Monday, November 10, 2014

Abandoned James E. Pepper Distillery, exterior shots.

Pepper distillery, 1930s.  Photographer unknown.

Here is part two of our series about the old James E. Pepper distillery.  Here is the first installment.  When we checked it out last year, the current owners were just embarking on a pretty intensive restoration of the property.  It keeps looking better and better all the time.  Check them out on facebook if you're interested...  anyhow...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Indiana Army Ammunition Plant, History Brochure, circa 1973

This turned up recently, and its pretty unique.  As best as we can tell, its some sort of  INAAP history booklet, perhaps handed out during tours or at some conference or another.  It looks like it was written by someone at the plant, as it contains a great deal of information about INAAP; its history, its capacity, workforce, etc etc.  While it is missing a few pages (2, 20-22), it is still a remarkable little document.  Of note is the reference on page "8" to the fact that 1,000 German prisoners of war worked at the plant at one point.  Hopefully someone finds this stuff interesting.  Rather than hosting it as a pdf, it is set up as pictures that are viewable one at a time.

Monday, June 16, 2014

USS Indianapolis ship's Bell, Indianapolis, Indiana

Located in the Indiana World War Memorial in Indianapolis Indiana sits an unusual relic of a mostly forgotten voyage that helped to change history.  Join us today as we examine it and the circumstances that led to it being left largely in the shadows.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Nick's Powder Keg Museum of Treasures, Utica, Indiana

Located in Utica, Indiana, we found this neat private collection on a recent trip through the area.  Join us as we look at the interesting artifacts and architecture on display at this hidden local treasure.  We must point out that this is a private collection, and that it is not always open.  Check their Facebook page for various public events, and do not trespass to see anything on your own. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

George Rogers Clark Homesite Cabin, Clarksville, Indiana

Located along the Ohio River, this log cabin is a historical reconstruction.  It is located in the same area as the original George Rogers Clark homesite, the exact location having been lost to history.    Join us today as we check out this neat local attraction.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rostrum at Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Located in the "military section" of the Cave Hill National Cemetery, this structure is all the remains of a rostrum constructed in 1898.  It was once a speaking platform for the various remembrance events and ceremonies held in this section of the cemetery.  It has not seen use in a number of years, and though somewhat conserved, it has fallen into relic condition.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Abandoned Fourteen Mile Creek Bridges and INAAP - Charlestown, Indiana

The grounds of the abandoned Indiana Army Ammunition Plant are littered with all sorts of structures and debris.  Today, we explore some bridges on the north eastern side of the land, now overgrown but still quite interesting.