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Monroe Music Park & Campground Bean Blossom Blues Fest

Helmsburg Sawmill Pool Enterprises

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Fallen Leaf Books

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OLD HICKORY LANE

Finds

The Wild Olive

Brown Co. Art Guild

Hobnob Corner

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Village Green

Brown Co. Winery

New Harmony Soap Co

Gold &Old

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Brown Co Art Gallery

Masonic Lodge

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Health For U Robinson’s Office at the Redbud Charming Finds New Beginnings Boutique Austin Barber Goldilocks Salon

County Offices

Woodlands Touch of Silver Gallery

Main Street Shops

Foxfire

Foxfire Boutique

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Heritage Candy Store Angry Robot Head Over Heels

Heritage Mall

Spears Pottery Juls Etc.

Our Sandwich Place

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Weed Patch Music Company

Pioneer Village Museum

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Miller’s Ice Cream The Candy Dish The Harvest Preserve B3 Gallery

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Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Iris Garden Cottages & Suites

Ice Cream Cottage

Trolly’s Brown Co. Rock & Fossil Shop

Brown Co Public Library

Brown Co. History Center

GOULD STREET Iris Garden Complex

Hoosier Barn & Table Heavenly Biscuit

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Hidden Valley Inn

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Big Woods Pizza

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LaSha’s

Common Grounds Coffee Bar

Men’s Toy Shop

Colonial Bldg.

Carmel Corn Cottage

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Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe

Schwab’s Fudge

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Bird’s Nest Café

The Totem Post

Jack & Jill Nut Shop

Brown Co Playhouse

58 South Apparel

Artists Colony Inn

Artists Colony

Cathy’s Corner

Cedar Creek Winery

Nashville Express

Rhonda Kay’s

Out of the Ordinary and Hickory Bar

Coachlight Square

Country Heritage Winery

Bone Appetit Bakery

Brown Co Inn Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

Quality Inn Brown Co Community YMCA

Bear Hardware

Brown County IGA

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Brown Co Craft Gallery

Cornerstone Inn

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Nashville Gyros Fudge Kitchen

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The Salvation Army

Clay Purl

Antique Alley

For Bare Feet

Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts

OLD SCHOOL WAY Brown County Eye Care

Brown Co Music Center

Seasons Lodge & Conference Center

Doodles by Kara Barnard

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Casa Del Sol

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ANTIQUES Antiques Co-op................................. 56 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 49 Cathy’s Corner................................... 15 The Emerald Pencil........................... 19 FallFare............................................... 51 My Red Moon.................................... 27 Nashville General Store................... 20 Plum Creek Antiques....................... 68 ART, ART SUPPLIES, ART INSTRUCTION B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Antiques Co-op................................. 56 Art Beyond Crayons......................... 56 Art Walk.............................................. 15 Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show & Sale................................. 65 Back Roads of Brown County Tour.13 Bear Hardware.................................. 50 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 49 Brown Co Art Gallery....................... 18 Brown Co Art Guild........................... 19 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 32 Cathy’s Corner................................... 15 The Emerald Pencil........................... 19 FallFare............................................... 51 Ferrer Studio...................................... 19 At Home in the Heartland............... 59 Amanda W. Mathis............................ 18 Papertrix............................................. 15 Rhoden Art at eXplore Brown Co.... 4 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler.................................. 12 Sleepy Cat Studio............................. 19 Spears Pottery................................... 18 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd..... 18 BOOKS Fallen Leaf Books.............................. 12 FallFare............................................... 51 CLOTHING 58 South Apparel.............................. 44 Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show & Sale................................. 65 Bear Hardware.................................. 50 Brown Co T-Shirt Shop..................... 55 Community Closet Thrift Shop....... 63 Finds.................................................... 57 For Bare Feet...................................... 32 Foxfire Boutique............................... 47

Head Over Heels............................... 63 J.B. Goods/ Life is Good................... 24 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 21 My Red Moon.................................... 27 New Beginnings Boutique.............. 51 CRAFTS, POTTERY, GIFTS Angry Robot...................................... 50 Antiques Co-op................................. 56 The Apple Works............................... 51 Art Walk.............................................. 15 Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show & Sale................................. 65 B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Back Roads of Brown County Tour.13 Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 49 Brown Co Art Guild........................... 19 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 32 Brown Co Pottery.............................. 12 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop......... 23 Cathy’s Corner................................... 15 Carol’s Gifts........................................ 14 Clay Purl............................................. 25 Country Folks.................................... 14 Cox Creek Mill.................................... 23 The Emerald Pencil........................... 19 FallFare............................................... 51 The Ferguson House........................ 47 Finds.................................................... 57 For Bare Feet...................................... 32 Foxfire................................................. 47 Gnaw Bone Country Store & Bakery............................................. 48 Head Over Heels............................... 63 At Home in the Heartland............... 59 Homestead Weaving Studio........... 18 Hoosier Barn & Table........................ 46 House of Clocks................................. 56 Ironweed............................................ 32 K. Bellum Leather............................. 46 Kiss the Cook..................................... 14 Lightspinner StudioMartha Sechler.................................. 12 Madeline’s.......................................... 63 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 21 Mosaic Tables by Cindy Steele....... 55 My Red Moon.................................... 27 Nashville General Store................... 20 New Harmony Soap Co.................... 61 New Leaf............................................. 19

ADVERTISER Papertrix............................................. 15 Rhonda Kay’s..................................... 44 Robinson’s at the Redbud............... 51 Simply 4 You...................................... 27 Sleepy Cat Studio............................. 19 Spears Pottery................................... 18 Sweetwater Gallery.......................... 54 The Totem Post.................................. 12 Rosey Bolte-Uncommon Gourd..... 18 Wishful Thinking............................... 27 Woodlands Gallery........................... 32 ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC 19th Hole Sports Bar........................ 34 Brown Co History Center................. 55 Brown Co Music Center................... 66 Brown Co Playhouse........................ 58 Brown Co Shrine Club Event........... 67 Copperhead Creek Gem Mine........ 23 eXplore Brown Co............................... 4 FallFare............................................... 51 Nashville Express Tours................... 55 FOOD & BEVERAGE 19th Hole Sports Bar........................ 34 Abe Martin Lodge............................. 30 The Apple Works............................... 51 Artists Colony Inn............................. 14 Bear Wallow Distillery...................... 45 Birds Nest Cafe.............................23,30 Brown Co IGA.................................... 58 Brown Co Inn..................................... 33 Brown Co Winery.............................. 31 Brozinni Pizzeria............................... 45 The Candy Dish................................... 3 Carmel Corn Cottage....................... 62 Casa del Sol........................................ 62 Cedar Creek Winery.......................... 48 Common Grounds Coffee Bar........ 48 Country Heritage Winery................ 26 Daily Grind Coffee House & Cafe... 32 Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville............ 26 FallFare............................................... 51 Farmhouse Cafe................................ 67 Gatesville Store................................. 59 Gnaw Bone Country Store & Bakery............................................. 48 Gyros Food is Art.............................. 57 The Harvest Preserve......................... 3 Heavenly Biscuit............................... 50 Helmsburg General Store............... 46


DIRECTORY Heritage Candy Store....................... 46 Hobnob Corner Restaurant............ 44 Hoosier Buddy Liquors.................... 25 Hotel Nashville.................................. 26 House of Jerky................................... 14 Ice Cream Cottage............................ 48 Jack and Jill Nut Shop...................... 57 Martinsville Candy Kitchen............. 34 Miller’s Ice Cream................................ 3 Nashville BP....................................... 15 Nashville Fudge Kitchen.................. 72 Nashville General Store................... 20 Nashville Spice Co............................. 71 Our Sandwich Place......................... 55 Out of the Ordinary & Hickory Bar.45. Schwab’s Fudge................................. 55 Seasons............................................... 67 Trolly’s................................................. 54 The Wild Olive..................................... 2 FURNITURE Antiques Co-op................................. 56 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 49 The Ferguson House........................ 47 At Home in the Heartland............... 59 Robinson’s at the Redbud............... 51 HARDWARE Bear Hardware.................................. 50 HATS Head Over Heels............................... 63 K. Bellum Leather............................. 46 JEWELRY B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Back Roads of Brown County Tour.13 Brown Co Antique Mall.................... 49 Brown Co Craft Gallery.................... 32 Cathy’s Corner................................... 15 Ferguson House................................ 47 Finds.................................................... 57 Foxfire................................................. 47 Juls Etc................................................ 24 LaSha’s................................................ 54 New Leaf............................................. 19 Old McDurbin Gold & Gifts............. 57 Rhonda Kay’s..................................... 44 Spears Pottery................................... 18 The Totem Post.................................. 12 Touch of Silver Gold & Old.............. 24 LODGING/CAMPGROUNDS Abe Martin Lodge............................. 30

