 47012
(765) 647-2657
(765) 647-2658 
Mapping Address for Quakertown:
3056 Quakertown Ramp Rd.
Liberty, IN 47353
Mapping Address for Mounds SRA:
14108 SR 101
Brookville, IN 47012

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brookville Lake Beach

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Brookville Lake Beach
P.O. Box 100
Quakertown State Recreation Area
And
Mounds State Recreation Area
Brookville IN 47012





Brookville Lake Beach is a great place to visit on a hot Indiana day. The scenic area is a perfect place to relax, swim and picnic. There are two beaches at Brookville Lake. One is at the Quakertown Recreation Area on the northwest end of Brookville Lake, and the other is at Mounds State Recreation Area on the east central portion of the lake.

Back to Brookville, Indiana

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Greensburg's Courthouse Tower Tree

Greensburg's Courthouse Tower Tree


Greensburg's Courthouse Tower Tree
Greensburg's Courthouse Tower Tree

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The tree first appeared in 1870. Shortly after its appearance, four more trees appeared. The city fathers feared that the trees would damage the roof and hired a steepljack in 1888 to remove all but two. One of these died, but the other grew to a height of about fifteen feet. This one died, but another grew in its place. Thus, there has been a continuous line of trees growing on the roof of the courthouse since 1870. Early on, the tree was identified as aspen, however an examination by Purdue foresters has determined the present one is a mulberry.
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Ford's Crossing Golf Course

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Ford's Crossing Golf Course



Ford's Crossing Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation length golf course. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.
9 Holes
Par 35
6,000 yards (Men)
5,010 yards (Women)
Ford's Crossing Golf Course
502 Madison Ave
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-4653

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Friday, May 7, 2010

St. Anne';s Golf Course

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St. Anne's Golf Course
18 Holes
Par 71
6,575 yards

St. Anne's Golf Course is an 18-hole regulation length golf course in North Vernon, Indiana. This short layout has 3 sets of teeboxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 128. Designed by Brent Hanger/Greg Bishop, the St. Anne's golf course opened in 1998. Brent Hanger manages the course as the Lessee.

St. Anne's Golf Course
360 East County Rd 350 N
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-0066

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Twin Cities Raceway Park

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Twin Cities Raceway Park
Twin Cities Raceway Park is a 3/8 high banked clay oval track featuring Sprint car racing, mini stock car, stock car and more.
Twin Cities Raceway Park
445 North County Rd. 25 E
Vernon, Indiana 47282

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Selmier State Forest

Selmier State Forest
Selmier State Forest - Muscatatuck River
Selmier State Forest - Muscatatuck River

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Mrs. Frank Selmier donated this 355 acre parcel to Indiana on behalf of her husband. Frank Selmier had a strong interest in the outdoors. He planted several acres on this property of pine, black locust, black walnut, sycamore and tuliptree from 1921 to 1934. Most of the property was placed in Indiana's Classified Forest Program between 1927 and 1931. The forest has several short nature trails on the property. There are no public facilities of any kind on the property. Hikers should wear hunter orange clothing during hunting seasons, as the DNR allows hunting in the forest. The Muscatatuck River forms the eastern boundary of the Forest.
Indiana Hunting Seasons


Selmier State Forest
905 E. County Road 350 N.
North Vernon, IN 47265
(812) 346-2286

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Park Theatre Civic Centre

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Park Theatre Civic Centre
The newly renovated and reopened Park Theater Civic Centre in downtown North Vernon, Indiana has become an historic venue for the arts, encompassing nearly every genre of music and theater.

Park Theatre Civic Centre
25 N. Madison Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-0330



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Thursday, April 29, 2010

North American House Museum

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North American House Museum
Jennings County Historical Society
The North American House, society headquarters and historical museum, offers a high quality history center in the old time arts with programs designed to teach and display the evolution of Jennings County.  Thousands of unique artifacts are on display.  The 1838 landmark is owned and maintained by the historical society.
The museum currently opens three days a week and during special events.
For more information about the museum, contact:
Jennings County Historical Society
134 East Brown Street
P.O. Box 335
Vernon, IN 47282
(812) 346-8989

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Muscatatuck Park - North Vernon, Indiana

Muscatatuck Park - North Vernon, Indiana
Muscatatuck Park - North Vernon, Indiana


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Muscatatuck Park 
Visitors will find Muscatatuck Park south of North Vernon on Indiana State Road 7 a wonderful place to visit. The picnic area at the Vinegar Mill Shelter offers a superb view of the Muscatatuck River below. In mid April to late May Trail 1 is a great place to find wild flowers along the river. It is also a superb hike during the cooler fall temperatures when the fall foliage in on the bluffs above the river is stunning.
The park offers seven miles of hiking trails on four trails. Many of the trails double as biking trails.
During warm days, many people enjoy frolicking and swimming in the Muscatatuck River. The park also has some shelters available for rent or on a first come, first serve basis. There are also playgrounds and basketball courts in the park. The public pool is only two miles away.
Spring Wildflowers at Muscatatuck
Spring Wildflowers at Muscatatuck

