Sagamore Parkway bridge demolition

Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Bridge demolition July 12, 2016.

Today, July 12th, 2016, one of the road bridges, over the Wabash River, was demolished, using explosives. This is the latest phase in the reconstruction project, of the bridge carrying the east bound carriageway of Sagamore Parkway, formerly US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, Indiana.

River Road, Old State Road 43, which is situated next the Wabash River, and passes under the bridge, has been closed from Monday July 11, 2016, for approximately one month.

Traffic from the east bound bridge has been diverted onto the other, west bound bridge, temporarily. The deck had previously been stripped off of the bridge framework, and the most easterly span was removed, before the framework was demolished, at approximately 9AM, on the 12th. Crews have been given 24 hours to remove the debris from the river.

The east bound bridge is situated south of the west bound bridge, and was constructed in 1936, and is therefore older than the west bound bridge. The two bridges are of completely different designs.

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2016 Wolcott Summer Festival

We are looking forward to visiting the 48th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival, on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The Annual Wolcott Summer Festival started in 1969 when the town of Wolcott experienced several disastrous fires and some of the citizens pondered on how to perk up the town’s spirit. “Why not a festival like we had in 1961 to celebrate the town’s Centennial.” July 4th was suggested and what would be better than to celebrate our town and the birthday of the United States at our festival. It was done! And Wolcott Summer Festival began…

Visit their Facebook Page at

www.facebook.com/WolcottFestival

Wolcott Festival Website

This annual festival features a classic car and a tractor show, and live music on stage. This year featuring one of my favorite bands, the Groove Catz.

The Groove Catz on stage at Wolcott

General view of the show

A general view of the car show by cjp02 on http://www.flickr.com

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2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

If you didn’t know, the annual Strawberry Festival will be held this coming weekend, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

The Festival runs June 10, through the 12th, 2016.

(Pictures from 2013 Festival – by cjp02 on FLICKR)

Festival Grounds

The Groove Catz on stage at the Festival

General view of the show

With great entertainment, a flea market, tractor show, and on Sunday, a large classic car show, there is plenty for people of all ages. My favorite part is the car show, on Sunday.

Checkout their website for schedule and much more:-

http://thestrawberryfestival.com/

US 52 Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Wabash River Bridge

This interesting bridge is of Warren Deck Truss construction. It was built in 1936, has a total span of 982 feet, and carries the east bound carriageways of US52, from West Lafayette to Lafayette, across the Wabash River and State Road 43, at Lafayette, in Indiana. http://bridgehunter.com/in/tippecanoe/19010/

As I type this, at the end of May 2016, work is about to begin to remove and replace this old bridge. The structure and superstructure are deemed to be structurally deficient, and also the construction is similar the I35W bridge in Minnesota that collapsed suddenly in August 2007. http://bridgehunter.com/mn/hennepin/mississippi-35w/

The pictures were taken from underneath the bridges, besides State Road 43, May 30th, 2016.

 

GPS: 40.451664, -86.895164

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2015 Covington Apple Festival

 

COVINGTON, Ind. — The 25th annual Covington Apple Fest will fill the square around the Fountain County Courthouse on Saturday.

The day’s events actually start at 7 a.m. with the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the fire station. It will be served until 10 a.m. EDT.

At 8 a.m. EDT, a bicycle tour sponsored by the Fountain Trust Co. will pedal off. Call the Covington Banking Center at (765) 793-2237 for information.

Events begin with a 9:45 a.m. EDT welcome from Mayor Brad Crain. Vendors will be set up around the courthouse until 5 p.m. EDT.

The Little Miss Apple of Your Eye and Johnny Appleseed contest will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Registration for boys and girls ages 4-8 begins runs 9-9:30 a.m. EDT at festival headquarters.

A car, truck and motorcycle show runs during the event. Registration will be 9-11 a.m. EDT with trophies awarded at 2 p.m.

Tours of the historic courthouse murals by Kay Hunter are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1842 Fountain County Clerk’s Building/Museum at 516 Fourth St. will be open all day as well.

The Masonic Fish Fry will close out the day, serving from noon until 6:30 p.m. EDT at the fire station.

Entertainment Schedule

(All times EDT)

• 9:45 a.m. — Welcome; City of Covington Mayor and 2015 Apple Fest Queen

• 10-10:30 a.m. — Johnny Appleseed & Little Miss Apple of Your Eye Contest

• 10:30-11 a.m. — Joseph White, balloon artist, story teller, magician

• 11-11:30 a.m. — Covington High School Band

• 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Wabash Valley Area Band

• 12:30-1 p.m. — Forgiven

• 1:15-1:45 p.m. — Friendship Circle Center Line Dancers

• 2-2:45 p.m. — Curt Kiser

• 3-3:30 p.m. — Shozet Keller-Stump

• 3:30-4 p.m. — Sweet Adelines

• 4-5 p.m. — Kasey Burton

This report about the festival from the Commercial News:

http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/covington-ready-for-apple-fest/article_4e842119-92f4-5aeb-a577-6149e5c206c0.html

Lest We Forget

Today, September 11th, 2015, is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack, known as 9-11.

There is a memorial, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to the men and women that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11th, 2001. This monument was dedicated on September 6 2012, and includes two pieces of the World Trade Center, as a monument to all who lost their lives there, at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93, that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

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The monument is facing the Jasper County Court House, in front of the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department building, on the corner of South Cullen and East Harrison Streets, in downtown Rensselaer, Indiana.

Text on the memorial:

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO
LOST THEIR LIVES AND TO
THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO
SAVE SO MANY OTHERS ON
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

THEIR COURAGE AND LOVE OF
OUR COUNTRY WILL BE A SOURCE
OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT
TO OUR GREAT NATION
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Physical address of memorial:
203 S. Cullen St
Rensselaer, Indiana USA
47978

Further Information:
Rensselaer Republican Newspaper Website for more information: (visit link)

RVFD unveils Sept.11 memorial (visit link)

City of Rensselaer Fire Department (visit link)

RVFD Online (visit link)

This memorial on Waymarking.com

Indian Creek Hill Cemetery Veterans Memorial – rural Montgomery County, IN

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Situated at the front of the Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, right next to Indiana State Road 47, this memorial commemorates all veterans. It comprises a large stone, the text of which is given below, a flag pole and flag, and a pair of stone benches.

Memorial text:-

Indian Creek Hill
Cemetery
Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the gallant men
and women who served their
country during war and peace.

They stood, were counted and
served their country with honor.

We honor the loved ones
who waited for their return

We shall not forget.

Indian Creek Hill Cemetery is located beside Indiana State Road 47, south west of the town of New Market, between Crawfordsville and Waveland, IN.

The cemetery is situated on a small hill. The oldest graves can be found in the center of this well kept cemetery, near the top of the hill.

According to Find A Grave http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=85513 there are currently approximately 1475 interments.

This cemetery is located in Brown Township, and is one of the eight cemeteries in this township.

Brown Township is one of eleven townships in Montgomery County, Indiana. As of the 2010 Census, there were 1719 residents of Brown Township.

Wikipedia Brown Twp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Township,_Montgomery_County,_Indiana

Wikipedia Montgomery County page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County,_Indiana

This cemetery on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMKY78

This Veteran’s Memorial on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMM0HK