Friday, July 29, 2011

Harrison Ridge Park

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Harrison Ridge Park
Goeller Blvd. & Harrison Ridge Rd.



Acres 4
Amphitheater No
Aquatic Center/Pool No
Basketball Goals YES
Baseball Diamonds No
City Cemetery No
Developed Park YES
Football Fields No
9 Hole Golf Course No
18 Hole Golf Course No
Ice Rinks No
Indoor Park No
Picnic Areas YES
Playground YES
People Trail Miles No
Restrooms No
Shelter YES
Skate Park No
Soccer Fields No
Softball Diamonds No
Tennis Courts YES
Undeveloped Park No
Volleyball Courts No

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Donner Park - Columbus, Indiana


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Donner Park
Sycamore Street
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-2680


Barbecue areas (5)
Picnic tables
Shelter (1) electric, inside lights, grills, 30 picnic tables inside. (Water can be made available.)
Aquatic Center
Basketball court (1)
People Trail (connecting 17th & 19th Streets)
Playground (1)
Tennis courts (4)
Parking areas (3)
Restrooms (1)*
32 acres of developed park and is home to Donner Aquatic Center.
Restrooms closed in winter - port-a-johns are set up so playgrounds can be used when weather is nice. (Cleaning team cleans port-a-johns daily; supplier also services on a regular basis.)
Donner Aquatic Center - 50 meter competition pool, Zero depth to 4-foot depth children’s pool with play structure, Water slide.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Clifty Park - Columbus Indiana

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Clifty Park
Location: Indiana Avenue and Marr Road
Acres 89
Basketball Goals
Phil Jackson Fastpitch Softball Complex
Baseball Diamonds
Developed Park
Picnic Areas
Playground - One
Restrooms - Closed in the Winter
Shelter - Two
Skate Park
Soccer Fields
Softball Diamonds - Ten
Volleyball Courts - Four
People Trail Miles 1.25 Miles in the Park
Three Parking Areas
Clifty Park
Indiana Ave. & Marr Road
Columbus, IN
http://www.columbus.in.gov/parks-recreation/park-info/clifty-park/
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Visit To Batesville, Indiana





Nestled in the hills of southeastern Indiana, Batesville beckons the traveler with dining, recreation and relaxation.

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Chapman T. Blackwell III Park

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Chapman T. Blackwell III Park
Westenedge & Parkside Dr
812-376-2680

The park includes Freedom Field Playground, which is a 1.5 acre playground designed for handicapped and able-bodied children to play together. The rubberized playground surface features handicap accessible pathways, convenient restrooms and handicap accessible play structures.
Park Amenities:
Acres 59
Football Fields
Picnic Areas
Playground
People Trail Miles
Restrooms
Shelter
Soccer Fields
Softball Diamonds
The park is named for Columbus resident, Chapman T Blackwell, III.
Chapman T Blackwell, III (June 04, 1931 - April 29, 2015)
The son of Ernestine Haughton and Chapman T. Blackwell, Jr., Chapman was native to Henderson, Kentucky. He graduated from Barret Manual High School in Henderson, Kentucky and attended from Indiana University in 1954. After a two year stint in the Army he moved to Columbus to work at the Cummins Engine Company. The Columbus mayor appointed Blackwell to the Parks and Recreation Board, a position he held for thirty-two years. The City of Columbus named the park in his honor in 2000. He was also active in the Columbus bicycle race, the Little 500, as a rider or official for almost fifty years.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Not Just Popcorn

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Not Just Popcorn
114 E Main Cross Street
Edinburgh, IN 46124-4460
Local: 812.526.8256
Toll Free: 800.231.5689




Not Just Popcorn has over 240 flavors of popcorn. All of the flavors are formulated and all processes are done by hand.