Muscatatuck Park History
Muscatatuck Park has an interesting history. Indiana purchased the property and established the fourth State Park there in 1921 as Vinegar Mills State Park. They named it for the stone cutting mill that existed there during pioneer times on the banks of the Muscatatuck River. The State changed the name in 1922 to Muscatatuck State Park. They drew the name from the winding river that wends its way through the Indiana countryside. During the 1930's, the Civilian Conservation Corps built many of the structures in the park. These include the road leading into the park, bridges, fire tower and the stone steps at the river overlook area at the Vinegar Mill.
Vinegar Mill - Muscatatuck County Park
Vinegar Mill - Muscatatuck County Park

Decommissioned State Park
Too small to serve as a State Park, the State decommissioned it and used the grounds to use it for quail and pheasant raising operations. This continued for a number of years until 1962. The State then used it for its new Youth Camp program. In 1967, the State offered to give the property to Jennings County to use as a park. After much discussion, the County took it. After the park deteriorated for several years, they began upgrades in the 1990's. The County moved the Walnut Grove One-room School there in 1991. They moved the Jennings County Visitors Center to the William Read Home in 1998.
Trail 1 - Muscatatuck County Park
Trail 1 - Muscatatuck County Park


William Read Home
William Read, the owner of the Vinegar Mill, built this home in 1850. Locally cut timbers make up the wooden frame. The stone foundation comes from stone cut from his stone cutting mill along the river. The brick were also made and kiln dried on the property. The State of Indiana used this home as a bed and breakfast inn during the time the park operated as a state Park. The Jennings County Visitors Center used the home for several years. The Jennings County Parks and Recreation Department uses it for offices now. The Visitors Bureau still keeps maps and other information there.
Walnut Grove School
Walnut Grove School

The Walnut Grove School
This school served students as a one-room schoolhouse in Sand Creek Township from the time of its construction in 1912. The Jennings County Preservation Association took up the monumental task of moving and renovating the school in 1990. They cut it into three pieces and moved it to the site it now occupies in Muscatatuck Park. It reopened in 1995 as a children's educational facility. They use it for an annual outing in which they dress in period clothing. They also get a lesson in pioneer life as it was in Indiana during its early days. The Preservation Association will open it for group or individual tours. The school has a library with old books, and other school items from its time as a schoolhouse.

Camping 
The Campground has eight pull through sewer sites and twenty-six sites with water and electric. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. There is a campground shower facility and there is a dumpsite at the campground entrance. Most of the campground is shaded.

Muscatatuck Park
325 North State Highway 3
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-2953


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

James Covered Bridge


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James Covered Bridge

The James Covered Bridge was built in 1887 by Daniel Baron. It is located on County Road 650 S , just off Highway 3. The single span Howe Truss bridge is 140 feet long, fourteen feet wide and fifteen feet wide. It crosses Graham Creek. The bridge received the name from Thomas S. James, who owned the property it was built on.

The bridge is listed as #14-40-02 in the 1989 World Guide of bridges.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eco Lake Park



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Eco Lake Park
Eco Lake Park was given to Jennings County to use as a local park by the Employee Recreation Committee for Cosco. It had been a little used facility for their employees. Eco Lake Park is open for limited public use, which include walking, fishing picnicking and boating. Eco Lake is a nine-acre lake with a public boat ramp. Athletic facilities include a playground, a basketball court, sand volleyball, and baseball/softball field. Visitors will find one picnic shelter, available on a first come, first serve basis. The 127-acre park has one three-mile nature trail.
State Road 7
North Vernon IN 47265


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Monday, April 19, 2010

Hayden Historical Museum

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Hayden Historical Museum
6715 W County Road 20 South
North Vernon IN 47265

Mailing Address
PO Box 58
Hayden, Indiana 47245
Phone- 812-346-8212



The main exhibits of this museum include a 1965 living room, a 1950's schoolroom, and a memoribilia collection of Hayden native Edgar D. Whitcomb, who served as Indiana governor.

Other exhibits include:

The history of the school system for Spencer Twp.
The outhouses of Jennings County.
The town of Hayden: Now and Then.
The history of the postal service for the community.
The history of the Beaty Mill.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Calli Nature Preserve - North Vernon IN

Muscatatuck River at Callis Nature Preserve
Muscatatuck River at Callis Nature Preserve
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Calli Nature Preserve 
Visiting Calli 
To visit the Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve you will need to find County Road 40E. This road is about a mile east of downtown North Vernon, Indiana on US 50. The gravel road begins just east of the bridge across the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River. After turning south on the gravel road, you will travel about a quarter mile to the parking lot, which is on the left. The road comes to a dead end at this point.
Violet and Louis Calli
Violet and Louis Calli
Dr. Louis and Violet Calli
Dr. Louis Calli and his wife Violet owned the land for the Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve. Dr. Calli was a physician who practiced for over fifty years in North Vernon. His wife Violet established the first Youth Center in North Vernon. She was awarded the Governor's Award for Community Service. The Jennings County Community Foundation owns the Nature Preserve. The Foundation manages the place in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trailhead

