Largest Ball Of Paint
Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:04 PM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 03:28 PM
Posted 26 August 2006 - 08:28 PM
That's cool! We have heard of that twine ball as well. But last November, after hearing Weird Al Yankovic's ode to quirky roadside attractions in "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota", we made a 600-mile weekend trip to see the famous twine ball. They have actually coined it "The World's Largest Twine Ball Made By One Man", since Francis Johnson was the only person who made this twine ball.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 11:24 AM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:24 PM
That ball of paint is among the gems contained in the book "Indiana Curiosities."
Another is the grave of an Indiana pioneer woman named Nancy Kerlin Bartlett. Her grave was located in "dead center" of where road builders were planning on building a new county road. Her son guarded her grave with his shotgun - and they built the road beside without disturbing it. When the road needed to be widened, also with shotgun in hand, Nancy's grandson now protected her grave and "encouraged" the road crew to plan an alternate route. They didn't - but evidently they compromised.
The Indiana State Fair had an Indiana Curiosities exhibit based upon the book this year, but I stumbled upon this myself this weekend while I was geocaching with a friend. As I read the description of the cache location, I knew it all sounded familiar: here is the cache page, which contains some photos of the area. If you would like to see just what compromise they came to, click here and then follow the link to the photo gallery:
Rest in Peace?
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:33 PM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:37 PM
Cowinkydink! It is ever so close, indeed - we should have plenty of time to do that!
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