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Lost In Indiana Book

I am proud to announce that my new book Lost In Indiana is now available on Amazon HERE. Lost In Indiana is not your average travel book and more than just a list of places to visit. Mike Sonnenberg (Author of Lost In Michigan) tells stories of strange and historic locations in the Hoosier State

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Lost In Ohio Book Now Available

My new book Lost In Ohio: Discovering Strange and Historic Places in the Buckeye State is now available on Amazon HERE I have been working on it over the summer and I am excited that it has finally been published. I drove almost 2000 miles around Ohio visiting unique and interesting places that are not

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The Rotary Jail

Crawfordsville is about fifty miles northwest of Indianapolis. Because it needed a new jail in the late 1800s and is close to Indiana’s largest city, it has one of the most unique jails in the country. Architect William H. Brown patented the rotary jail in 1881, and it was built by Haugh, Ketcham & Co.

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Before trains and trucks, boats floated cargo down the Ohio River in the early days of the United States. Pirates and thieves often attacked the river boats and one of the most notorious locations was the Cave-In-Rock along the Illinois side of the river. The massive cave was created a millennia ago by water carving

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The Amazing Woman Raised in this Abandoned House

  Near Arcadia Michigan is this old farmhouse hidden in the trees where a little girl named Harriet Quimby lived with her family. When she was a teenager, she moved with her parents to California where she grew up with a love of writing. She wrote seven screenplays directed by D.W. Griffith, and even acted in

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The Ruins In The Park

Holliday Park sits about five miles north of Indianapolis, and it is where you will find ruins of a long forgotten building. The strange thing is they are not remnants of an Indiana building but one that stood on Broadway Street in New York City. The twenty-six story St. Paul building was one of the

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A Beached Whaleback

Superior Wisconsin sits at the western end of Lake Superior. At the end of Barkers Island in the towns harbor is a strange looking ship. It looks like an combination of freighter and submarine. Designed by Scottish born Captain Alexander McDougall whalebacks had unique rounded sides for waves to crash over. She ships cut through

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The Legend of Gore Orphanage

While doing research, I come across many tragic and strange urban legends. Some are wild fictional tales, and others are true stories about horrific events. The legend of Gore Orphanage is a wild tale based on a series of events. The legend goes that Gore Orphanage along the Vermillion River in Northern Ohio burned down,

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The Big Stone Building in Duluth

This massive brown sandstone building stands near downtown Duluth. It was the Central High School and the clock tower has watched over the city since it was constructed in 1892. Classes were no longer held in the historic school after a new central high school was built in 1971. The building is now used as

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Treasure Hunting

I enjoy watching the treasure hunting shows such as The Curse Of Oak Island on TV. I am not sure they will ever find any gold or silver but it is interesting to watch. I am on a epic quest in search of treasure but it is not for fortune or fame. It is a

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The Cross in the Gulf

This simple white cross stands on a mound near the Gulf Of Mexico. It is in Pensacola Beach and marks the site of the first Cristian religious service. On August 14, 1559 a Spanish expedition, consisting of eleven ships under the command of Spanish Conquistador Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano, landed on the shores

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