The Nature Trailhead
The Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve consists of 180 acres. The trailhead for the self-guiding trail is adjacent to the parking lot on the same side of the road. The trail is just a bit over two miles long. There is a brochure available in a box at the trailhead that describes 18 stations along the course of the trail. There is also a notepad for you to register, just for fun.
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trail
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trail
The Trail
The trail begins with a pleasant stroll in the forest. It then follows the course of a spring fed stream. The best part of this hike is the extensive section that follows the course of the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River. Some of the hike is along high bluffs overlooking the river. However, there are spots that allow access to sand bars extending out into the river. In early to mid April this portion of the trail is emblazoned with thousands of Virginia bluebells in full bloom. These flowers line the riverbank, the trail sometimes passing through vast beds of them. There are also some old hemlock stands along the river on these limestone bluffs.
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trail - Bluebells
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trail - Bluebells
Great Hike
The trail finishes up by passing through some open fields before finally exiting at the parking lot on the opposite side of the road. The Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Nature Trail is a fun and pretty place to visit for a hike.
Violet and Louis Calli Nature Preserve Trail - Woodland Poppy
 For more information, contact:
 Jennings County Visitors & Recreation Commission
 Box 215
 Vernon, IN 47282
 812-592-8087

Crosley State Fish And Wildlife Area

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Approximately 4000 acres of natural beauty, this recreation area is known for its fishing. Originally, the facility was the private estate of former Cincinnati Reds owner and appliance manufacturer Powel Crosley. Still in use is a single lane steel bridge that Crosley built for his small Crosley cars.
Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area gets its name from Powell Crosley, the man who originally owned the property. Powell Crosley, maker of the Crosley automobile, purchased the land in 1931 and maintained it as a private hunting and fishing area. The DFW purchased the land in 1958.

Crosley State Fish And Wildlife Area
2010 South St. Hwy. 3
North Vernon, IN 47265
812-346-5596

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Marshfield Train Robbery

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Marshfield Train Robbery
On US 31 about three miles north of Scottsburg, Indiana

Marshfield is an abandoned town which functioned as a water stop for locomotives of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad when the trains ran on steam power. The infamous Reno gang, which operated in Indiana in the late 1860's staged a number of train robberies, of which the Marshfield Train Robbery was the third on May 22, 1868.




The gang detached the engine and express car, stole US Government Notes and Bonds from the car and abandoned the locomotive near Seymour, Indiana. The robber was investigated by the Pinkerton Detective Agency and several suspects were arrested. Before a trial could be conducted the suspects were lynched.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Double Arch Bridge B & O Railroad

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This bridge was built in 1854 and is located in Lexington, Indiana.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Scottsburg Antique Mall

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Scottsburg Antique Mall
4 South Main Street
Scottsburg, IN 47170-1839
(812) 752-4645




Scottsburg Antique Mall is located on the corner of the beautiful Scottsburg Square, in the historic Odd Fellows Bldg, in Scottsburg, Indiana. This building is a wonderful landmark with most of the original interior including the tin ceiling and the addition of air-conditioning & central heat. A truly fascinating building full of unique items. 10,000 square feet, or almost two acres of shopping away you in this fascinating place.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Westwood Golf Course

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Westwood Golf Course
145 Westavia Blvd
Scottsburg, IN 47170-5953
United States
P: (812) 752-3233




Westwood Golf Course is a 9-hole public golf course located just a mile West of Interstate 65 on Highway 56 in Scottsburg, Indiana. Westwood is a par 35 course measuring just under 3,000 yards from the longest tees. Water comes into play on 5 of the 9 holes on the course. Hole #6 is regarded as one of the toughest par 3 holes in Southern Indiana, and is the signature hole of the course. Westwood Golf Course was designed by Gilbert England and opened to the public in 1966. It has a course rating of 35.5 and a slope rating of 113.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Lake Iola

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Lake Iola was is a man made lake constructed to provide water for power equipment. It was part of the Indianapolis and Louisville Traction Company which built railroad track between Sellersburg and Seymour Indiana. This was part of a longer line which extended from Indianapolis and Louiseville, Kentucky. The track was completed in 1907. It was abandonded in 1939. Lake Iola remains as a park owned by the town of Scottsburg. The foundation of a power plant and some track remain from the railroad operation, as well as a railroad car.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jennings County Visitor Center


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Jennings County Visitor Center
The Jennings County Visitor Center is located at the parks main entrance off of State Highway # 3 and 7 about one mile south of North Vernon. The historic William Read Home which was constructed in 1850, serves as the Visitor Center.
Jennings County Visitor Center
325 North State Highway 3 & 7
PO Box 415
Vernon, IN 47282
812-346-8928

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort

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Jellystone Park
4577 W. St Rd 56
Scottsburg IN 47170
(812) 752-4062




