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Sep 24, 2013 - My, Mrs. Wick You Have Nice Pies!

9/24/2013. Tuesday. My, Mrs Wick You Have Nice Pies! It was 41 degrees this morning when our little tootsies hit the floor! Burrrrr. After a breakfast of hot blueberry oatmeal and hot tea, we were off to see the historic canal town of Metamora just south of our campground. http://www.metamoraindiana.com/ The town was built in the 1830's and most of the buildings are still there. There stands an operating grist mill built in 1845 on the canal near a spill way that turns the water wheel. The canal boat,which is pulled by horses, was built in...

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May 27, 2012 - Metamora area

Dolores (oops - Lori) wanted to go with me to find the few letterboxes in the area, so off we went. We had both been to Metamora before and I did find one of two possible boxes in that quaint old town. It used to be a thriving town before the railroad provided transportation of goods, and then it was a good place to see how life was lived back in the early 1800s, but now it is almost a ghost town. so sad. They still use the grinding machines and make and sell cornmeal. On special weekends, a train commutes between here and another town and...

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Aug 23, 2006 - Metamora whitewater Canal Site

We went to a small town called Metamore, it has the Whitewater Canal Site and small shops for a fun filled day. In 1836 they built a canal to be able to transport grain and cargo by water. A horse walked on a path next to the canal, it would pull the barage that was attached by rope to the horse. You can take a ride by boat or you can take a steam train ride like back in the old cowboy days. You can enjoy the day slight seeing and in the evening enjoy a great meal at a quite sidewalk cafe.

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