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Archives for July 11, 2010

Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana

Norman Rockwell illustrated more than 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, and was responsible for publishing five decades of everyday American life for this popular magazine. Norman Rockwell’s featured exhibit greets visitors at the entrance of the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana. During World War II, Norman Rockwell made a series […]

Hoosier Bat Company in Valparaiso, Indiana

Ash, hickory and maple are the three different types of wood that make up a baseball bat from Hoosier Bat Company. Maple is used for the bat’s barrel, hickory for the hitting area and ash for the handle. Three woods are pieced together in a finger-like pattern and they are known for their durability. This […]

Henry County Historical Society Museum in New Castle, Indiana

Civil War general William Grose built his Italianate style Victorian home in 1870. He contracted local architect Thaddeus Coffin to oversee construction. The history of these two Hoosiers can be explored at this Indiana museum, which has been housed in the general’s mansion since 1901. For over a century, the Henry County Historical Society has […]

The History Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana was named the “most lawless town in Indiana” by the Chicago Tribune in 1875. The History Center features an exhibit known as the “calaboose,” an old slang term meaning jail. Police memorabilia, county history, Native American artifacts and tons of other historic pieces make up the collection at this Indiana museum. The […]

Moore-Youse Home Museum in Muncie, Indiana

One of the longest standing historic homes in Muncie is the Moore-Youse Home Museum located downtown. For 120 years the house was home to three generations of the same family, beginning in 1849 when it was built. Tours of this Indiana attraction are available for a small admission fee once a month and by appointment. […]

Old Bag Factory in Goshen, Indiana

Fourteen shops make up this unique Indiana shopping location, where visitors travel from as far away as Canada. Goshen, Indiana‘s City Trolley System once had a terminal inside the Old Bag Factory, and parts of the trolley line still remain. These Indiana businesses are set up like an outdoor open-air mall. Shops range in variety […]

Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana

Traditional Amish-style country cooking makes up the delicious menu at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, a very popular Indiana restaurant in Middlebury. The large facility can seat up to 1,100 customers in its many dining halls. The restaurant is the gemstone of Das Dutchman Essenhaus, but that’s not all this Indiana attraction has to offer. The centerpiece […]

Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa in Peru, Indiana

Water from the Mississinewa River carved out the Seven Pillars in the limestone walls, and several small caves remain. This Indiana attraction is one of the best kept secrets in the Hoosier State. Its almost always vacant, allowing for a peaceful day trip from Indianapolis in the great outdoors. The Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa […]

Tippecanoe River State Park in Winimac, Indiana

Indiana parks are full of color all year round, especially with the fresh blooms of spring of the changing fall foliage. Tippecanoe River State Park in Winimac, Indiana is the ideal destination for an outdoor day trip from Indianapolis. Camping, hiking, boating and picnicking are all popular activities at this Hoosier park, which is located […]

Dan Dakich: Coaching Legend and Radio Personality

Dan Dakich was born August 17, 1962 in Gary, Indiana. He attended Andrean Catholic High School in Merrillville, Indiana where he was a standout basketball and baseball player. Dakich went on to play collegiate basketball at Indiana University under legendary coach Bob Knight. He suited up for the Hoosier from 1982-85, and was a team […]

Gordon Hayward: Indiana Basketball Legend

Gordon Hayward was born March 23, 1990 in Brownsburg, Indiana. He’s in his first season as a professional basketball for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. Hayward attended Brownsburg High School, where he excelled in both basketball and tennis. He played basketball his freshman season, but was a scrawny 5-foot-11 guard and considered […]

Franklin Homes Spend an Average of 94 Days on Market in May, 2010

As has been the case for most central Indiana cities, we have seen just slight increases in some cases, but more often, slight decreases in the total number of pending sales recorded in May, 2009. Alongside this movement we have seen a disproportionately large decrease in the total number of pending sales. This market behavior […]

Fishers Real Estate Market Cools Off in May, 2010

After rising for 4 consecutive months and reaching a 15-month high of 176, the total number of pending sales abruptly reversed course, plummeting to just 71 in May, 2010. This was a drop of 59.7 percent versus the previous month, and a drop of 53.3 versus May of 2009. It’s not uncommon to see a […]

Danville Homes Spend Average 110 Days on Market in May, 2010

There are two things that really stand out in the above graph: pending sales and close sales, both of which are interrelated. Starting with pending sales, there was a 59.1-percent drop from 22 the previous month to just 9 in May. Compared to May of 2009 this was a 25-percent drop. This significant drop translated […]