91 Spaces
Open Year-Round
Children's Activities
Outdoor Pool
Game Room
Playground
Miniature Golf
Tents / RV / Travel Trailer / Cabins / Toilets & Showers / Electric & Sewer

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort offers sites up to 80 feet long sites with room for slide outs. 20, 30, and 50 amp electric servicez is available. There is a primitive camping area for those who want just to be with nature along with all the amenities! Our cabins are air conditioned and sit right on our own Raintree Lake, stocked with bass, blue gill, crappie and cat fish. We have an array of facilities to accommodate almost every camping taste no matter what your preference includes. We have planned activities, special event weekends, clean restrooms, and Yogi Bear himself.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Ashmore Campground

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Ashmore Campground
822 South Gardner
Scottsburg IN
812-752-3460

Ashmore Campground has 25 campiing spaces. It is a semi-wooded campground with large grassy areas, and gravel sites. It is open Year-Round.
RV, Toilets, Showers, Electric / Water / Sewers


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Friday, April 2, 2010

Overlook of Scott County

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Traveling to see the Overlook of Scott County is for the more adventurous traveler, as it is on a backroad, not far from the Leota Covered Bridge. To get there from Scottsburg, Indiana, travel 2.5 miles south of the intersection of US 31 and Indiana State Road 56 in Scottsburg. Turn west, or right, onto Leota Road. You will travel about 4.5 miles to the town of Leota. Go through the bridge and turn left. Follow Leota Road 1.75 to two miles. You will be winding up a steep hill. At the top of the hill, there is a pull off. You are in the Knob Country of southern Indiana. To the left and behind you is an expansive view of Scott County.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Leota Covered Bridge, Scott County, Indiana

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The Leota Covered Bridge is the newest covered bridge in Indiana built using public funds. It was constructed in 1995 and crosses Cooney Creek at the junction of South Bloomington Trail Road and South Leota Road. It is open to traffic and has a total length of almost forty feet.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pigeon Roost Memorial

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Pigeon Roost Memorial
US 31
Underwood IN 47177




The Pigeon Roost Memorial is located five miles south of Scottsburg, Indiana on US 31. The memorial marks the spot of a massacre which occurred at Pigeon Roost in 1812 as part of the hostilities of the War of 1812. Pigeon Roost was established in 1809. The settlement was attacked by Indians on September 3, 1812. Over twenty settlers were killed.

The Pigeon Roost Memorial was dedicated on October 1, 1904 and became a state historic site in 1929.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hardy Lake and Campgrounds

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Hardy Lake and Campgrounds
4171 E. Harrod Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 794-3800

Mapping address:
5620 North Hardy Lake Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170-8438




Activities and Facilities Availble at Hardy Lake:
Archery Range
Basketball Courts
Open Playfield
Volleyball Courts
Boating / 4 Launch Ramps
Fishing / Ice Fishing
Fishing Pier
Hiking Trails
Hunting
Interpretive Services
Picnicking / Shelterhouse
Playgrounds
Rental - Rowboat
Swimming / Beach (Policy)
Waterskiing

Camping Facilities:
Electric / 149 sites - Shale Bluff
Primitive / 18 sites - Wooster
Dumping Station

Hardy Lake has a total of 2,120 acres with a 741 acre lake for fishing, boating and swimming. There are several hiking trails, including an archery trail which may be used to sharpen your archery skills. The lake provides habitat for many species of birds. Red-necked Grebe, Mute Swan, Snow Goose, and Black Vulture. Red-shouldered Hawks as well as many others have been sighted here.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Scott County Museum and Heritage Center

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Scott County Museum and Heritage Center
1050 South Main Street
Scottsburg IN 47170
812-752-1050




Visitors to the Scott County Museum and Heritage Center will enjoy many artifacts and the building itself which had been once a working farm for people who had not place else to live.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lone Star Ranch Bed and Breakfast

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Lone Star Ranch Bed & Breakfast
419 Percy King Rd.
Borden, IN 47106
(502) 693-7617




If you like riding and watching horses, this bed and breakfast is for you. A herd of Spanish Mustangs is maintained at the Ranch. Guided trail rides of various lengths can be taken. If you want to stay a few days, then you can stay in the bed and breakfast inn located on the property.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wooded View Golf Course


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Wooded View Golf Course
Wooded View Golf Course has 18 holes and is in a woods, where it gets its name. Call for tee times and more information.
2404 Greentree Boulevard
Clarksville, Indiana
(812) 283-9274

Monday, March 22, 2010

Twilight Golf Course

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Twilight Golf Course

Twilight Golf Course is a nine hole course which is ideal for beginning golfers, or advanced golfers who may want a quick game. Each hole averages 150 yards and most are par 3.

