Erica enjoyed the picturesque neighborhoods
And the fried mushrooms
It is a good thing that Joshua insisted on stopping by the local history museum. There was a lot of interesting stuff there.
More interactive museum fun. Baby Charles loved the motorcycle ride as you can see. And Erica did archaeology in Christina's memory. The thing that Baby C and I are pointing to is an 1860's era plow embedded in a tree. When a boy from Wabash heard that Abe Lincoln had called for volunteers to defend the Union, this plowboy cast aside his plow into the woods and enlisted right away. Meanwhile, a tree grew up around this plow until it was rediscovered many years later. The tree was cut down, but as for this portion of the trunk and the plow, well, they're history.
At the museum we learned about Modoc the Elephant. Then in the middle of town we discovered this mural about him. Moreover, instead of cows, horses or bison, Wabash has a bunch of miniature elephant statues. The circus came to Wabash one day in the 1940s. Modoc the elephant got loose and went on a rampage down Main Street. And, as they say, the rest is history...
For even more on the big guy: Modoc's Legacy
Hotel room bigger than our apartment. We want a king bed someday.
In the middle of an evergreen labyrinth, we discovered a long-lost statue of Erica
My name is Josh Wheatley, and this is my Generations Project...