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The Perry County Courthouse

New Lexington Ohio sits about forty miles southeast of Columbus. It is there you will find this magnificent Richardsonian Romanesque style building. It is the Perry County Courthouse and it was built in 1887. It is a magnificent looking and historic building. They don’t build new buildings like it anymore. Thank you for Subscribing to

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Camp Ellis

This graffiti covered wall is in a field near the small town of Ipava, Illinois which lies about forty miles southwest of Peoria. In the 1940s, it had a population of about six hundred people. During World War II, the area north of Ipava was chosen for a military training base because it was in

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Fort King

A couple miles east of downtown Ocala Florida is a wooden fort and blockhouse. It is a replica of Fort King named after Colonel William King, commander of Florida’s Fourth Infantry and the first governor of the provisional West Florida region. The original fort was built in 1827 during United States tensions with the Seminole

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The Old Farmhouse in Door County

I saw this old farmhouse along 42 in Wisconsin’s Door County near Egg Harbor. The stone above the door reads 1904. I really enjoyed traveling around Door County. It is a popular tourist destination in the Dairy State. Among all the gift shops, wineries and tourist spots this old house is what attracted my attention.

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The Log Cabin Chapel

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is located a few miles northwest of Terre Haute. It is the oldest college in Indiana. In 1839, the first bishop of the Diocese of Vincennes in Indiana requested help from his home country of France. He asked for a congregation to assist in teaching the early pioneers of Indiana. Mother Theodore

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The Man On The Cross

The Man on the Cross” by the renowned Michigan sculptor Marshall Fredericks stands in northern Michigan. It is made of bronze 3/8″ to 1/2″ thick. It weighs seven tons, is twenty-eight feet tall from head to toe, and the outstretched arms span twenty-one feet. The figure of Christ is attached by thirteen bolts 30″ long

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A Lighthouse in the Desert

Lighthouses have been used for centuries to guide sailors but they can also be used to guide travelers through the desert. Northwest of Phoenix, Arizona near Wenden are the ruins of an old stage coach stop in the middle of the desert. Charles C. Culling was an Englishman that immigrated to the US in search

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The Haunted Infirmary

South of Winchester, Indiana along US-27 is a large brick building. Above the front door carved in stone are the words RANDOLPH CO. INFIRMARY. It was built in 1899 and served the citizens of Randolph County for over a century. The property started as the county poor farm in 1851, taking care of the mentally

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America’s Smallest Chapel

I have seen many small wayside chapels in my travels but this one in Georgia is said to be the smallest chapel in America.  Christ’s Chapel in Memory Park  sits along US Highway 17 near the bridge over the South Newport River and the town of South Newport.  The little church was constructed in 1949

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The Haunted Michigan Ghost Town of Shelldrake

Whitefish Point sticks out into Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The town of Shelldrake, named after a duck common in the area, is a ghost town at the mouth of the Shelldrake River on Whitefish Point. By the late 1890s, Shelldrake had a sawmill, houses for workers that were equipped with bathrooms, a hospital,

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