Twilight Golf Course
5316 US Highway 62
Jeffersonville IN
 (812) 288-8871
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hidden Creek Golf Course


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Hidden Creek Course

The Hidden Creek Course boasts all Zoysia fairways, a beautiful 5 acre lake, remodeled pro shop, relaxing lounge complete with large flat screen T.V.’s and snack bar area. The Turning Point course is a links style course which provides multiple tee options and is a certified PGA Family course ideal for those wanting to get in a quick 9 holes, or for beginners and juniors.

Hidden Creek Golf Course
4975 Utica/Sellersburg Road
Sellersburg, Indiana
(812) 822-2552

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jackson State Forest Back Country Trail

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We hiked the Jackson State Forest Backcountry Trail at Jackson Washington State Forest, near Brownstown, Indiana. This is a lengthy trail of eight miles which is located in a fairly out of the way spot in southern Indiana. To get there, go to Brownstown, which is located on US 50, east of Bedford and west of Seymour, Indiana. Take State Road 135 south thirteen miles to Rooster Hill Road. Turn left and after twisting 2.3 miles on this road, it dead ends into Delaney Park Road. Turn right and drive .7 miles. The Spurgeon Lake turnoff is on the left and the trail head is located here. The lane back is sort of interesting, so take it slow. Very slow.

The lake is a popular fishing spot, so there will usually be quite a few cars there on a weekend. I will be writing a bit more about this trail and about Jackson State Forest in the days ahead.




Once you arrive at Spurgeon Lake you are ready to hike the trail. Since this is a fairly long hike by our standards, we usually take two liters of water and a backpack full of trail food. It is eight miles long, and usually consumes around four to five hours for us.

I usually carry the water, two bottles strapped to my waist, my wife takes the backpack of food. I also carry my camera, extra batteries and a pedometer.

The trailhead is to the left of the boat ramp and is marked with a sign. The first part along Spurgeon Lake can be somewhat muddy in places, especially in the spring. But the lake is pretty and the vegetation is lush now with many different types of ferns and jewelweed which is preparing for its summer show of color.

After you have hiked about a quarter of a mile you will reach the junction of the trail where the north (upper) trail branches off from the south (lower) trail. We always take the north loop towards the Jackson State Forest Delaney Trailhead first. The beginning is a pretty steep ascent up the face of the knob and we like to hike this on fresh legs. The lower trail is a fairly level downstream hike along Spurgeon Creek and is a good way to finish the trail when you are tiring.


So here we turn left, and almost immediately begin to climb. As mentioned earlier this is pretty steep and fairly long. The trail winds its way up the knob. At the top, there is a spur to the left to an overlook. This is a good view in the fall or very early spring of the surrounding countryside. As the leaves are now on the trees, the view is blocked so we don’t go that way, opting to travel right.

Once you reach the top of the knob, it is pretty level hiking for the next mile or so. You will pass a small wildlife pond on the right, a good place to see frogs and tadpoles as well as a nice variety of aquatic insects.

Multi-flora rose scents the trail here as we pass along. The forest canopy is thin here, sunlight dapples the ground. Earlier in the year, or in the autumn, a nice view of the surrounding countryside is afforded by the height of the knob.

After another a half hour or so of hiking a fork in the trail is reached. The trail which branches off to the right is a shortcut which will take several miles off the hike. This may be recommended in extremely wet weather, as the creek further on needs to be forded and may be too high. We have never taken the shortcut, so I know nothing about it.

Instead, we elect to take the longer route toward the Delaney Trailhead. So here we turn left and head downhill.

The trail falls and curls to the north, passes the Jackson State Forest Delaney trailhead which enters from the left. Our route lays to the right. The trail crosses a creek, then follows it for a half mile or so. This is a very pretty section of the hike. Then up again, climbing steeply to the top of another knob. The high areas of the knob are dominated by chestnut oak, red oak, sugar maple, hickory and sassafras trees. The air is alternately perfumed by multi-flora rose and pine, which are present in some stretches of the trail.

The trail again falls, re-crosses the creek and again climbs. On this section two meadow areas are present as you hike along a fire road. The open areas are loaded with summer blooming wildflowers, multi-flora rose and other sun loving plants.

During this stretch we ran into an interesting fellow on a hike with his two young daughters. We chatted a bit about the area, the trail and wildlife inhabiting the area. He lives nearby, hikes this trail fairly often. He hunts, fishes and traps. The fur from the animals he traps he doesn’t sell, using it instead for his own use, or making products to sell. He was wearing a buckskin shirt, which was quite nice. It had beadwork of his own design on each shoulder. The beadwork is done using seed beads, each individually stitched into place. He mentioned that beaver are fairly common in the area, and are good eating. The tail is the best, consisting of a very dark, tender meat. He has caught river otter in his traps twice, accidentally. These animals are very tough to release when caught. They are large, aggressive and very active. He managed to release one, accidentally killed the other. The otter were released by the Department of Natural Resources in Muscatatuck National Wildlife Area and have followed the river down. They now inhabit the river and all its tributaries.

