Monday, October 31, 2011

Indiana State Forests and Fish And Wildlife Areas

Indiana maintains a series of properties called State Forests. These areas are protected forestlands and are considered mixed use areas. The State Forests are mostly located in the southern third of the state, as this portion of the state historically was more heavily forested than the central and northern portion, which tended more towards flatter, prairie type terrain.

State Forests, as stated above, are considered mixed use areas. This is because, unlike the State Parks, logging and hunting, as well as recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking and horseback riding.

The Indiana policy regarding State Forests is reproduced below:

State Forest Management Policy:
Your state forests are managed under the policy of multiple use in order to obtain benefits from recreation, timber production and watershed protection. They are open to the public for hunting during season and are actively managed for healthy fish and wildlife populations. Recreational development will not take precedence over natural resource conservation and protection and will continue to be structured on the natural rather than the "built" environment.

There are currently thirteen State Forests and Recreation Areas. Morgan Monroe, near Martinsville, is the largest at 24,000 acres. Selmier State Forest, near North Vernon, is the smallest at 355 acres. Clark State Forest, near Henryville, is one of the prettiest, especially on the autumn.

Wyandotte Caves, near Leavenworth, has the distinction of being the location of Wyandotte Caves. These caves are very pretty and are open to tours by the public. There are several cave here, two of which may be toured, Wyandotte and Siebert caves.

Two of the State Forests Clark and Jackson are located in an area of Indiana called the knobs. These steep, high hills feature some fantastic vistas of the surrounding area. Skyline Drive, located in Jackson, is a narrow, paved road which climbs up into the knobs and rides the ridge of the high hills. A picnic shelter house and several overlooks are hallmarks of this scenic drive.

Indiana State Forests are valuable, mixed use properties which help protect the forests and wildlife of our state.

Yellowwood State Forest

Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Hoosier National Forest

Selmier State Forest

Indiana State Fish And Wildlife Areas

Crosley State Fish And Wildlife Area


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homestead Weaving Studio

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Homestead Weaving Studio
58 East Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-7058

Homestead Weaving Studio produces high-quality hand-woven rugs, clothes, throws and scarves. Also Weaving and spinning supplies, Recycled rag rugs, Looms and spinning wheels,
Cone yarn, knitting yarn, rayon chenille.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Milan Post Office

Milan Post Office
300 W Carr Street
Milan, IN 47031-8884
(812) 654-2548

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Story Inn

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Story Inn
6404 South State Road 135
Nashville, IN 47448
(800) 881-1183

The Story Inn is Indiana's oldest country inn, located where the Brown County State Park meets the Hoosier National Forest. It is a winding 20 minute drive south of Nashville.

The Story Inn is an entire town, founded as a logging community in 1851. It is perhaps the best preserved example of a 19th Century village that survives in the American Midwest.

The little town/inn is dominated by the old General Store, replete with its pot-bellied stove, creaky wood floors, and Gold and Red Crown gas pumps out front. The General Store is now a gourmet restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a neighborhood pub in the basement. The remaining buildings in town--the Old Mill, the Sawmill, and several homes and out-buildings--serve as overnight accommodations or facilities for weddings, family reunions or other special events.


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Milan Auto Mechanics

Milan Auto Mechanics

Napa Auto Parts
201 N Warpath Drive
Milan, IN 47031
(812) 654-2841

Hoosier Auto Repair
7668 E Highway 350
Milan, IN 47031
(812) 654-1333

Lingle Transmission Inc
900 N Main Street
Milan, IN 47031
(812) 654-2255

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Historical Museum Pioneer Village - Nashville, IN

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South Central Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
South Central Edition
Historical Museum Pioneer Village
The Pioneer Village is open weekends May through October from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and by special arrangement. The Brown County Historical Society operates the village with a staff of volunteers.
The village's five buildings include a weaver’s workshop, pioneer cabin, doctor’s office, blacksmith’s shop and the Old Log Jail. The buildings are furnished and equipped with period furnishings and equipment. The weaver loom operates with volunteer help and functions when a volunteer is available to run it.
The Brown County Historical Society requests a small donation for adults. Children have free admittance.
Historical Museum Pioneer Village
90 E. Gould Street
PO BOX 668
Nashville, Indiana 47448
812-988-2899

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indiana State Road 156





Indiana State Road 156
Indiana State Road 156 begins at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56 in Vevay, Indiana and ends at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56 in Ohio County. Indiana State Road 156 traverses Switzerland and Ohio County along the Ohio River.

Indiana State Road 156 in Ohio County
Length - About 1.35 miles
Indiana State Road 156 enters Ohio County about 8.35 miles from its intersection with Indiana State Road 250 in Patriot Indiana in Switzerland County. It ends about 1.35 miles north at an intersection with Indiana State Road 156 is part of the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Ohio County.