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Artists Colony Inn............................. 14 Brown Co Inn..................................... 33 Brown Co KOA................................... 54 Cornerstone Inn................................ 12 Creekside Retreat............................. 57 eXplore Brown Co............................... 4 Heartland Vacation Rentals............ 66 Hidden Valley Inn............................. 24 Hotel Nashville.................................. 26 Iris Garden Cottages & Suites......... 48 Lil Black Bear Inn B&B...................... 54 Moondance Vacation Homes......... 50 Quality Inn......................................... 46 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................... 34 Seasons............................................... 67 MUSEUMS Brown Co History Center................. 55 PET PRODUCTS Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 49 PHOTOS B3 Gallery............................................. 3 Spears Pottery................................... 18 Yesteryear Old Tim Photos.............. 27 REAL ESTATE Carpenter Hills o’ Brown Realty..... 63 RE/MAX-Marg & Brenda.................. 69 RECREATION eXplore Brown Co............................... 4 Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides................ 57 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................... 34 SERVICES (see also SERVICES DIRECTORY) Brown Co Humane Society............. 51 Brown Co Visitors Center................. 35 Dr. Lisa Baker, DDS........................... 44 Dunham Plumbing........................... 69 Helmsburg Sawmill Inc/ Pool Enterprises Inc.......................... 62 Keyed IN Property Mgt.................... 69 Nashville BP....................................... 15 Redbud Terrace Shops: Austin Barber Shop/Goldilocks Salon....... 51 SERVICES DIRECTORY 68-69 Bear Hardware Bagged Trash Brown Co Community YMCA Brown Co Eye Care Brown Co Tire & Auto Critser’s Flowers & Gifts Critser’s Greenhouse

Dunham Plumbing Farmers Insurance—McGinley Flower and Herb Barn Health For U Helmsburg Sawmill IN Seamless Guttering Keyed IN Property Mgt. Plum Creek Antiques Rambling Dog Design - SIGNS RE/MAX Team Marg & Brenda Waltman Construction Co. Webb & Sons Auto Restoration SHOES Head Over Heels............................... 63 K. Bellum Leather............................. 46 New Beginnings Boutique.............. 51 The Totem Post.................................. 12 SPECIALTY SHOPS Bone Appetit Bakery........................ 49 Brown Co Rock & Fossil Shop......... 23 Brown Co Pottery.............................. 12 Clay Purl............................................. 25 Fallen Leaf Books.............................. 12 Fireplace Center................................ 62 Head Over Heels............................... 63 House of Clocks................................. 56 House of Jerky................................... 14 K. Bellum Leather............................. 46 Kiss the Cook..................................... 14 Men’s Toy Shop.................................. 21 Nashville Spice Co............................. 71 Papertrix............................................. 15 Weed Patch Music Company.......... 62 Wishful Thinking............................... 27 STAINED GLASS Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Art Show & Sale................................. 65 Back Roads of Brown County Tour.13 Sweetwater Gallery.......................... 54 WEDDINGS Artists Colony Inn............................. 14 Hotel Nashville.................................. 26 OTHER Brown Co Humane Society............. 51 Helmsburg Sawmill Inc/ Pool Enterprises Inc.......................... 62 Mike Nickels Log Homes................. 59 New Song Mission............................ 54


Contents 16 For Bare Feet’s Kelly Baugh ~by Paige Langenderfer 22 Field Notes: Forest Floor ~by Jim Eagleman 28 New Music Center Talent

37 Back Roads Studio Tour 38-39 Photos ~by Michele Pollock* 40-42 Calendar of Events

42 Art Colony Weekend FallFare

43 Library Centennial

~by Jeff Tryon

49 The Apple Works is 30!

52 Sippin’ Trip

Ryan Stacy is a content writer at Monroe County Public Library, and also enjoys writing about Brown County. He and his wife live in Bloomington, where they can often be found chasing movies, good food, and cultural events. His other interests include reading, photography, and music.

Joe Lee is an illustrator and writer. He is the author of The History of Clowns for Beginners and Dante for Beginners and illustrator of six other titles, including Dada and Surealism for Beginners, and Music Theory for Beginners. He is an editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald Times, a graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and a veteran circus performer.

Paige Langenderfer is a freelance writer and communications consultant. She writes for numerous publications. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and her Master’s degree in public relations management from IUPUI. Paige lives in Columbus with her husband and daughters. Contact her at <langenderferpaige@gmail.com>.

Jeff Tryon is a former news editor of The Brown County Democrat, a former region reporter for The Republic, and a former bureau chief for The Huntsville Times. Born and raised in Brown County, he currently lives with his wife, Sue, in a log cabin on the edge of Brown County State Park. He is a Baptist minister.

Julia Pearson wrote for a Franciscan magazine for ten years and served as its human interest editor. She and husband Bruce now reside in Lake Woebegone Country for life’s continuing adventures. Julia enjoys traveling and visiting museums of all types and sizes, with her children and grandchildren.

Jim Eagleman, recently retired DNR naturalist, and his wife Kay, enjoy hiking the many natural areas, preserves, and land trust sites in Brown and neighboring counties. His FIELD NOTES have appeared in this publication for several years. Contact Jim with comments and inquiries at <jpeagleman@gmail.com>.

Mark Blackwell no longer makes his home in Brown County where “the roadway is rough and the slopes are seamed with ravines and present a meatless, barren, backbone effect.” He now resides within sight of the sixth green of an undisclosed golf course. He was born in the middle of the last century and still spends considerable time there.

~by Jeff Tryon

60 Surviving in Brown County ~by Mark Blackwell 64 All Sides of Bill Pittman ~by Julia Pearson 68-69 Services Directory

Bob Gustin worked as a reporter, photographer, managing editor, and editor for daily newspapers in Colorado, Nebraska, and Indiana before retiring in 2011. He and his wife, Chris, operate Homestead Weaving Studio. She does the weaving while he gives studio tours, builds small looms, and expands his book and record collections.

~by Ryan Stacy

36 B Skinner, Fused Glass Artist ~by Bob Gustin

Contributors

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Cindy Steele is the publisher and editor of this magazine. She sells and designs ads, sometimes writes, takes photos, and creates the layout. For fun, she likes to play the guitar or banjo and sing.

*Michele Heather Pollock is a visual artist and poet at Lost Lake Studio in Brown County. Her book of photographs and poems, Field Guide to the Art of Looking, is available at the Visitor Center in Nashville.

Special thanks to Kara Barnard and Gunther Flumm for their contributions this issue.

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Wind Chimes • Music Boxes • Children’s Books Halloween & Christmas Gifts & Décor

Kitchen Gadgets • Aprons Rothchild Farms Terrapin Ridge Farms Savannah Cinnamon Products Coffees • Teas Dozens & Dozens of Cookie Cutters

Dunn Spiritual Products and Puzzle Pieces Flags • Mailbox Covers • Cards

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Kelly Baugh, CEO

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Growing Up in the Sock Business courtesy photos

~by Paige Langenderfer elly Baugh grew up stocking her closet with socks from her family’s business. She didn’t have much time for play because there was always work to be done. Kelly’s mom, Sharon Rivenbark, started For Bare Feet in 1984. Sharon was a single mother of five children and a schoolteacher. She started the business as a project for her son, Tim, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The shop would help Tim use his motor skills and give him an occupation. The business started humbly, making socks with a 19th-century sock-knitting machine and selling them in a rented space in Nashville’s Antique Alley. Today, For Bare Feet (now known as FBF Originals, LLC) is a

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“I personally worked after school and on weekends to stock merchandise and help customers. We worked many weekends until 1 or 2 a.m., and then we were back in the store by 7 the next morning. It wasn’t something you thought about, you just did it.”

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leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of licensed and novelty socks and similar products, selling globally in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. FBF Originals sells millions of socks every year and is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League, is licensed by hundreds of colleges, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies like Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak. From 1997 to 2016, FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the National Basketball Association. Kelly has advanced from stocking socks in her closet to being named FBF Originals president and CEO in 2018. She is proud of her family’s hard work, and credits those years as a young laborer as steppingstones to where she is today.


