The man depicted in the statue is Menominee, a Potawatomi leader who refused to sign the treaty by which the last remaining land in Indiana was taken from them. He wouldn’t really have worn a headress like that, but this statue is from a time when that was the standard image of an Indian chief.
I stopped to take a snapshot of this barn early in a ride to Bruce Lake. It wasn’t too many miles south of Bremen. A dog was barking somewhere in the background. When I got back on my bike, a whole pack of beagle-like dogs came out on the road to greet me. Suddenly [...]
After visiting the Frederick Garver neighborhood on August 12, I headed as straight west as possible. My destination was a place once known as the Tamarack House, on the south edge of LaGrange County, near Wolcottville. By the way, there is a community of beardless Amish on the east side of Goshen. Except they may [...]
The destination for the second day’s ride from Bremen was on the south edge of LaGrange county, 50 miles from camp if I went the short way, which I did not. First I wanted to look for the grave of Frederick Garver, west of Goshen. I had come here back in early June and had [...]
After taking a quick look at Talma, I rode back to the west side of the river, and then south towards Rochester. Toisa’s village and reservation had been here Now there is a different sort of riverside village — lots of cottages and mobile homes, some of them in not very good condition. I haven’t [...]
From Tippecanoe I rode across the river to the west side, and then headed south as close to the river as ridable roads would take me. This was one of them. One good rest stop for photos deserved another a few hundred yards later. I recrossed the river back to the east side to get [...]
This is a photo looking north from the south edge of Tippecanoe, taken on my first visit ever to the area in summer 2000. I remembered the railroad tracks, which seemed to serve as a giant speed bump for the road into town. It’s as if the railroad grade didn’t deign to run at the [...]