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Pioneer wagon makes passersby look twice

David Hedrick old wooden wagon
PIONEER CAMPSITE? All David Hedrick could think about when he saw this wagon next to a makeshift campfire was that the family had been camping too long!
Spotted…in Indiana: You never know what objects and signs you will see along Indiana’s highways and back roads.

David Hedrick looked twice when he spotted an old, antique wagon in some state of disrepair in a yard in northern Decatur County near St. Paul, Ind. When he looked the second time, he noticed that what resembled a stand for a firepit or perhaps a skeleton for a small tent was set up behind it.

“I thought of the perfect caption right away,” Hedrick reports. “This family has been camping too long!”

In truth, the wagon likely has a long history and is worth a closer look. It certainly would make anyone look when they drove by it.

Head-turning sign

You’re likely used to see signs that say “Trucks entering and leaving highway” at busy road construction sites on major roads or near towns. However, Laura Leichty chuckled when one appeared in the grass side ditch along her gravel road near Auburn, Ind. She notes that you don’t see much traffic along her road at any time.

“It was even funnier the day the highway crew actually worked there and posted two flaggers, but I didn’t have my camera with me then,” Leichty says. Apparently, there wasn’t a lot of traffic to flag!

Laura Leichtyrural road at sunset

GOING NOWHERE! Laura Leichty started laughing when this county highway sign appeared along their lonely gravel road in the middle of nowhere in Dekalb County, Ind.

If you see something unique while driving along Indiana’s highways and back roads, send us a large-format, horizontal, digital picture. If it is used in the column, you will receive a gift card. Email [email protected]. Include your mailing address. Smartphone camera photos are usually sufficient.

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