After bidding farewell to our friend, we continued the hike. It turns right, descends one last time. Spurgeon Creek is first on the right. This is the last leg of the trail and it is simply wonderful. Large sycamore trees tower over the rocky bedded creek. The knobs tower over the creek on both sides and the floodplain of the creek is lush with ferns and other wild plants.

A final crossing of Spurgeon Creek, and there is about a mile left.

We finally finished the trail around 5:45 PM, the pedometer indicates about eight miles. This is one of the best trails at Jackson State Forest.

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Jackson State Trail 1 - Hike To Pinnacle Peak

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The Hike To Pinnacle Peak

The most popular destination hike at Jackson State Forest is the one mile hike up to Pinnacle Peak. At 966 feet above sea level, this is the second highest spot in the park. For this trail you will want some good hiking shoes. Sandals, flip flops and dress shoes are not at all suitable as this trail is pretty rugged. It is wide, well marked, and has a good surface most of the way, but there is a lot of climbing and descending. It is a challenging trail.

Trail One is the trail which leads up to this spot, the trailhead is from the Pinnacle Peak parking area, at the northeast end of the park. Just follow the Main Forest Road all the way back, park on the left. The Jackson State Forest Pinnacle Peak Shelter House is located just a little further on, a great place for a family reunion or gathering. There is a playground, primitive campground, fishing in Knob Lake, and lots of other trails here, too, so it is a good place to spend the day.




The trail begins by climbing rather steeply to the Old Tower Site, the first landmark along the trail. An old fire tower was here at one time, some of the old concrete supports still protruding from the ground. At this point, you will want to take the left fork, the right travels over to High Point, about one quarter mile distant.

The left fork descends rather sharply, be careful as this section is somewhat gravelly and slippery even when the ground is dry. The trail climbs again, drops and then climbs. You will then meet Trail 10 coming in from the left. A short distance later Trail 10 departs to the east, Trail One continues on up a grade and around the hill.

You will finally reach a point where you will see two posts with what looks like the trail going between them. You can get up to Pinnacle Peak this way, but the trail actually goes left. If you go straight here, you will be climbing up a fairly vertical, gravelly cliff. The left fork is longer, but much easier.

The trail from this point climbs fairly steadily, curves around behind the Peak, finally emerges for one last scramble up a gravelly path to the top. Once up there, there are two main vistas. The main vista overlooks the trail you just came up. To the right an awesome view of the surrounding countryside, to the left more hills of the park. Straight ahead is High Point. The other vista is smaller, but impressive views of the neighboring hills. An interesting Chestnut Oak provides a low limb to sit and look. There are some nice flat rocks to lie on, and there is a bench to sit on also. It is a good place to bring a picnic lunch along to munch as you contemplate the view.

Pinnacle Peak Trail basically passes through a forest mostly composed of Chestnut Oak, Sugar Maple and other high country hardwoods. Wildflowers abound in the spring. The 300 odd foot climb passes through some very pretty forest, along ridges and divides as it ascends to its destination, Pinnacle Peak. This is one of Jackson State Forests best hikes.

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Jackson State Trail 4 - Wheel Chair Accessable Trail

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Hiking For The Handicapped

Trail 4 at Jackson State Forest is a wheelchair friendly nature trail. It is three quarters of a mile long, the first one fourth mile is a wheel chair accessible trail which is wide, graveled and has gentle slopes ideal for the handicapped to enjoy.

There are several bridges which are wide, sturdy structures which cross low areas and ditches. This trail doubles as a Jackson State Forest Tree Identification Trail. A brochure is available at the trailhead which is right across from the property office near the entrance on the Main Forest Road. Some of the trees are identified from the handicap portion, the remainder on the rest of the trail. Altogether there are thirty three trees identified in the brochure at various marked stations along the trail, including Paw Paw, Blue Beech, Chestnut Oak and Dogwood.


This is a nice, easy woodland stroll. The trail forms a loop with an additional entrance near the Jackson State Forest Knob Lake dam on the north end of the trail. The return parallels the Main Forest Road back to the trailhead at the Forest Office.




The trail is a good way for the handicapped to enjoy nature. The trail passes through some very pretty forest with some big trees. Nearby there is a wheel chair friendly fishing site and picnic area complete with a charcoal grill.

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Jackson State Forest Hiking Trails

[caption id="attachment_625" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Jackson State Forest Hiking Trails"]Jackson State Forest Hiking Trails[/caption]There are seven hiking trails at Jackson State Forest which total about nine miles. The trail descriptions are not meant to take the place of a map, nor are they meant to be detailed trail descriptions. Trail maps are available free at the entrance stations.

Trail 1
1.0 miles
Rugged
This trail begins at the CCC picnic and camping area at the north end of the drive. Parking is on the left, the trailhead is to the right. The trail ascends the knob up to Jackson State Forest Pinnacle Peak, altitude 966 feet. There is an overlook at the top, the last hundred yards or so a fairly steep scramble over a gravelly rock strewn area. At the top is a good climbing tree, but be careful here as it is a long way to fall down. The trail is pretty steep in places and is a good workout. Allow about an hour to hike this one. For more information about this trail, click here.




