Brown County

Jon Kay on May 14, 2012

I was saddened to hear of the passing of old-time fiddler Joe Dawson of Bloomington. He grew up in Axsom Branch, a region in Brown County, which is now nearly forgotten, since it was cleared to build the Monroe Reservoir. While Joe first learned to play tunes in this rural community, it was later in […]

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Jon Kay on June 25, 2011

I was surprised to find two very large sandstone makers, when I drove up to the Bond Cemetery today;. Probably made in the 1890s, the stones show signs of wear and the layers of the stone are flaking pealing off layers of stone and aesthetic details. One of the stones appears to have been shot […]

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Jon Kay on June 18, 2011

The other day when I was spending the morning with my son, Zelton, I asked him if he wanted to go exploring. “Sure.” We hopped in the car and drove about ¼ mile from our house, to a place where I had been several times, but I knew he probably didn’t even know existed—the Bean […]

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Jon Kay on June 9, 2011

Well it might not be the Oracle at Delphi, but it was a pilgrimage we had to make. Last weekend, I took my Indiana Folklore Class on a tour of Brown County. We started by heading to the southern part of the county to see the Stone Head, which is a pre-Civil War road marker […]

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