For Bare Feet in Nashville’s Antique Alley is where it all started. photos by Cindy Steele

“My mom was the driving force for the start of the business. She was determined to provide a business for my brother,” Kelly said. “She worked during the week at her full-time job as a teacher, then after school and on weekends at the retail store in Nashville.” The entire family worked long hours to keep the business going. “I personally worked after school and on weekends to

stock merchandise and help customers. We worked many weekends until 1 or 2 a.m., and then we were back in the store by 7 the next morning. It wasn’t something you thought about, you just did it,” she said. “My brother, Tim, Mom and I spent a lot of hours together and you just do what needs to be done. The very first year we used our home as a warehouse. There were socks on shelves in our bedrooms, in closets, the bathroom, kitchen, living room. Every possible square inch was utilized. It wasn’t a hardship, it was simply a way of life. We worked together, had fun together, and laughed together.” Kelly said she only worked one summer at another job. “But extra help was always needed within the new startup family business. It always drew me back in—that feeling you’ve really helped make a difference.” Continued on 20

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The Birds are Back in Town

Celebrate the reprinting of William Zimmerman’s “The Birds of Indiana” and Indiana Raptor Center program | Doors Open at Noon · Program at 1:30 pm · $5

SEPTEMBER 20-29

The Porcelain Painters of Indiana Exhibit

September 21 · Program & Demonstration at 2 pm | September 28 · Workshop

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 10

A Sitting with Marie · 2019 Collectors’ Showcase

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Brown County Art Colony Weekend September 13 - 15, 2019

Friday - Upper Schooner Open Air Workshop Saturday - An Evening of Art, Artists and Aperitifs Sunday - Brown County Art Colony Auction

© 2019 Brown County Art Guild, Inc.

Featuring handcrafted jewelry by owner Amy Greely

All proceeds benefit the Brown County Art Guild, Inc.

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FOR BARE FEET continued from 17 Life was never what some might call “normal” for Kelly. “I went to Indiana University. College for me was probably not the norm: 90-hour work weeks, serving as For Bare Feet’s national sales manager, licensing manager, and calling on top retailers as well as attending trade shows,” she said. “I learned more from experience and working with established professionals like Sue Pippin–Bon Marche Buyer (Now Macy’s), Marcie Tichenor–TIS Bookstore, Frieda University of Notre Dame Licensing Director versus what I learned while in college.” She also learned a great deal from her mom. “I learned to never give up, never run out of cash, and love what you do.” Many things she learned while working. “Listening is a huge skill, a skill not to be overrated. So is asking questions and not being afraid to admit you don’t know something. That was key in my professional development. I asked every stupid question and got really great answers from respected and knowledgeable professionals. Their insights gave me a knowledge

For Bare Feet Too, located on Main Street. photos by Cindy Steele

base from which to draw, develop, and grow. I find that if you just ask and really listen, that many people are willing to help and support. You just have to be sincere and willing to do the work,” Kelly said. “Work ethic is everything. No job is beneath you or too big. If the trash is full, empty it. If you see someone needs help, ask what you can do. Dig in and get it done!”

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Kelly said becoming CEO was not something she was working toward. “I honestly never intended or thought I would be CEO. It is a huge responsibility where people depend on you and my job is to answer to them,” she said. “If they are going to trust me to lead the company, then it is my duty to answer every question, work harder, and set an example. I work for our team.”

And that team is something she is most proud of when she thinks about the company’s accomplishments. “Working with our fantastic team of professionals is extremely rewarding. Collaborating to develop new ideas, programs, products, and working together to build and grow our customers’ business is, by far, the most rewarding aspect of this job,” Kelly said. “I am most proud of the people I get to work with every

day. They are truly amazing, intelligent, gifted, nice, and good people.” For Bare Feet Originals, LLC. is now based in Martinsville. It relocated from the Brown County village of Helmsburg after a fire in 2011. There are two retail stores in Nashville: For Bare feet in Antique Alley at 75 South Jefferson Street (812) 988-2067, and For Bare Feet Too at 40 West Main Street (812) 988-7144 across from PNC Bank. The Nashville stores offer a wide selection of socks and gifts with a variety of themes. You can find gifts for animal lovers, sports fans, outdoor enthusiasts, and children. There are also many colorful novelty socks and gifts. For Bare Feet retail outlets expanded into other national tourist locations including: Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Estes Park, Colorado; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Galena, Illinois; Frankenmuth, Michigan; Charleston, South Carolina; and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You can visit their website at <forbarefeetshops.com>.

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FIELD NOTES: The Forest Floor Kuno and Priska Eagleman, the next generation.

Looking closely at any smooth surface on an outside chair or bench, deck and stairway, I see the tiny frass accumulate along with a variety of other more noticeable forest debris. My visiting friends might be surprised when the deck appears somewhat messy, so I explain why I don’t sweep it off, “I like to see what’s there.” From one day to the next and overnight, the amount of leaves, leaf fragments, tiny stems, premature nuts, and small or large twigs help me recall the dynamics of a living forest and our nature programs at the state park. Helping visitors, school children, and campers understand and appreciate a forest’s renewal and growth was often a goal on nature walks. Using examples and analogies in our teaching helped define the place and get important points across. Scanning the treetops, we looked up at the forest’s ceiling—the underside of a tall woodland roof. It is referred to as the canopy where leafy branch tips occupy nearly all space, and flecks of sunshine show through. The next layer, the understory, benefits from this intermittent sun and allows smaller trees a precious dose of sunlight as they move and sway during the day. The following strata is the herbal layer, comprised of small trees soon to occupy the understory, also woody shrubs, ferns, grasses, and flowers. Continued on 25

~by Jim Eagleman or the last few mornings, when I laid out my yoga mat on our back deck, there were more and more little specks of black stuff on the deck boards. They look like tiny bits of dirt, but I know from the time of year, the size, shape, and color that they originate from the leafy canopy overhead. It’s not dirt, rather it is called FRASS. The tiny pellets are from caterpillars that ate and digested leaves, and rid themselves of body waste. The caterpillars are a protein-rich food source for many songbirds. The frass? We can call it what it actually is—caterpillar poop!

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The Iris Garden rests comfortably in the heart of the village of Nashville. Simply walk out of your door to explore the wonderful shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries without having to drive anywhere.

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FOREST FLOOR continued from 22 Lastly, as we stood on the ground inspecting the forest floor, we saw the place where all the accumulated debris from these layers had come to rest. And a lot of things were happening here. “You could think of the forest floor as a wastebasket,” said a colleague. “It’s here where all things end up.” Branches, twigs, leaf litter, snail shells, bark pieces, feathers, nut hulls, and bones appeared like a stockpiled array of natural clutter. The bare soil was cool and moist to the touch when we brushed away the debris, revealing ant runways, spiders, and an occasional pillbug. “Leaf litter is an insulating cover and prevents the ground from drying out,” we would say as we returned the debris to its place. “Imagine the forest floor is a recycling plant—nothing is wasted.” We also used other examples. “The forest floor is both a nursery and a cemetery.” Plants and trees in flower producing seed, ferns, mushrooms, and moss spores were understood well by gardeners in the group. Watering from rain, sunlight, and rich soil were vital requirements, naturally available, and didn’t require any weeding. Dead and dying material added to the humus: snakeskins, worm castings, skulls (even large skeletons), hair, claws, teeth, would be deposited, broken down, left to rot, and decomposing over time. A chewed antler by a rodent was passed around. Egg shells, cicada bodies, and a squirrel tail were added to the mix. Never static and always changing, the forest is a place to learn, listen, and see examples that can apply to our own lives. It can replenish and renew. That is true for the many hikers we talked with over the years, and it is still true for me. “Listen and learn from the woods,’’ said Henry David Thoreau. “It is a patient teacher.” The frass continued to fall softly like a gentle rain. I listened each evening for the last wood thrush of the year. Calls from at least three birds filtered through the woods all summer. Now we think of their long journey to southern climes, through other woods along the route, and what change they will encounter. A college professor once told us young wildlife students to take what we learned in class and pass it along. “The groups you talk with—call them stakeholders—will come to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the wild places you describe. But more importantly, we need them as fellow advocates. You’ll have a big job, but it will be rewarding.” I know what he meant. 

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Hoosier Buddy offers more than 150 different beers, including more than 80 craft, micro, and imports. We proudly offer a wide variety of beers from Indiana’s finest brewers.