Trail 2
1.75 miles
Rugged
This is not a loop, you must either turn around or go back the way you came, return on Trail 3 to make a loop, or hike the road back to the beginning, where your car will be. It is fairly rugged with a 360 foot climb from the restroom in the CCC campground and picnic area on the north end of the park to High Point, which has an altitude of 985 feet. This is the highest point in Jackson State Forest. Allow at least two hours for this one. There is a connecting trail from Trail 1 at the Old Tower Site which runs east towards Trail 2. Once at the top the trail does some alternate climbing and ascending with one stretch of pretty steep descent with loose gravel underfoot. There are a couple of overlooks on top of the knobs, some pretty impressive oak and other trees. This is a good trail, but not for the squeamish.

Trail 3
1.0 miles
2.0 Moderate
The trailhead for this trail is near the north end of Knob Lake. Or you can start at the CCC barn near the youth camping area. This trail is not a loop, so you will need to return via the park road or make a loop out of it using Trail 2. Trail 3 provides some nice views of Knob Lake in the autumn when the leave thin out.

Trail 4
.75 miles
Easy
This trail is wide, graveled and easy. It is wheel chair accessible for one quarter mile and the rest is an easy hike. It doubles as a Tree Identification Trail with a brochure available at the Park Office. This one is a loop, starting and ending at the gatehouse near the park office. For more information, click this link


Trail 5
.25 miles
Easy
This trail begins by crossing a bridge at the north end of Jackson State Forest Knob Lake. It is primarily a fishin’ trail, but is a nice easy after lunch hike, too.

Trail 6
1.75 miles
Moderate
Trail 6 is a loop trail which provides access Lake Pyoca for the fishermen. It is also a good hiking trail which can extend a loop involving Trail 10. This is the forest interpretive trail at the State Forest. There are twenty stations, explained by a brochure available at the state forest office. Expand you knowledge of the forest by using the educational purpose of this trail. Or just enjoy a pleasant hike through a beautiful forest.

Trail 10
3.0 miles
Moderate
The trailhead for this trail is just west of the damn of Knob Lake, or you can also access it near the park office from Trail 6. From the trailhead near the lake, it is a pretty steady ascent before reaching the top of the knob. This is a fairly long trail requiring at least two to three hours to hike. There are some impressive trees on this one, as well as some wildlife areas.

A pretty good loop of the whole of the Jackson State Forest facility here can be hiked using Trail 10, Trail 2 and Trail 1. This would be a fairly ambitious day hike through some pretty rugged woodland.

There are three more trails available at nearby Skyline Drive totaling 9.6 miles

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Hoosier Hills Golf Course

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Hoosier Hills Golf Course
Public Golf Course
Hoosier Hills Golf Course was expanded to a full eighteen holes in 2001. The greens are undulating and well bunkered, and fairways have plenty of trees that can alter your shots. In addition, three fairway bunkers have been strategically placed around the course. Locals claim this to be an excellent course for the beginning to intermediate player. Water hazards come into play on six holes. The course has a variety of discount rates available; check with the pro shop for more information.
Hoosier Hills Golf Course
17130 SR 60
Borden, Indiana
(812) 967-5050
http://hoosierhillsgolfcourse.com
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Covered Bridge Golf Club


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Covered Bridge Golf Club

The Covered Bridge Golf Club is located near the famous Indiana landmarks, Floyd's Knobs. The eighteen hole golf course was designed by PGA great Fuzzy Zoeller.

Covered Bridge Golf Club
12510 Covered Bridge Road
Sellersburg, IN 47172
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bogey Driving Range

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Bogey Driving Range
17130 SR 60
Borden, Indiana
(812) 246-3063
Bogey Driving Range

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Deam Lake State Recreation Area

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Deam Lake State Recreation Area
Deam Lake is a 194-acre lake. Named after Charles C. Deam, the facility has a swimming beach with shower and bathhouse facilities, a handicap ramp and a food concession stand. There is lake access for boating via a boat ramp. Motor boats are limited to the use of an electric trolling motor. Rowboat rentals are available during the summer season.
Charles Deam (August 30, 1865 - May 29, 1953)
Charles Deam entered life on a farm near Bluffton in Wells County, Indiana. His father taught him about plants as he grew up, spurring his lifelong interest in botany. He attended DePauw University, but had to leave after his second year because he could not afford the tuition. He got a job as clerk in a pharmacy where the long hours led to exhaustion and high stress. His doctor recommended long walks in the forest to relieve the stress. On these walks, Deam studied the plants and collected specimens. His interest and collection grew and his collection soared to over 78,000 plants. Indiana University acquired his plant collection and Deam joined the Academy of Sciences in Indiana. Indiana Governor Harold W. Handley became aware of Deam’s work and appointed him as Indiana's first State Forester in 1909. He moved to Clark State Forest to create an experimental forest laboratory. It was at his insistence that the State add an additional 2000 acres to the park. His work had lasting consequences on forestry in Indiana and visitors can still see many of his experimental plantings. The Charles C. Deam Wilderness and Deam Lake State Recreation Area are named in his honor.
Multi-Use Facility
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has classified Deam Lake as a multi-use property. This means that a multitude of outdoor activities can be going on at the same time. These activities include swimming, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, boating, picnicking, fishing and camping. There are designated hunting areas in the facility, away from the other recreational activities. A visit to this Indiana State place is rich with outdoor experiences.
Hiking Trails
There are a number of different kinds of forest trails at Deam Lake. The four hiking trails cover a variety of terrain and total almost seven miles. There are almost eighty miles of horse trails and five miles of mountain bike trails.
Camping
Camping facilities include a horseman's camp and 116 Class A campsites. Class "A" facilities include electrical hookup, modern restrooms/showers (at least one shower station wheelchair accessible), picnic table, fire ring and parking spur. Drinking water and a dump station are also available in the area.
Picnicking
There are several picnic areas located around the facility, many with shelters. This southern Indiana Park is a great place to visit.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area
1217 Deam Lake Road
Borden, IN 47106
(812) 246-5421

