John McCoy and Tippecanoe

Robert McCoy gravestone, McCoy cemetery, Knox County, Indiana

In the McCoy Cemetery (Knox County, IN 27-Mar-2012) there are two tombstones for Robert McCoy, placed back to back. In John Reel – Found there is a photo showing the one on the other side of the one shown in the above photo. Tonight I am trying to reconcile information about Robert’s brother, John.   Family […]

School memorials in Knox County

Sign commemorating Frichton, Indiana's school

From March 27’s ride.   Public schools are important in developing a maintaining a sense of community.   Much more than the school building is lost when a small town finds it necessary to merge its school with one in a larger town nearby.   It looks like the people of Frichton tried to control the damage by […]

Brouillette Road

Brouillette Road, Knox County, Indiana

This was the first time I got my camera out on my five days of rides from Walt and Anne Rinderle’s B&B in Knox County week before last.   Google map has it labelled it as Bruillotto Road in some places, and Brouilette Road in others. The French name would be appropriate in that Vincennes […]

Treaty line stop on the way to Owl Prairie

A piece of the Vincennes Tract treaty line

After the ride to French Lick the previous day I  was ready for a shorter ride on Friday.  There was a stiff wind from the southwest, so I went northeast to Owl Prairie in Daviess County.   You won’t find Owl Prairie on a map, though, because for most of its existence the place has been […]

Alternate Destination: French Lick

On US-150 on the way to French Lick

The original destination for Thursday’s ride was Freeman’s Corner.   At this point, where I crossed the White River on a trestle bridge near Wheatland, it was still the destination.   Later I decided that the town of French Lick was a more realistic goal. Most of the day’s ride was into the wind.   Then, when I […]

John Reel – Found

Just north of the Louis Reel Sr place

On Tuesday’s ride I was looking for the John Reel who served in a mounted militia unit during the Black Hawk war.   I thought I might have found his grave in the McCoy Cemetery near Monroe City, Indiana, but it was only an informed guess, based on very scanty information. Wednesday morning I learned my […]

Looking for John Reel

Hamline Chapel cemeteries

This scene is from yesterday’s bike ride.  I was looking for the grave of a John Reel who was in the militia from Vincennes that marched to the Black Hawk war (or at least part-way there).    I may have found him, but not at this cemetery, even though at lot of Reels are buried here, […]