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Hoosier Buddy is a wine-lovers type of store. With more than 200 wines to choose from, we’ve got something for everyone. Check out our “Affordable Imports” and “90+ Point” selections.

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Hoosier Buddy offers an ever expanding array of top-notch spirits. Our whiskey category alone includes more than 75 different choices. Whether you’re looking for a Single Barrel Bourbon or a Single Malt from Islay— we stock them.

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As always, Hoosier Buddy Liquors reminds you to celebrate safe—don’t drink and drive.

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(next to the Toy Chest, behind Yesteryear Old Time Photos) Visit our website for class schedules www.wishfulthinking-in.com • 812-988-7009

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New Music Center’s Fall Talent

The new Brown County Music center on August 15, 2019, ribbon cutting day. photo by Cindy Steele

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t’s here! After many months of planning and construction, the Brown County Music Center opened its doors on August 24 with a sold-out show by country legend Vince Gill. A showcase of great music, beautiful design, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting, the new 2,000-seat venue’s inaugural performance was a spectacular kickoff to its premiere season. If you’re looking for your chance to experience the BCMC for the first time, don’t worry: there’s something for everybody in this fall’s lineup. You’ll recognize many acts—Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and the Oak Ridge Boys—as some of the biggest names in the business. Others, like Hard Day’s Night, the Breakfast Club, and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, are tribute acts paying homage to the musical greats.

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And one of the BCMC’s biggest stars this fall isn’t a person at all—which is just fine by her young fans. Following her runaway success on children’s television around the world, Peppa Pig comes to life in her own stage show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure. The October 16 show at the BCMC, featuring Peppa, Daddy Pig, George, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe, is expected to be one of the season’s most popular draws. “This is a brand-new story and live show for fans of Peppa’s,” says Jonathan Shank, the tour’s producer. “We’ve just finished casting the show for the U.S. and have hired the creative team. We are excited to bring Peppa Pig Live to Brown County.” The production also features a twist that sets it apart from other kids’ productions, Shank says. “It uses puppetry in a different way than most other live family shows. The cast are on stage operating the puppets


Gordon Bonham will appear with his Blues Band on October 5. photo by Cindy Steele

and acting out the voices at the same time. Most children have never seen puppetry done on stage this way before.” Peppa will be a long way from her home in Great Britain when she visits Indiana, but Gordon Bonham, performing at BCMC October 5, knows our area well. His time in Indiana includes a fifteen-year stretch living in Brown County, and he’s spent the past several years as a staple of the Indianapolis music scene, performing his brand of high-energy, Chicago-meets-Texas guitar blues regularly there. For Bonham, his spot on the BCMC’s roster is a natural fit. “We’ve got a pretty good blues scene around here,” he says. “I’ve played lots of places like the Pine Room, Brown County Inn, and Bean Blossom Blues Festival for years. Now we’ve got this great new place outside of Nashville, with a bigger capacity. That’s gonna be really cool.” Fans of Bonham’s can expect to hear some of his originals as well as his renditions of old favorites, he says. Bonham partly attributes his success to the universal appeal of the blues. “The blues is the basis of so much American music, like rock and gospel, so it’s not a surprise that it’s persisted this long, across generations. It has the ability to touch people in a really basic way they can relate to.” Continued on 31

Peppa Pig’s Adventure will happen live on October 16. photo by Dan Tsantilis

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We have the perfect setting for any event: Corporate Retreats, Weddings, Getaways and Family Reunions, and more! Brown County State Park • P.O. Box 547 • Nashville, IN • 1-877-Lodges-1 • (812) 988-4418 • www.indianainns.com

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MUSIC CENTER continued from 29

photos by Cindy Steele

Brown County talent launched the new music venue in August. The Hammer and the Hatchet performed at the first soft opening. Doug Harden’s Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band appeared at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Other highlights at the BCMC this fall include Tesla (September 6), Art Garfunkel (September 12), Gordon Lightfoot (September 28), Terri Clark (October 4), and Josh Turner (October 12). When you plan your visit, don’t forget about all the places Brown County offers for eating, shopping, and enjoying the outdoors. The Brown County Music Center is at 200 Maple Leaf Boulevard outside of Nashville. To learn more about the BCMC, including ticket information, visit <browncounty.com/bcmc> or call (812) 988-5323. 

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188 South Jefferson St�eet in Nashville, Indiana (812) 200-3151 Free Customer Parking www.ironweedgiſts.com info@ironweedgiſts.com Bouquets, plants, gifts, balloons, cards & more


brown County Inn HOTEL, RESTAURANT & BAR

On the corner of 135 & 46 just 3 blocks of downtown with free parking

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week

8am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday

8am to 10pm Friday & Saturday

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The Martinsville Candy Kitchen “The sweetest place in town!” 46 North Main Street Martinsville, IN 46151 (765) 342-6390 #100yearssweeter Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Candy Canes - Ice Cream - Chocolates - Baked Goods

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the holidays IN BROWN COUNTY

Celebrate the holiday season in Brown County, where holiday cheer comes naturally! With plenty of fun and festive holiday events, unique shopping, and quaint old-fashioned charm, Christmas in Brown County is a magical experience that should not be missed. This year, make it a new holiday tradition and create memories to last a lifetime!

Holiday Art & Craft Show November 29, 30 Christmas Log and Country Home Tour December 7 Bean Blossom Lights Every weekend Uplands Winter Wine Market December 7 November 29 – December 28 Holiday Light Parade & Toy Drive December 7 Believe, a Brown County Christmas Steele’s Country Christmas December 8 December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas December 10 Victorian Candlelight Holiday Dinners Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox: A Very December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 Postmodern Christmas December 12 Santa Train December 6 Creekside Retreat Holiday Arts and Craft Show Children’s Christmas Benefit Auction December 6 December 14 Reindeer Romp December 7 Christmas Bird Count December 14 Breakfast with Santa December 7, 8 Sara Evans at Christmas December 21 Stuff a See Stocking December 7 Santa at the History Center from 12-5 p.m. onSanta’s November & 25 and December Zip N’24Sip December 1 – 312 & 9!

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photos by Chris Gustin

B Skinner Fused Glass Artist

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he way Beverly (or B) Skinner sees it, there’s a little love affair going on in each of her fused glass creations, be they little bluebirds on a branch, presents under a Christmas tree, a flower garden in bloom, or one of the many other scenes. “Light loves glass and glass loves light,” she said. “It’s a true love story.” And you can add another element to the story. B loves creating with glass. ”Playing with my grandkids: That’s the only thing that’s better,” she said. Though she has exhibited in Brown County for years now, she set up residence here only a few months ago, moving from Battle Ground, Indiana, in the Lafayette area.

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She grew up in Indianapolis, the daughter of a signmaker, and attended Ben Davis High School, where she studied metalsmithing and auto mechanics, among other things, always making things with her hands. After high school, she worked in retail settings until she met and married Bill Skinner, a potter. They moved to Kansas City, Missouri, then to Baraboo, Wisconsin, where they both worked on handmade pottery. He built the pots and B did glaze formulations and fired kilns. “It introduced me to the chemistry behind glass,” she said. When Bill died unexpectedly 24 years ago, she was left as a single parent to three children, then aged


9 to 18, and she was working as a service manager at an auto dealership. “It was very stressful,” she said, working 60 hours a week and raising a family. To lower the stress levels, she moved to an animal sanctuary farm near Willisburg, Kentucky, where she lived in a yurt off-grid for awhile, taking care of about 180 animals. She then found herself in Madison, Wisconsin, working as a baker at the second-oldest business cooperative in the U.S., Nature’s Baker. Finally, she found an affordable house in Battle Ground, put lots of work into it, and met Kathleen Kitch of Williamsport, Indiana, who introduced her to fused glass. Shortly thereafter, she started making fused glass on the side, while working, as a receptionist, doing house cleaning, and in retail settings. Fused glass is a process of joining pieces of glass together at high temperatures, usually in a kiln (B has five). Cut or whole pieces of clear and colored glass can be arranged before firing, turning multiple units of glass into one. As a 60th birthday present to herself five years ago, she became a self-sustaining glass artist. Now the next phase of her journey begins as she settles into a rural home and studio on Scarce O’ Fat Ridge in western Brown County. “Heaven sent” is how she describes the 10 acres she is transforming into a home and workspace. She has been looking for about two years in Owen, Lawrence, Green, Brown, and Monroe counties, to be closer to friends and family and market her work. “There’s lots of support for artists in Brown County,” she said, “something I was not finding up north.” Like many of the artists here, B finds her inspiration in nature, and she is self-taught, learning by doing. “I’m a part of nature and it’s a part of me,” she said. Though best known for the hanging glass nature panels she has been making for about nine years, she plans to begin working on glass and metal sculptures that belong in the woods. “I want to make things that the moss would like to grow on and animals would like to nest in and hunt in,” she said. She sees art as a part of the permaculture, an exchange of energy between people, places, and things. Her art is available in several retail outlets, including New Leaf in Nashville, and at various arts and crafts shows. She will be a guest artist at Homestead Weaving Studio during the Back Roads of Brown County, a self-guided tour of studios in rural Brown County, which runs the entire month of October. “When people walk into my booth at shows, they start smiling,” she said. “It’s a really powerful thing. I like knowing what I make is having a positive impact. We can all use a little smile,” she said. B’s website is <warmglasswonder.com>.

