After mentioning Charlie Hamilton’s Baseball Bike Tour in my last post, I went to his web site and read the articles he wrote for Boston Baseball Magazine. Very good! He had fun rating the fans at each ballpark. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I finished. It reminded me of my 1996 tour [...]
One of the things that the rectangular survey system did was turn land into a commodity that could be easily identified, bought, and sold. Perhaps Adam Engle was someone who did a lot of trading in that commodity market.
I’ve already written about the surprise of my first-ever ride to Topeka in LaGrange County, Indiana. This was the road by which I rode on that day in 1997. The above sign about “Life in the Past Lane” wasn’t there back then. This is downtown Topeka, facing west (again). Just down the street and on [...]
After leaving the Turkey Creek valley I did stop for a few photos on my way to the Wabash River (on October 10, 2004). This was taken a couple of hours after leaving that road along Turkey Creek. Just looking at these photos makes me wish the snow would go away so I could go [...]
Back on August 12, I did a ride to the Tamarack House on the south edge of LaGrange County (Indiana), then followed a windy road (perhaps an old Indian trail?) to Kendallville where Myra was to pick me up. On the way, I encountered this historical marker. I don’t know much about the early history [...]