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Jul 25, 2009 - Grant County - Coolest Destination

Today was a washout at the campground, so I found some places to explore, all in Grant County. It proclaims it's the coolest destination in the Midwest and has been since 1955 when James Dean became a sensation. Dean was born and raised in Fairmount. There is a museum there with lots of his artifacts on the first floor, except for a room dedicated to the works of Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. The second floor contains stuff from Fairmount's past from a bone of a Mastadon, arrowheads, school pictures, band uniforms and instruments,...

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