Back Roads of

BROWN COUNTY STUDIO TOUR

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Month of October

he Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour will feature 28 artists and 19 studios this year. The 21st annual tour is a free, selfguided tour of artists’ studios for the entire month of October. Individual studio hours may vary. The tour will include many favorites who have participated in the past years, as well as new studio of stained glass artist DeMaris Gaunt and new guest artists pastelist Lory Winford, photographer Dorothyann Strange, and woodworker Pete Baxter. Free maps are available at the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Nashville, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, the businesses of 17 tour sponsors, the artists’ studios, and online at <browncountystudiotour.com> and on Facebook. Brief bios of the artists and a video of the tour can be seen at the tour’s website. 

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photos by Michele Heather Pollock



calendar Some dates not booked at time of publication.

Brown County Playhouse The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Sept. 6 & Nov. 8 Rock & Roll Will Never Die Sept. 7 & Oct. 19 Greg Hahn & Dave “The King” Wilson Sept. 13 & 14 The American Variety Show Sept. 20-22, 27 & 28 Jenn & Eric Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 The Women of Rock ‘n’ Roll October 4, 11, 18 & 25 Summer of ‘69 Music from the Woodstock Era Oct. 5 The King, A Tribute to Elvise Presley Oct. 12 & 26 First run movies on the big screen Check website for schedule 70 S. Van Buren St. 812-988-6555 www.BrownCountyPlayhouse.org

Brown County Music Center Sept. 6 Henry Lee Summer Sept. 7 Tesla Sept. 12 Art Garfunkel Sept. 13 Breakfast Club (80s) Sept. 19 Tanya Tucker Sept. 20 Clint Black Sept. 28 Gordon Lightfoot Oct. 4 Terri Clark Oct. 5 Gordon Bonham’s Blues Band Oct. 6 Home Free Oct. 12 Josh Turner Oct. 13 George Thorogood & The Destroyers Oct. 16 Peppa Pig Live! Oct. 17 Duke Tumatoe Oct. 26 Here Come the Mummies 812-988-5323 www.browncountymusiccenter. com

Country Heritage Winery Sept. 6 Singer/Songwriter Showcase Sept. 7 Gary Applegate & Joe Rock

The schedule can change. Please check before making a trip. Sept. 13 Frank Jones & Jeff Foster Sept. 14 Progressive Rock Tribute Band Sept. 20 Open Mic Night Sept. 21 The Clearwater Band Sept. 27 The Impasse Band Sept. 28 Frank Jones & Carolyn Dutton Oct. 4 Singer/Songwriter Showcase Oct. 5 CoPilots Oct. 10 The Paul Bertsch Trio Oct. 12 TBA Oct. 18 Open Mic Night Oct 19 The JC Clements Band Oct. 25 Amanda Webb & Jeff Foster Oct. 26 The Impasse Band 812-988-8500 www.CountryHeritageWinery.com

19th Hole at Salt Creek Golf Shows start at 8:00 Sept. 7 John D. Karaoke Sept. 14 Hey Hey Sept. 21 Hornettown Band Sept. 28 Garrett, Sage, & Aldridge Oct. 4 South of 44 Oct. 5 John D. Karaoke Oct. 12 Ross Benson Oct. 19 South of 44 Oct. 26 Dan Kirk Band 812-988-7888 www.SaltCreekGolf.com

Brown County Inn Open Mic Night every Wednesday 7-10 Bluegrass Brunch every Saturday 11-2 Live Music Friday and Saturday Nights Sept. 4 Open Mic Sept. 5 Writer in the Round Sept. 6 The Hammer and The Hatchet Sept. 7 The 1-4-5s Sept. 11 Open Mic Sept. 12 Brown County Story Slam Sept. 13 The Amanda Webb Band Sept. 14 Bluegrass Brunch with Lucky & The Kid Sept. 18 Open Mic Sept. 19 New Augusta Bluegrass Band Sept. 20 Steve Fulton Sept. 21 Jack Whittle and the Disclaimer Sept. 25 Open Mic Sept. 26 Kade Puckett

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Sept. 27 Otto and the Moaners Sept. 28 Bluegrass Brunch with The Hammer and The Hatchet Sept. 28 J.C. Clements Band Oct. 2 Open Mic Oct. 3 Writer in the Round Oct. 4 New Augusta Bluegrass Band Oct. 5 Bluegrass Brunch Oc.t 5 The Movin’ Hips Oct. 9 Open Mic Oct. 10 Brown County Story Slam Oct. 11 The Sean Lamb Band Oct. 12 Bluegrass Brunch Oct. 12 The Sean Lamb Band Oct. 16 Open Mic Oct. 17 Steve Fulton Oct. 18 The Acre Brothers Oct. 19 Bluegrass Brunch Oct. 19 The Acre Brothers Oct. 23 Open Mic Oct. 24 Kade Pucket Oct. 25 Cosmic Situation Oct. 26 Bluegrass Brunch Oct. 26 Bluegill in the Slaw Oct. 30 Open Mic Oct. 31 TBA 800-772-5249 www.BrownCountyInn.com

Hard Truth Hills Concerts Sept. 1 Tim & Sarah Tryon Sept. 2 Brad Kleinschmidt Sept. 6 Kyle Bledsoe Band Sept. 7 Brad Kleinschmidt Sept. 14 The Bad Resolutions Sept. 20 Brad Kleinschmidt Sept. 21 Dicky James Band Sept. 27 Tad Armstrong Band Oct. 11 The Bad Resolutions Oct. 12 Wax Factory Oct. 25 Brad Kleinschmidt Duo Check Facebook for latest music bookings 418 Old State Road 46 Nashville 812-720-4840 www.hardtruthhills.com

Mike’s Dance Barn Mondays Dance Lessons Sept. 7 & 14 DJ with Billy Sept. 20 & 21 Private Party Sept. 28 Private Party


Oct. 5 Private Party Oct. 12 The Marlinaires Oct. 19 DJ with Billy Oct. 26 Terry Lee & Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute 812-988-8636

Campfire Concert Henhouse Prowlers

Village Art Walk

47th Annual Cider Run Custom Car Show

Fourth Fridays, 4:00-7:00 April-October. Free self-guided walking tour of downtown Nashville art galleries

Nashville Farmer’s Market Sundays 11:00-2:00, Brown Co. Inn parking lot at State Road 135 & 46 May 5-Oct. 27 Local produce, herbs, bedding plants, flowers, food, live music, and kid’s activities. SNAP, WIC and SFMNP

Bean Blossom Farmers Market May–September Fridays, 4:00-7:00 Intersection of SR 135 and SR 45 in Bean Blossom. Produce, live music, jams, baked goods, herbs/plants, artisan crafts. www.BeanBlossomFarmersMarket.com

Brown County Sippin’ Trip Saturdays 11:00 am-2:30 pm Tasting excursion to the diverse wineries, breweries, and distilleries around Brown County via Nash. General Store Express. Tour begins at Visitors Center 812-988-7303 www.browncounty.com/tours

Night Flights at eXplore Brown County Fri. and Sat. (and special days) 2620 Valley Branch Road Headlamps and tiki torches light the way on zip lines. Two tour options. Book minimum of 3 hours in advance. 8 12-988-7750 www.exploreBrownCounty.com

17th Annual Bean Blossom Bikerfest Sept. 3-8, all day at Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom Music, bike rides, poker runs, field events 812-988-6422 http://bbbikerfest.com/

45th Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Fest

Sept. 7, 7:00-10:00 Rawhide Ranch 1292 State Road 135 S. Nashville, IN

Sept. 7,8 Brown County State Park North Gate at pool area Register at Brown Co Inn Fri. 5:00-7:00 | Sat. 8:00 am-noon Sun.“Flag Drags” at Brown Co. Dragway Rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and antiques.

