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Needmore Pyramid Ruins

Posted by Stu On July - 21 - 2006

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A pyramid in Indiana? Sort of. Back in the 50’s, a 1/5 scale Great Pyramid and a portion of the Great Wall were to have been built for a new development. Long story short, the funding stopped, and the development never came to be.

Old Highway 37 just….stops. A gate guards the entrance to the doomed development, with a small pyramid on either side. The road isn’t in too great of shape either.

The pyramid, never completed, still stands, slowly being reclaimed by nature. Behind the pyramid is a large field of limestone blocks; it reminded me of Ringing Rocks in PA. Whether these were to have been part of the pyramid or the wall, I don’t know.

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Bluespring Caverns

Posted by Stu On July - 21 - 2006

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Excuse the dark pictures; as I learned at both Howe & Secret Caverns, digital cameras are horrible in low/no light situations.

Bluespring Caverns differs from most other cavern tours because the entire tour is by boat. For about an hour, you are on a small metal boat, going through both large rooms and narrow passages. Bluespring does have some formations, but not as many as other caverns I’ve visited.

Just a few decades ago, the cave entrance was a farmer’s pond. When the farmer woke up the day after a very bad storm, he discovered his pond was gone. It had drained into the cave system below. You can still see the outline of the pond.
There’s a steep walkway down to the cave entrance. Not far inside is the dock.


Albino crayfish. There are also eyeless albino fish in the caverns.


Returning to the dock.

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Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

Posted by Stu On December - 20 - 2003

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Not much to say about this; I just happen to like covered bridges. This one was built in 1880 and can be found in Brown County, just minutes north of Nashville (Nashville, IN that is).

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Tree Stump Cemetery

Posted by Stu On August - 20 - 2003

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Not a whole lot to say about this……it’s a tiny, tiny cemetery on a hill. I found it accidentally while looking for Gobbler’s Rock, which unfortunately I didn’t find this time.
Nothing spectacular; what caught my interest were the headstones that looked like tree stumps.

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Roadside Stonehenges

Posted by Stu On August - 20 - 2003

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Spencer 8/03
Bloomington 4/04

Found this alongside Rt. 46 in Indiana……we were on our way to Nashville when I noticed 3 stone…..things on the side of the road. There was even a little bridge leading to one of them. We couldn’t get too close because of traffic, so I had to take a few pics quickly from the car. I didn’t know what to make of the place, since it was in front of a medical company.

I asked my grandpa if he knew anything about the stones. He said they’re most likely unusable cuts from quarries. When asked why they were stacked up in nifty lil’ tower things in front of a medical company, he shrugged, “Probably those damn art students up at the college.”


4/04

I found some more stone silliness a few miles away in Bloomington. These stones can be found next to the Harley-Davidson parking lot.

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