Indiana State Road 156 in Switzerland County
Length - About 26 miles
Indiana State Road 156 begins at an intersection with Indiana State Road 56 in Vevay, Indiana, where it is Main Street. As the highway wends its way east it forms a leg of the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Switzerland County. It passes the Markland Dam and Locks. An intersection with Indiana State Road 101 which crosses a bridge across the Ohio River, connects with US Route 42 in Kentucky. It passes the Beltara Golf Club and the Beltara Casino just west of Florence, Indiana. After passing through some beautiful southern Indiana countryside and the Bryant's Creek Public Access Site on the north, then west and the Ohio River on the right Indiana State Road 156 passes through Patriot, Indiana. About 8.5 miles after leaving Patriot, it crosses into Ohio County.

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Sweetwater Gallery

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Sweetwater Gallery
145 S Van Buren St
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-0449

Sweetwater Gallery's Ron Schuster crafts stained glass and glass work at one of Nashville’s signature shops, the Sweetwater Gallery. Located at 145 S. Van Buren in the Back-to-Back Complex the gallery features stained glass, solid glass paperweights, pottery, and kaleidoscopes.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spears Gallery

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Spears Gallery
5110 St. Rd. 135 South
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-1287

Artist Larry Spears works primarily in stone ware and porcelain clay and has thirty years experience in the art of glazing techniques. His work is beautiful as well as functional. His gallery, the Spears Gallery, is located near Nashville, Indiana.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

TC Steele State Historic Site

TC Steele State Historic Site
4220 T.C. Steele Rd.
Nashville, Indiana 47448
812-988-2785

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The T.C. Steele State Historic Site includes the last home and studio of Indiana artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) and his second wife Selma Neubacher Steele (1870-1945). Steele, a member of the noted "Hoosier Group" of American Impressionist painters, was attracted to Brown County by the scenery he encountered while hiking in the area.

The TC Steele State Historic Site includes gardens, trails, gift shop and a nature preserve. There is an artist in residence during certain times and the site is open all year except during these times - Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Daren Baker Memorial Park

Daren Baker Memorial Park has a shelter house, horseshoe pits, play area for children and walking path.

From the Facebook page:
Milan's historical park local inside the town limits with ample room for kids to play on two separate playgrounds, 1/2 mile walking path, softball and baseball diamonds, Soccer fields and pee-wee football fields in the back! FANTASTIC FISHING IN THE LAKE!

Daren Baker Memorial Park
Thompson Lane
Milan, Indiana

New Leaf

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New Leaf
118 S. Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN
(812) 988-7925

New Leaf features fun, locally handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oak Grove Pottery

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Oak Grove Pottery
942 Oak Grove Road
Nashville, IN 47448
812-344-4186




Oak Grove Pottery studio and gallery is located 3.3 miles west of downtown Nashville, Indiana, “The Art Colony of the Midwest”. The studio is situated on 26 acres of beautiful Brown County woodlands.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunman Community Park

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Sunman Community Park
225 Fitch Ave
Sunman, Indiana
812-623-2677



Local residents and organizations make use of a 13-acre Sunman Community Park, which includes a community building, two ball fields, three picnic shelters, a basketball court, a playground, and two horseshoe pits.

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Ripley County – Local Parks

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Lawrence Family Glass Blowers

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Lawrence Family Glass Blowers
Franklin House
P.O. Box 53
36 E Franklin St
Nashville, IN 47448-0053
(812) 988-2600

For more than 40 years, Dick Lawrence and his identical twin sons, Jim and John, have built a tradition of artistry in glass as the Lawrence Family Glass Blowers. The Lawrences work in two studio shops located in the unique village of Nashville, Brown County, IN.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunman/Milan Indiana Driving Tour

Sunman/Milan Driving Tour

Milan Town Hall
Milan Town Hall


Begin at Milan Town Hall, 211 Carr Street
Go west toward Main Street
MM .1 LT on Main Street
Cross CSX Railroad
Go north through Milan
MM .8 Intersect Indiana State Road 350 - RT
MM .9 Intersect Indiana State Road 101
MM 3.9 SR 101 makes hard right turn,
MM 5.1 Pilgrim Old Regular Church

Pilgrim Old Regular
Pilgrim Old Regular 


In the early 1800's this church was known as the Franklin Freewill Baptist Church whose members were active in the Underground Railroad in Ripley County.
MM 6.7 Cross SR 48
MM 7.6 County Rd 900 N Morgans Camp in St Paul's Cemetery

Morgans Camp in St Paul's Cemetery
Morgans Camp in St Paul's Cemetery


Morgan's Raiders camped in the field which is now occupied by the cemetery.
Morgan set up headquarters in the house just across County Road 900N at its intersection with Indiana State Road 101.