Brown County Antique Engine and Tractor Show Sept. 13-14, Brown Co. 4-H Fairgrounds Antique tractors, gas engines, hay baler, sawmil, tools, crafts, barrel rides, pedal tractor pull. Auction Sat. 812-325-6722 www.bcama.net

Art Colony Weekend Sept. 13-15 Art Guild event info 812-988-6185: Fri. Upper Schooner Open Air Workshop Sat. Founders Cocktail Party Sun. Art Colony Auction www.bcartguild.org T.C. Steele Site event info 812-988-2785: Sat. 31st Great Outdoor Art Contest T.C. Steele Historic Site, 7:00am 4220 T.C. Steele Rd. Nashville, IN 11:30 Lunch buffet for purchase 2:00 Stephen & Nancy Dickey concert 3:15 Announcement of winners www.tcsteele.org

15th Annual Abe Martin’s County Picnic & NASHCAR Outhouse Race Sept. 14 W. Main St. in Nashville IN Starfire Cloggers at 11:00 Hog Roast food service begins at 11:30 Race at 3:00 Corn Hole games and Plunger Toss. Race begins in front of the Hobnob and runs towards the Pavilion. Proceeds benefit food, shelter, needs in Brown Co. www.wecaregang.org

Sept. 18-21 at Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom This year includes The Steeledrivers, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band along with legends like Larry Sparks and Bobby Osborne. Bring your lawn chair. 800-414-4677 www.BillMonroeMusicPark.com

Betty Begonia’s Upscale Tag Sale Sept. 28, 9:00-4:00 1641 Oak Grove Rd., Nashville Group sale in a 1920s-era barn. Fabulous finds.

4th Brown County Rock and Mineral Show and Swap Sept. 28, 29 Sat. 10:00-6:00 | Sun. 10:00-5:00 Brown Co. History Center 90 E. Gould St. Rock crafts, jewelry, fossils, geodes, crystals, minerals, turquoise, agates. http://browncountyrock.webs.com/

Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour Month of October | Free self-guided tour Works for sale and demonstrations BrownCountyStudioTour.com

47th Fall Fare-Nashville United Methodist Church Oct. 5 8:00 am-3:00 Village Green Main and Jefferson streets Unexpected treasures, crafts, books, PIE!, antiques & collectibles, silent auction/art, boutique, Live Music, plants. Breakfast and lunch served at the Village Cafe. Proceeds go to someone in need.

Midwest Distillers Fest Oct. 5, 1:00–5:00 at Hard Truth Hills 418 Old State Road 46 in Nashville A craft spirits tasting experience featuring 20 craft distilleries. Continued on 42

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FallFare

CALENDAR continued from 41 Live music, food for purchase, games, and more. Non-alcoholic drinks available. Must be 21 and show ID. Rain or shine event. www.MidwestDistillersFest.com

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Collectors’ Showcase Oct. 5-Nov. 10, Brown County Art Gallery “A Sitting with Marie” Works by Marie Goth, VJ Cariani, Carl Graf, Genevieve Goth Graf. Play starring Jill Tasker 812-988-4609 BrownCountyArtGallery.org

Brown County Shrine Club Still Board, Trap Shoot, and Pistol Competition Oct. 26, 9:00-3:00 6088 E. SR 46 Nashville Prizes awarded. Aaron Harden 812-720-1616 Gerhard Weber 812-988-6559

Brown County Handmade Market Oct. 26, 8:00-4:00, Parkview Church (across from State Park entrance) Craft show (and more) with 75 booths of handmade goods. Snack booth, activities, silent auction. www.bchandmademarket.com & FB

Brown Co History Center Open Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat.11-4 Archives: Tues. and Fri. 1-4 www.browncountyhistorycenter.org

T.C. Steele Visitor Center 4220 T.C. Steele Rd. Nashville, IN (Belmont) 10-5 daily (closed Mondays) 812-988-2785 www.tcsteele.org

Brown County Dragway Gatesville Road in Bean Blossom Racing every Sunday thru October and some Saturdays 812-988-6103 Track 812-988-1505 Facebook BrownCountyDragway

Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World 11-1, 2:30-4:30 daily (Closed Tuesdays) 5718 State Road 46 West, Nashville, IN (Belmont) 812-764-4980 www.zoo-opolisexoticpettingworld.com

ain or shine, the Nashville United Methodist Church FallFare will appear on the Village Green in downtown Nashville for the 47th year. FallFare, featuring multiple themed booths, will take place Saturday, October 5, 8 to 3 p.m. Every dollar rasied will go to someone in need. Goods include many handmade articles in the “We Made It” booth. Homemade candy, pies, jellies and jams, wood crafts will be available. Antiques, plants, books, artwork, holiday decor plus boutique articles like scarves and jewelry will be for sale. “Unexpected Treasures” will occupy a large tent, chucked full of slightly-used articles. Breakfast and lunch will fortify FallFare shoppers in the Village Cafe. The Village Green is one block west of the Brown County Courthouse, at corner of Jefferson and Main Streets. 

Art Colony Weekend September 13–15

Sept. 13:Upper Schooner Open Air Workshop

with Wyatt LeGrand and Larry Rudolech (8–4) Paint the natural surroundings of a picturesque property south of Nashville. All styles and levels are welcomed. A picnic lunch is included in the price. Register at (812) 988-6185 or <bcartguildshop.com/education>.

Sept. 14: Founders Cocktail Party

Brown County Art Guild (6–9) A rare peak at works by the Guild founders, many pieces from private collections. Also paintings from estates of Robert Hoffman, Roger Merkel, Rob O’Dell,

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and Wayne Waldron. Catered appetizer buffet, and music by the Amanda Webb Band.

Sept. 14: Great Outdoor Art Contest, starts 7:00am at T.C. Steele State Historic Site Catered lunch and entertainment Sept. 15: Art Colony Weekend Annual Auction

Brown County History Center (1–4) Jackson’s Auctions and Real Estate will oversee this 2nd annual event to benefit the Brown County Art Guild’s annual operations. Selected artwork from private collections as well as from Guild member artists will be for sale. Preview Sept. 14, (2–4). 


Library Centennial ~by Jeff Tryon

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he Brown County Public Library has been housed in many different buildings over the past 100 years, but one thing has remained constant—a series of determined and visionary women who have led the library from the start and advanced it at every turn. The original legislation that carved Brown County out of parts of Monroe and Bartholomew counties in 1836 provided a funding mechanism for a public library. One was established by 1840. After the initial timber boom was over, most of the people left, and the county fell on hard times. Somewhere along the way, that first library dissolved. The foundation of a new library, the one we are celebrating this year, was spurred by the arrival in Nashville of a determined, independent and accomplished woman, its first librarian, Helen Allison.

Mrs. Allison was a union typesetter operator and had also written for newspapers in Columbus, Vevay, and Elwood. She married George A. Allison, the son of Alonzo Allison and grandson of Captain George W. Allison, early newspaper publishers in Nashville. Around 1919, Mrs. Allison became interested in establishing a new public library in Brown County, took library training in Indianapolis, and helped to organize a board of trustees in December of that year. In March of 1920, she was selected as the new librarian at a salary of two dollars per week. The first library was located in a small brick building on Main Street, rented from T.D. Calvin for 98 cents per month. The trustees were already looking for an empty lot in town on which to build a library. Mrs. Allison led a push for public support of the new library and in September of 1920, a county tax

photo by Cindy Steele

was levied to support a public library in Brown County. Because of bad roads and general poverty, a lot of Brown Countians couldn’t make use of the library in Nashville. Mrs. Allison decided to send some of the books to outlying areas of the county, sometimes to private homes, so that more of the public would have better access to them. In October of 1921, the library moved to what is now the Village Green building on West Main Street. Rent was $10 per month. Mrs. Allison’s salary was raised to $50 per month. In the late 1940s, Ralph and Mabel Calvin Burkholder donated a new building to the library board. In December of 1949, the library moved into the new building on the southeast corner of the Village Green, across from the Nashville Methodist Church. Continued on 48

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Restaurant Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

You will find traffic stopping items at 58 South! Our porch review has attracted many of you already. We enjoy offering today’s fashion. You’ll find affordable items that are wearable every day or for those special occasions. Our accessories, hats, and scarves complete the outfit or add new fresh looks to your existing wardrobe. Our Fitflops will bring comfort to your tired and weary feet—come hear the testimonies!