Monday, March 8, 2010

Charlestown State Park

Charlestown State Park

Overview of Charlestown State Park
Charlestown State Park has fantastic hiking along the Ohio River and Fourteen Mile Creek. There are over seventy-two different species of birds here, including Bald Eagles and bluebirds. The 200-site campground offers campers a wonderful, relaxing camping experience among the trees.
Charlestown State Park
Charlestown State Park



Charlestown State Park occupies a part of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant. Some of the abandoned facilities of are still located in the park. The Indiana Ammunition Plant originated during World War 2. Construction completed May 31, 1942 with production of ammunition beginning in April. The Indiana Ammunition Plant manufactured three types of ammunition at the plant. These were propellant charge bags, rocket propellant and smokeless powder. The plant supplied materials for the war effort and later for the Korean War and other conflicts.
All three plants ceased operation by 1992. The company ceded 4,500 acres of the property to the State of Indiana for use as a state park. Final demolition of the building on the site should occur by December 31, 2014.
The Fourteen Mile Creek area is the site of a former amusement park called Rose Island. The park had a zoo, pony rides, merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, roller coaster, shooting gallery, cafeteria, swimming pool, and more. In reality, the park was not on an island, but a peninsula that people could access only by steamboat, bridge or ferry. Portersville Bridge, moved from Dubois County, allows visitors access to the old amusement park site via Trail 3 and 7. Interpretive signage and some displays should be finished in 2014.

Camping
Full Hookup / 60 sites
Electric / 132 sites
The campground has with flush toilets, hot water and showers. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights. All of the camping sites have electricity and will accommodate trailers. Dump and water-filling stations are available. Accessible sites include a walkway to the comfort stations. Charlestown is one of two state parks offering full hookup campsites.

Hiking
The seven trails at Charlestown State Park provide over twelve miles of hiking experience. The trail ratings range between rugged to moderate, with Trail 7 to Rose Island rated Easy. Many have scenic views of Fourteenmile Creek.

Ohio River Boating Access
Charlestown Landing provides boaters with access to the Ohio River.

Fishing
Anglers with Indiana State Fishing Licenses may bank fish in the Ohio River from the area north of Rose Island. Access this area from Trails 7 and 3.

Picnicking

Visitors to the park will find three shelters on two picnic areas in the park. There are many other picnic tables scattered around the park.

P.O. Box 38
CharlestownIN 47111
812-256-5600

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Charlestown State Park
12500 Indiana 62 
CharlestownIN 47111

Friday, March 5, 2010

Colgate Clock - Clarksville, Indiana

Colgate Clock - Clarksville, Indiana
Colgate Clock - Clarksville, Indiana


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Colgate Clock
1410 S Clark Blvd
Clarksville, IN 47129

The Colgate Clock is the second largest timepiece in the world, exceeding London's Big Ben. Measuring forty feet in diameter with hands of sixteen and twenty and a half feet respectively, the Colgate Clock has been a major Southern Indiana landmark for nearly seven decades, since it was first illuminated on November 17, 1924. City authorities used 1,607 bulbs outlining the letters, hands and hour marks. The bulbs' output totaled 28,000 watts.
The clock is easily discernible from across the Ohio River in Louisville, KY. The Colgate Clock sits atop the former Colgate Palmolive factory in Clarksville that occupies a former prison called the Indiana Reformatory South. Colgate Palmolive purchased the building in 1921 after a fire damaged the building. The State of Indiana moved the prison to Pendleton, Indiana. The Colgate Palmolive Company moved the clock from Jersey City, NJ in 1924. The Colgate Clock is a Seth Thomas masterpiece designed by Colgate engineer Warren Day in 1906. The clock still keeps time and the neon lights still illuminate it by night, even though Colgate Palmolive no longer uses the building.
The clock is a movie star, as it appears in the movie The Insider.

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