Not Just Popcorn has been featured on the Food Network in 2001and since then the popcorn has gone all over the world. The excitement continues with the opening of the "Not Just Popcorn" retail store adjacent to the factory, which offers weekly tours. Group tours are available for a nominal fee, that will take our guest through the process of growing, harvesting, popping, coating, packaging and finally meeting our popcorn connoisseurs.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Freedom Field - Columbus, Indiana

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Freedom Field

Freedom Field is a 1.5-acre playground for all children which is the first of its kind in the nation. The playground is open to the public, excepting from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Mon - Fri, during the school year. Freedom Field is located at Chapman T. Blackwell Park in Columbus, Indiana. Freedom Field has been designed for both handicapped and able-bodied children and physically challenged parents and guardians can closely supervise children. The playground at Freedom Field is covered with a rubberized surface and has handicapped accessible pathways among parking, restrooms and play structures. An environmentally, and Americans with Disabilities Act-friendly sub-base is made of Pervious Concrete, which eliminates puddles and ponding on the playground surface.
Freedom Field
1116 Parkside Drive
Columbus, IN
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Columbus Skateland

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Columbus Skateland 
2660 Talley Road
Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 372-6677


Columbus Skateland is a locally owned and locally operated skating rink that has been serving the Columbus area for over 35 years.  School, church, company and birthday party packages are available and Quad,

Inline & Speed Skates skates are available for rental.


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Friday, July 15, 2011

Columbus Putt-Putt Miniature Golf

Columbus Putt-Putt Miniature Golf

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Columbus Putt-Putt Miniature Golf features an 18 hole miniature golf course. Birthday party packages available.
Columbus Putt-Putt Miniature Golf
1080 N Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-376-3136

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Indiana County – Back Road Numbering System

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Indiana County – Back Road Numbering System

Indiana uses a system of numbering its back roads which on the surface appears confusing, but is really quite logical, once you understand the basics of how it works. Most, but not all, counties use the same basic road numbering system. Most of the counties which do not use it have very hilly terrain which renders the grid system useless for their needs. Most of these counties utilize a naming system which has no basis in geographic placement, as the grid system used by most other counties.

Think of the county road system as a grid, as pictured in the drawing. The center of this system is usually the county seat, which in most, but not all, counties is close to the geographic center of the county. Notice the two black lines. The north/south axis is called the base and the east/west axis is called the baseline. Thus any point on the road called Base Road is going to be either directly north, or south, of the geographic center located in the county seat. This is usually the court house. Any location on Baseline Road is going to be directly east or west of the county seat.



Miles are divided into hundreds. N and S roads are indicated by the red lines. 100 N means the road is one mile north of the baseline. 200 N is two miles north of the baseline. Similarly, 100 S would be one mile south of the baseline, and 200 S two miles south. 1200 S would be twelve miles south of the baseline. 750 N would be seven and one half miles north of the baseline and 725 N would be seven and a quarter north of the baseline.

The East and West roads, indicated by the blue lines are exactly the same as the red lined North and South roads, with each division of 100 equaling one mile.

It is important to remember that the designation N, E, S, or W does not indicate which direction the road travels. It designates the direction that the road lies in relation to either the Base or Baseline roads. Thus an E or W road always travels with a north/south orientation, and N and S roads always have an east/west orientation. Since counties all use their own numbering system, a road will almost always change numbers when you cross a county line. Thus 500 N in one county may become 1200 N in the next one over.

Addresses of homes and businesses may be located using this system, as the home numbering system corresponds to the county road numbers. A home address of 1055 N County Road 500E would be located .055 mile north of County Road 100 N on County Road 500 E. 12355 E County Road 700 N would be .355 miles east of County Road 1200 E.

Using the road grid numbering system you can navigate around the county and find home and business addresses quickly and easily on a map once you understand the system.

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Columbus People Trails

Columbus People Trails
Columbus People Trails

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Columbus People Trails
The Columbus People Trail circumvents the city of Columbus and is designed for hiking, biking and roller blades. It is divided into four segments.
West-side Asphalt Trail: 
This section of the Columbus People Trail runs from Goeller Boulevard  and Indiana State Road 46 under Interstate 65, then north through Mill Race and Noblitt Parks. The total length is approximately 3 miles. This section of the Columbus People Trail is easy to follow and includes several trails within the two parks.
North-side Trails: .
This section of the Columbus People Trail goes from Westenedge Park to airport area. It is mostly asphalt. The airport area has streets with generous sidewalks and asphalt sidepaths. The total length is approximately 2-3 miles. It is easy to travel, but the route may be difficult to follow.
Haw Creek North Trail:
This section of the Columbus People Trail goes from Rockyford Road to 25th Street which is about 2 miles. It is easy to follow. Crossing 25th Street to the south side of this trail section is not recommended as 25th Steet is very busy and motorists do not expect to see bicyclists.
Haw Creek South Trail: 
This section of the Columbus People Trail runs from Lincoln Park to the Cummins Plant at State Street a distance of about 3.5 miles. It is easy to follow. Crossing 25th Street to the north side of this trail section is a bit risky due to heavy traffic.
Visitors will find trailheads  at Noblitt Park, Millrace Park, Lincoln Park, and  Westenedge Park.
Columbus People Trails
For further information and to download maps, click this link.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor - Columbus, Indiana


