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The Grave in the Middle of the Road: Part 2

Some interesting developments have been happening at The Grave in the Middle of the Road in Johnson County, Indiana. I previously wrote a post about the history of the grave, a little over two years ago now. In May of this year (2016), it was

A Chair for Our Baby

Sixmile Cemetery is a small cemetery on a hill next to the stone quarry in Hayden, Indiana. Beautiful to visit during a sunset, but there isn’t much about this cemetery that sets it apart from the others in the area. However, there is the grave of a child

The Pigeon Roost Massacre

Pigeon Roost was a small village in Indiana, established in 1809 by William E. Collings. It’s current day location is between Scottsburg and Henryville, near Underwood, Indiana. Shortly after the War of 1812 began, a war party of Native Americans made a surprise attack on

The Reno Gang

It was the years after the Civil War when most of the nation suffered from unemployment and crime. Many outlaw gangs formed during this time, including a gang of brothers: Frank, John, Simeon, and William Reno. The brothers were from Rockford, a small community two

Dollhouse Graves of Indiana

Vivian Mae Allison and Lova Cline were two young girls taken from their families much too soon. Their devoted parents built and then placed dollhouses on their graves, an unusual sight for many people who first come across them. Vivian (1894-1899) is buried in the

To Forever Gaze Upon Her Face

Fernand Arbelot is buried in Cimetière du Père Lachaise, within the city of Paris, France. He seems quite the mysterious character, described as a musician, an actor, and sometimes an architect, little else is known about him. However, most people remember him for “his one

Skyline Bill’s Resting Place

George F. Willman, otherwise known as Skyline Bill, was sort of a legend in Jennings County, Indiana. It’s known that he arrived in Indiana at the age of 17, and had various jobs in his lifetime, including a railroad telegrapher, a stagecoach driver, and a rodeo

The Old Man in the Cemetery

I’ve heard a tale about a statue in the Crothersville City Cemetery that will shake your hand, or maybe it’s not the statue, but the ghost of a banker that spent all the bank’s money. Either way I wanted to go check this cemetery out. There are

The Grave in the Middle of the Road

Nancy Kerlin Barnett died on December 1, 1831 and was laid to rest in a small cemetery on a hill overlooking Sugar Creek in Johnson County, Indiana. Eventually, a road was put in near to the cemetery, but all was still well. The trouble started