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Spotted…in Indiana: Share the interesting sights you see with others.

Tom J Bechman 1, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

July 18, 2020

2 Min Read
wagon wheel turned into mailbox post
SAYS IT ALL: This wheel has rolled its last roll! It’s preserved as part of a mailbox display in western Howard County, Ind. Diane Stout

The “spotters” are uncovering unusual sights across Indiana. You may have never noticed how many pieces of antique farm machinery are displayed as decorations until we asked you to look for interesting sights along Indiana roadways.

Here’s a piece of an antique farm tool — a wagon — captured permanently in a mailbox display. Diane Stout, Carroll County, drove east into Howard County to find this one. The simple sign says it all: “Dun Rolling.”

Maybe this one caught my eye because we have a wagon wheel as part of a permanent room divider, in lieu of a boring window, in our house. A previous owner installed a giant wood stove and cut the opening holding the wheel to help distribute heat.

It’s a conversation piece, so we leave it. And it looks to be older than the wheel pictured here. Our wheel came off a very old wagon.

Distinct shape

There’s no mistaking the shape of this artwork (below). David Hedrick, who snapped the photo and sent it along, labeled it a “junkyard buffalo.” Hedrick says it sits and never moves, resting on a pasture field south of Old Michigan Road on Shelby County Road 700 East in eastern Shelby County.

buffalo statue made out of wire

RUSTY ART: Perhaps it’s a fine line between “rusty” and “rustic” — you decide.

Both contributors will receive a gift card for sharing something “Spotted … in Indiana.” Send us a usable picture of what you see that is unusual. If we use it, we’ll send you a gift card, too. Large-format, horizontal, digital images are preferred.

Here’s a hint: If you live in northern Indiana and travel a state highway heading north out of Wabash, keep your eyes open. On a recent trip up there, I saw something sitting on top of a building that doesn’t belong there. Let’s see who can find it first!

Send entries to [email protected] or P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131.

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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