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Oct 16, 2014 - Amish Heritage Trail 2

We finished part two of our Amish Heritage scenic drive today. We visited the town of Wakarusa first. We loved all the incredible fall foliage on this drive. My pictures do not capture all the beauty. We also loved the huge pumpkin tree in downtown Wakarusa, they used over 150 pumpkins to make this awesome display. Our next stop was Amish Acres where they have the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Widow Barbara Stahly and her five sons migrated from Germany to the southwest corner of Elkhart County, in...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Beginning the journey

The call of the open road is a very powerful feeling. Maybe it is the fact that people want to see and visit other places that aren't everday sights that they view on a day to day basis. It could be that people, like myself want to see the country that no geographic book could ever show. Maybe it is a nomadic sense to wander. Whatever the case, this journal will document the feelings, sights, and the people that I have met and encountered. I work for a company that delivers rvs and specialty vehicles to dealership around the country. My...

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Sep 30, 2010 - "Waky Walk"

From Elkhart Campground – Elkhart, IN WAKARUSA, IN……as we drove through this small community on the Heritage Trail drive earlier this week we saw its tree lined residential streets and a main street that called out for you to remember a younger more innocent America and we knew we had to return to do the “Waky Walk” and see this town up closer. The town was established in 1852 and was first named Salem. It is said to have gotten its current name when an Indian maiden fell from her horse and sank in mud. Her comment at the time of this...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

Oct 5, 2009 - Wakarusa Indiana

October 6 2009 Wakarusa Indiana Wakarusa was famous as the home of several RV manufacturers. Since last year, many of the manufacturers have gone out of business leaving Wakarusa with a high unemployment rate. The unemployment rate in the whole area exceeds 20 percent. Wakarusa is also the home of the Wakarusa Dime Store, which is the home of the Wakarusa world famous jellybeans. The jellybeans are not manufactured there, but by a company that only makes the beans for the dime store. These are the best jellybeans in the world. We did buy a...

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