MM 10.0 Cross Central Railroad of Indiana



Sunman Town Hall
Sunman Town Hall


MM 12.4 Intersect SR 46, LT
MM 16.1 East Mill Street – Morris LT – Note this intersection is easy to miss.
MM 16.3 LT Church Road - go under underpass
MM 16.4 County Road 500 E LT. At 19.9 you willl pass an arrow which indicates a right hand turn. Do not turn, go straight.
MM 21.8 - Intersect SR 48
MM 23.5 Intersect Old Milan Road, LT
MM 26.4 – Underground Railroad Stop 5 at intersection of Chapel Street in Old Milan, turn Tour stop 5 marks the road you were driving on. The Old Milan Road was called the Aurora Road. It travels from Old Milan to Lookout on Indiana State Road 129. This was the route traveled by fleeing slaves as they traveled from the Ohio River to Napoleon and points north.

MM 26.9 Just before intersection of Chapel Street and Berlin Street in Old Milan, Underground Railroad Stop 4 on right.
Tour Stop 4 marks the spot where the Milan Freewill Baptist Church stood, an active anti-slavery church at the time. The state of Kentucky had a reward out for the minister, Reverend Charles Ide for his anti-slave activities.

MM 27.7Intersect SR 101 – Go straight across onto the Old Milan Road.
MM 27.8 Underground Railroad Stops 2 and 3 on right at the intersection of Old Milan
Tour Stop 3 indicates the old road, now the Old Milan Road, which was the route runaway slaves were brought from Manchester Station. These in turn had been brought in from Rising Sun and Aurora.

Stephen Harding Home
Stephen Harding Home



Tour Stop 2 is the Stephen Harding Home, Red Gate. It was Station 7 on the Underground Railroad. Slaves were brought in at night in wagons with hay or straw piled loosely over them. The house is across the road. Slaves were kept in the attic where there were beds which allowed them to sleep in some comfort after they were fed in the cellar.A narrow passageway led to the attic. This station operated from the late 1830's until 1863.



Road and Indiana State Road 101. - Steven S Harding Home Red Gate
MM 28.5 Intersect SR 350, LT
MM 28.7 Intersect Country Club Drive, RT
MM 28.7 Pass Golf Course



MM 29.5 Intersect Carr St, RT
Cross Indiana State Road 101
MM 30.7 Back to Town Hall

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Artist - Elizabeth O'Rear

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Elizabeth O'Rear
8850 State Road 135 South
Freetown, Indiana 47235
812-988-1090

Elizabeth O'Rear is an artist who maintains a gallery of her own work which consists of a varitey of subject matter using a variety of mediums.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Ferrer Gallery

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Ferrer Gallery
61 West Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448-7047
(812) 988-1994



Ferrer Gallery is a mulch-faceted art destination located in downtown Nashville, Indiana, in the art colony of Brown County. It occupies a spacious, sunlit area on the second floor of the historic Village Green Building, built in 1910.

Ferrer Gallery currently represents over 30 local, regional and national artists working in a variety of art and craft mediums, traditional to contemporary.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Brown County Craft Gallery

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Brown County Craft Gallery
58 East Main Street
Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-7058



Brown County Craft Gallery is a unique, cooperative gallery featuring the work of more than 30 local and area artisans.

All items in the Brown County Craft Gallery are created by artisans from Brown County and the surrounding area, some with 40+ years experience in their art. The gallery has a wide variety of weaving, knitting, pottery, jewelry, baskets, wall hangings, leather, metalwork, stained glass, folk art dolls, original watercolors and prints of Brown County scenes, photography, gourd creations, woodworking, silk scarves, handmade soap and other crafts available year round.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Brown County Art Guild

Brown County Art Guild
48 South Van Buren Street
PO Box 324
Nashville, IN 47448

The Brown County Art Guild displays the artwork of over fifty contemporary artists. There are two floors of gallery exhibition space for member and guest artists. These shows are changed three times each year.



Special monthly exhibits, featuring one - two member artists is also on display in the Upper floor's Loft Gallery. Receptions for our featured artists take place during the Village Art Walks on Second Saturdays.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brown County Art Gallery

Brown County Art Gallery
Artist Drive and Main Street
PO Box 443
Nashville, In 47448




The Brown County Art Gallery provides first class exhibition space, vault storage and art conservation as well as historic programs and exhibits. Every October, early Indiana art collectors loan rarely seen paintings for the annual Collector's Showcase. The Gallery also owns a large collection of antique tea cups, which are used at the Annual Victorian Tea.

The Brown County Art Gallery promotes Indiana's living artists by providing them with subsidized exhibit space and a professional staff.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Barb Brooke Davis Studio and Gallery

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Barb Brooke Davis Studio and Gallery
61 West Main Street
2nd Level
Historic Village Green Building
Nashville, IN, 47448
812.360.0478

Using hand-dyed vintage textiles, Barb designs exquisite home accessories, wall art, seasonal pillows, and incredible stockings at the Barb Brooke Davis Studio and Gallery.

Classes and supplies available at the Barb Brooke Davis Studio and Gallery

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Nashville Image Olde Tyme Photography

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Nashville Image Olde Tyme Photography
75 South Jefferson Street
Nashville IN 47448
812.988.8292

Nashville Image Olde Tyme Photography does fun, themed photographs of yourself, family and friends. Nashville Image Olde Tyme Photography also does wedding photography.

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