58 South Apparel 58 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN

Located in downtown Nashville next to the Brown County Playhouse 812-988-8440 • fiftyeightsouth@gmail.com

Wine-Down Wednesday

Every Wed. 6–8 pm

1/3 OFF select wines

• Soups • Salads • Sandwiches • After Five Menu • Fine Wines

and music by Jeff Foster

Breads, Pastries, and Danish Baked Here Daily

Center of Nashville Main and Van Buren Streets Open Daily • (812) 988-4114 HobnobCornerRestaurant.com We appreciate our loyal customers!

Our market fresh product selections are the result of your requests. This season we display: Flags & Gazing Balls, Dog & Cat themed items, Tervis Tumblers, Swan Creek, Woodstock Chimes, Melissa & Doug, Stony Creek Lighted Vases, Simply Southern T’s & Ivory Ella, Lizzie James and Katie Lofton, Our Favorite Handcrafted Jewelry

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville next to Out of The Ordinary and across from the Brown County Playhouse

Did we mention all the hats, scarves, and fashion jewelry?

Rhonda Kay’s 69 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN 812-988-2050 • rhondakays@msn.com

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4413 State Road 46 East Nashville, Indiana (Gnaw Bone) Next to House of Thunder

(812) 988-4054

Open Daily at 11 a.m.

Open Year-Round for Lunch & Dinner

Fresh made to order starters, salads, sandwiches and house specialties

Brown County’s only “Husband Day Care” Back Door Alley Entrance

Guinness on tap • Full bar • Specialty drinks • Bloody Mary • Islander • Margarita

Full menu available in Bar • Large TV Out of the Ordinary Restaurant & Hickory Sports Bar

More than 25 years experience

AUTHENTIC NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA

A family-friendly pizza place PIZZA • SALADS • CALZONES

140 W. Main Street • (812) 988-8800

61 South Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN Across the street from the Brown County Playhouse

(812) 778-9730 •

OutOfTheOrdinaryRestaurant

Hoosier Hooch Premium Flavored Moonshines

BEAR WALLOW dist i ll e r y

Makers of distilled spirits using locally grown grains in an old-fashioned copper still

Tours and Tastings Gnaw Bone Bourbon Famous for our Moonshine Shake-Up Cocktails

In the heart of Nashville by the Village Green area at the intersection of Main and Jefferson Streets.

4484 E. Old State Road 46 Gnaw Bone (Look for the signs)

Dine-In or Carry-Out

(812) 657-4923 • www.bearwallowdistillery.com

Sun.–Thurs. 11am–9:00pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am–10:00pm

Mon.–Thurs. 11–5, Fri.–Sat. 11–6, Sun. 12–5

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Featuring Leather Goods Made in Brown County

Fine Leather Goods

HOOSIER BARN & TABLE Come visit our two locations: SHOWROOM

• Handbags • Belts • Hats • Accessories • Holsters

165 N. Van Buren St.

• Leather • Tools • Dye •Supplies

WORKSHOP

And Shoes: Haflinger, Arcopedico, Sheepskin Slippers 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley, Nashville, IN 812-988-4513

460 Salt Creek Rd.

Nashville, IN • 812-597-5444 Call for custom orders or appointments to visit our workshop

Helmsburg GENERAL STORE

New, Spacious Look Inside. New Owners: Sharon & Leonard Richey Pizza & Wings, Groceries, Ice Large Selection Domestic/Craft Beer & Wine LOTTERY, Tobacco Products Camping Supplies, Live Bait & Tackle Hunting & Fishing Licenses Check Station, Firewood

Fresh Homemade Fudge Old-Fashioned Candies Candy by the Pound Cream Filberts/Mothballs Rock Candy • Jelly Belly Chocolates/Turtles Pucker Powder Sugar Free We ship everywhere!

41 S. Van Buren St. Nashville, IN (in the Heritage Mall)

State Road 45 and Helmsburg Road Intersection • (812) 929-7797

812.200.1077 HeritageCandyStore@gmail.com

Relax in Beautiful

Brown County, Indiana

This award-winning hotel offers a quiet getaway with free hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed Internet, heated indoor pool, fitness room, and whirlpool suites. Walking distance to NEW Brown County Music Center. Trolley available to downtown Nashville. 51 W. Chestnut St. • State Road 46 • Nashville, Indiana

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The

Ferguson House • Holiday Decor • Swan Creek Candles • Home Accessories • Fashion Jewelry • Garden Accents • Iron Decor • Man Cave and more…

78 West Franklin Street • Nashville, IN • 812-988-7388

Fashion Apparel Jewelry and Purses 59 East Main Street, Suite B • Nashville, IN • 812-988-8707

Foxfire • Gifts and Home Decor • Kitchen Accessories • Personalized and • Baby Gifts Memoriam Gifts • Holiday Decor • Swan Creek Candles • Garden Decor 59 East Main Street, Suite A • Nashville, IN • 812-988-8707 Sept./Oct. 2019 • Our Brown County 47


COMMON GROUNDS COFFEE BAR It’s like a coffee shop in a living room (with things to amuse you)

Hot, Cold & Frozen Drinks • Selection of Teas Froothies (our fruit smoothies) Famous for Cheesy Eggs & Toast • Pastries • Quiche 66 N. Van Buren, Nashville (Molly’s Lane behind the red door) Opens 8:00 am M-Sat; 9:00 am Sun (Closed Wed) 812-988-6449

Ice Cream COTTAGE

Buy B u Any Item, Get One Free with coupon, expires 11-30-19

Lunches Served Daily Lu

Famous for our Taco Salads Fam

li We Deliver • (812) 988-7395 • Open every day 79 N. Van Buren, Nashville, IN • Iris Garden Complex (near the courthouse on the north end of town)

Gnaw Bone

Country Store & Bakery

*Homemade Baked Goods *Antiques *Local Products *Artist Goods 4883 SR 46 E. Gnaw Bone, IN 812-988-4266 www.gnawbonebakery.com gnawbonecsbakery@gmail.com Open Daily • Closed Tuesdays

38 Franklin St. E. | Nashville, IN | drinkatthecreek.com | Open Every Day

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LIBRARY 100 continued from 43 Illness forced Mrs. Allison to retire in 1952. Her successor, Edna Frazier, was an experienced librarian from the small northern Indiana community of Bluffton who had moved to Nashville in 1941. For the next 40 years, Mrs. Frazier would be a friendly, pleasant, and helpful fixture at the library, overseeing the expansion of its collection and serving residents with dedication and understanding. In the 1950s, Mrs. Frazier developed a summer reading club which helped countless county children by reinforcing their reading skills. At the beginning of each school year, she offered books to each teacher in the county schools to be used and distributed. She retired in 1982. In 1983, the library moved to a location that is now the Career Resource Center on East Main Street and got a new librarian, Char Skirvin. She supervised, not only another physical move, but the impact of changing times and technology on the library, with the rising popularity of audiobooks, videos, and other electronic media. She was succeeded by Ian Engle in 1989, who was replaced by Yvonne Oliger in 1992. In 2001, Mrs. Oliger oversaw the greatest transition of all, as the library built and moved to an impressive permanent home, the majestic wood and stone structure at 205 Locust Lane. In 2013, current library director Stori Snyder took the helm. She says the Centennial Celebration is about a philosophy of sharing. Libraries share what they have and share it with everybody, without exclusions or exceptions. That currently includes about 70,000 physical items in its collections, and access to electronic technology which increases that number by the hundreds of thousands. The library has displays of everything from Brown County pottery and the photographs of Frank Hohenberger to paintings by many well-known Brown County artists. Thanks to a bequest from Onya LaTour, the library provides much needed meeting space and has become a magnet for the community, offering all sorts of beneficial programming. More than two-thirds of county residents have active library cards. 


The Apple Works Celebrates 30 Years T

he Apple Works is a favorite place to visit in the fall. It isn’t officially in Brown County, but you only have to drive a mile north of the county line to get there. They have been in business for 30 years and have been a customer of Our Brown County since 1996. Owners Sarah and Rick Brown have worked hard to make a visit to The Apple Works a special

experience, especially for families in the fall. They now have a petting zoo, a super slide from the barn, food trucks, pony and train rides for the little kids, and wagon trips to the 20-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch. They provide entertainment on weekends in September and October. Apples are their specialty and there are over 20 varieties to sample in the country store. You can also purchase from-scratch baked

goods, salsas, cider, and frozen items. You must have an apple dumpling or a cider slush before you leave. There is also an ice cream and fudge shop. You’ll find some unique and fun crafts for sale inside and outside of the store. Fall hours are seven days a week from 9 in the morning till 7 at night. Call for directions at (317) 878-9317. You can take a scenic route through the back roads of Brown County or take the highways. Visit <apple-works.com>. 

