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June is Limestone Month

What do the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Rockefeller Center in New York City, and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina have in common? They — and hundreds of other buildings and monuments — were all constructed with Indiana limestone. Read more >

Christmas Shopping Getaway Weekend in Bedford, Indiana

Pat Hutchinson, owner of Christmas in Bedford, is making special arrangements with her daughter, Roxi, who owns The Gardens Inn, a bed and breakfast right there in Bedford, Indiana (Lawrence County) for you Christmas shoppers. Pat and Roxi are offering Read more >

Carve Your Adventures in Stone in Southern Indiana

Many of our nation’s iconic buildings – such as the Empire State Building and Pentagon – might still be blueprints on a shelf if it wasn’t for southern Indiana’s natural resources. The area anchored by Lawrence County aka “Limestone Country” Read more >

Visit the Joe Palooka Statue in Oolitic, Indiana

Tiny Oolitic, Indiana (Lawrence County) is home to one of the biggest comic stars from the 1930s and 1940s, Joe Palooka. Joe was an upstanding and virtuous sports hero and one of the most popular comic book characters, ranking as Read more >

Lawrence County Limestone Heritage Festival, July 4, 2012

The state of Indiana is built on limestone. Literally. Southern Indiana is primarily a limestone base, that part of Indiana is dotted with limestone quarries, and many of our country’s buildings are built with Indiana limestone. So it makes sense Read more >

11th Annual Lawrence County History Festival and Powwow

The 11th annual Lawrence County History Festival is taking place April 20 – 22, 2012 in Bedford, Indiana at the Bedford North Lawrence High School/North Lawrence Career Center. The festival will showcase a Native American powwow and a historical timeline, including Read more >

Bluespring Caverns in Bedford, IN Reopens for Season

If you’ve ever been in a cave, you know all the dreary walking you have to do. It’s so hard. Er, sorry, I was thinking about my kids, and the last time we went through a guided cave tour in Read more >

Indiana Artisan: Sue Wilson, Carousel Winery

The Indiana Artisan program is not just about art, it’s about creation and being able to build and make things with your hands that other people enjoy — so it’s about food and drink just as much as it is Read more >

65th Annual Persimmon Festival in Mitchell, IN – September 17 – 25, 2011

The persimmon — the American one, not the Japanese one — is a little-known fruit that grows throughout Lawrence County. To celebrate this sweet treat, Mitchell, Indiana holds the Persimmon Festival every year. This year marks the 65th year they’ve Read more >

So Much to Do at Spring Mill State Park

Last month my fellow Indiana Insider blogger Erik wrote a post about Mitchell, Indiana’s plans to celebrate Gus Grissom’s 50th anniversary in space. The events all take place this weekend (Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24). Family commitments are keeping my family from Read more >