Legend has it that Johnny Appleseed roamed through what are now Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for a half a century by living off the land, sowing apple seeds, and nurturing the apple trees.
Founded in 1904, the Medora Shale Brick Company was one of nearly 55 brick plants in Indiana at the turn of the century. The surrounding hills in Jackson County provided a ready supply of material for brick production.
Located in Washington County on Mill Creek, Beck’s Mill was built in 1808 by George Beck, Sr. It’s the only surviving mill in a county that once boasted more than sixty mills. Using just a water wheel and a turbine to propel the grinding stones, this mill was in operation until 1914, when modern roller mill operations and the urbanization of flour mills made it obsolete.
The National Military Home in Marion, Indiana, was a branch of the “National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers” established by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
Designed by Harrison Albright and built in 1902, the West Baden Springs Hotel is an architectural marvel located on 684 acres of woods, springs, and formal gardens in Southern Indiana ‘s Orange County . The Hotel’s nearly 700 rooms form around a central dome that is 200 feet in diameter and 100 feet high. It is believed that this dome was the world’s largest clear-span dome until the Astrodome was built in 1963.