Zaharakos Soda Fountain - Columbus, IN
Zaharakos Soda Fountain - Columbus, IN

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Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor
Part ice cream parlor and museum, Zaharakos features delightful ice cream treats and sandwiches as well as watch mechanical music boxes with their melodious sounds.
Ice Cream Parlor
Visitors will enjoy the richly decorated interior with the authentic feel of an old-fashioned soda parlor.
At Zaharakos (Zuh-HARE-uh-koes) you will find an ice cream parlor of stained glass, carved oak, and marble, Tiffany-style lamp and double soda fountains. Listen to the rich, full sound of the Welte orchestration.
The Museum and Store
The museum features rare items from the 1800s that include a restored 1870s Welt orchestration pipe organ, syrup dispensers, and the largest collection of pre-1900 marble soda fountains on public display Learn about soda fountains and mechanical music when you visit their museum. The adjacent store stocks an amazing array of candy, preserves, wooden toys and much other high-quality merchandise.


Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor
329 Washington Street
Columbus, IN
(812) 378-1900
Welte Orchestration Mechanical Self Playing Pipe Organ
Welte Orchestration Mechanical Self Playing Pipe Organ





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Friday, July 8, 2011

Yellow Trail Museum

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Yellow Trail Museum
SR 9
Hope, IN
Phone: 812-546-4877



The Yellow Trail Museum in Hope, Indiana is a unique museum in that nearly every artifact in the museum has been loaned or donated to the museum by present or past residents of the community. It tells the history of our unique town.

The Yellow Trail Museum is located on State Road 9 in Hope, Indiana. It is open on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 PM. Appointments to see the museum at other times can be made by calling (812) 546-4877.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Columbus Center for Visual Communications


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The Columbus Center for Visual Communications
The Columbus Center for Visual Communications is situated in the department of visual communication centre, in the campus of IVY Tech State College, Columbus.

The The Columbus Center for Visual Communications has featured poster designs, nature photography, comic illustrations, baseball cards and screen printed posters. Every spring the American Society of Media Photographers’ sponsors "One Show," a show which features dozens of photos with one required element: it may be an egg, or clothesline, or #2 pencils, or apples, but, it's always an incredible demonstration of creative expression, and it's always amazing.

The Columbus Center for Visual Communications
Dept of Visual Communications
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203
812-372-9925.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cummins Corporate Headquarters Museum

Indy 500 Car - Cummins Corporate Museum
Indy 500 Car - Cummins Corporate Museum
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Cummins Corporate Headquarters Museum
The Cummins Corporate Headquarters Museum is located in downtown Columbus. The museum displays  Indy 500 race cars, antique cars, and an "exploded" engine. The sculpture, designed by Rudolph de Harak, has every piece of a diesel engine separated and suspended by wire to show how all the parts fit together. The Cummins Corporate Headquarters Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with no entry fee.

Cummins Corporate Headquarters Museum
500 Jackson Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Exploded Engine - Cummins Corporate Museum - Columbus, IN
Exploded Engine - Cummins Corporate Museum - Columbus, IN

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bartholomew County Historical Society


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Bartholomew County Historical Society
History
The Bartholomew County Historical Society held its first meeting on April 3, 1921. The Society used the First United Presbyterian Church as the site for its first meetings. The first president, George Pence, possessed a large collection of documents that dated back to the 1870's. This treasure trove of material has provided a valuable source for much of Bartholomew County's history. In 1926, the county officials granted the Society to meet in the basement of the court house. The Society met in the court house until 1966. In that year, the Society moved into its current building on Third Street.
The Museum and Genealogy Center
The Bartholomew County Historical Society, in addition to maintaining a museum, provides a number of resources for genealogists, researchers or history buffs. The Cline-Keller Library contains a multitude of historical documents available for your perusal. The Society also has an extensive digital image library in which many images are available for purchase or viewing. The Bartholomew County Historical Society also provides a multitude of educational outreach and public programs.

Bartholomew County Historical Society
524 Third Street
Columbus, Ind.
(812) 372-3541
http://bartholomewhistory.org
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