Family-owned since 1995 Established 1972

BONE APPETIT BAKERY For Dogs

• Premium, all-natural treats since 1997 • Over 20 varieties from low-fat to grain-free • Gourmet and seasonal snacks, too

70 + Dealers • We buy and sell Brown County Antique Mall • 3288 State Road 46 East 3 miles east of Nashville, IN • 13 miles west of I-65 Open 7 Days a week till 5:30 • 812-988-1025

Get a FREE Sampler bag of natural dog treats with $10 purchase and this ad.

DOGS WELCOME! (812) 988-0305

Open 7 days 211 S. Van Buren St. (behind Visitor Center)

www.barkingood.com

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Brown County Log Cabin Escape to a place in the country where both couples and families enjoy a new, authentic log cabin, just 10 minutes from Nashville. Soak your cares away in a 6-person hot tub. Relax by the fire pit. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature from the wrap-around porch or find comfort in the cozy cabin interior.

Inside Heritage Mall 41 S. Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN

• Log Cabins • Hot Tubs • Game Rooms • Private Pools • Pet Friendly • Lake Fronts

• Apparel • Accessories • NOVELTIES •$1 COMIC BOOKS • COLLECTIBLES

Call Call, Book Online, or Stop in! 812.988.6554 • 30 Washington St. • Nashville, IN Like and Follow Us! MoonDanceVacationHomes.com

Your Headquarters for the Great Outdoors

“A Lil’ Taste of Heaven” SERVING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Featuring Fabulous:

Biscuit Biscuit Sandwiches Sandwiches Homemade Homemade Biscuits Biscuits and and Sausage Sausage Gravy Gravy Cinnamon Cinnamon and and Pecan Pecan Rolls Rolls

CAMPING SUPPLIES: Tents, Camping Lights, Sleeping Bags, Grills, Fire Starters, Coleman Heaters & Lanterns, Cooking Utensils

812-720-3440

• Fishing Tackle • Horse Tack • RV Replacement Parts • Bee Keeping Supplies • Maple Syrup Supplies • Pet & Livestock Food • Antiques

165 N. Van Buren St. • Nashville, IN

We Fill Propane Tanks

Bottomless Coffee and Ice Tea

Open 7am until 2pm 7 Days a Week! Delivery within a mile radius when available Pet-friendly patio

Find us on Facebook at Heavenly Biscuit Inc.

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WE SELL & DELIVER BULK MULCH & TOPSOIL Salt Creek Plaza • Nashville (812) 988-8888 • www.BearHardware.com Mon.–Sat. 7:30am–7:00pm • Sun. 10:00am–4:00pm


Nashville United Methodist Church

47th

Rain or Shine!

Unexpected Treasures We Made It Books My Oh My! We Love Pie Antiques & Collectibles Silent Auction/Art Boutique Live Entertainment Christmas Plants • Apples And a whole lot more!

Breakfast & Lunch at The Village Café

Saturday, October 5 8 am to 3 pm

On the Village Green

Main & Jefferson Streets • Nashville, Indiana “Every FallFare Dollar is a Gift to Someone in Need.”

Robinson’s at the Redbud New Beginnings Boutique Health For U Austin Barber Shop Goldilocks Salon

New retail at

Celebrating 30 Years A new, refurbished, and re-imagined small furniture and home accents store with a garage-gas-oil room for guys robinsonsredbud.com 317-292-8113

REDBUD TERRACE 146 E. Main St. Downtown Nashville, IN

SEPT. 28 & 29 Highland Reign OCT. 26 Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

Country Store–over 20 varieties to sample! From Scratch Bakery Apple Dumplings | Apple Cider Donuts | Fudgery Pies and more Pies! | Cider and Cider Slushes Live Music and Food Trailers every weekend in September and October U-Pick Pumpkin Patch–20 acres of ‘em! Kids Corral | Train Rides | Cable Slide | Super Slide Bamboo Maze | Old McDonald’s Farm

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Country Heritage Winery tasting.

Brown County

Sippin’ Trip ~story and photos by Jeff Tryon

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or some time now, I have been cogitating and reckoning on how to string together visits to all of Brown County’s various breweries, distilleries, and wineries in one glorious day of touring and tasting. Of course, the difficulty with this sort of Brown County tasting tour is transportation. How will one advance from point A to point B after one has had a full afternoon of sampling the delights? The answer has emerged in the form of a “Sippin’ Trip,” a group excursion to many of the various and diverse artisan wine, beer, and hard spirits makers in a single afternoon. Some genius down at the Visitors Center has arranged for the Nashville General Store shuttle bus to carry eager sippers to the various destinations in style. The coordinated schedule keeps things moving so that sippin’ trippers get a good perspective on the Brown County sippin’ scene all in one relaxed, educational, and enjoyable afternoon. The Tour begins at the Visitor Center at 211 South Van Buren Street at 11 a.m. on a weekend morning. The center is a highly recommended starting point for any Nashville or Brown County touring excursion, especially for first-time visitors or those unfamiliar with the territory. It features excellent maps, guides, and other materials, as well as a friendly and efficient staff. Brad, our friendly and helpful tour guide, gave us a brief overview and shepherded the group from stop to stop with the help of Carl the kindly bus driver.

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We didn’t need the bus for our first stop, the Country Heritage Winery tasting room just a short stroll across the parking lot. Formerly Chateau Thomas, the space has recently been revitalized by the Fort Wayne vintner. Twenty or so sippers are seated around a couple of rows of long tables in the main room while an amiable and chatty host, “Bob”, brings a series of “flights” of various wines two at a time. Participants can sip one or both as Bob relates the heritage and pedigree of the various samples. The secret is, it’s just a sip—maybe an ounce of wine in a small glass—about one swallow. You smell it, slurp a little of it across your palette, and then toss down the rest. It’s more or less one swallow, so you don’t have to worry about being poured off the bus at the end of the day. It’s a nice, paced, informative and tasty way to get to know a lot more about what Brown County has to offer. The tasting proceeds from dry whites like a 2016 Pinot Gris and a 2017 Chardonay, through dry reds, semi-dry reds, and semi-sweet and sweet vintages. The tasting is very informal and not at all fussy (you use the same glass for each sample). Bob is engaging and knowledgeable. Boarding the shuttle bus, we make our way to the sprawling Hard Truth Hills complex up on the hill at 418 Old State Road 46. Starting with a welcoming sample of their most popular brew, Busted Knuckle Ale, we proceeded into a sort of museum which features a couple of actual old-time stills and walls lined with the history of Big Woods QuaffON! Brewing Company.


This lesson is made more palatable by trays of small samples of craft beer: Six Foot Blonde, Hoosier Red Ale, and Cherry Wheat Ale. The helpful hostess displays all the involved grains in their raw and cooked state, and fields questions on various topics. After some time to wander around the gift shop, the tour ends with a tasty toast of cinnamon vodka. By this point in the tour, the sun is over the yardarm and one is beginning to feel the first cumulative effects of all the various tastings combined. Just in the nick of time, Brad and Carl save the day with a box full of sack lunches from the Nashville General Store: a generous ham sandwich on some good bread, chips, and a soda. As welcome as a feast in the arduous ongoing tasting campaign.

Brown County Winery, a family business for 30 years.

This repast is enjoyed on the spacious and lovely back porch at Hard Truth Hills, a truly amazing facility. The next stop on the tour takes us to Gnaw Bone and Bear Wallow Distillery, 4484 East Old State Road 46, where Brown County’s first legally-made whiskey was distilled starting in 2014. Mike, an intense man in horn-rimmed glasses, a kind of professor of alcohol chemistry, gave a short but detailed explanation of how distilled spirits are made, while standing next to an old fashioned Scottish gooseneck copper pot still that produces about 100 gallons of 140-proof, good, clean, sweet, crystal-clear whiskey” in a week-long run.

Bear Wallow Distillery tour.

A visit to the barrel room includes an informative lesson on the place of charred white oak barrels in the process of making Bourbon. Then, it’s tasting time! The liquor evangelist sets out a row of various spirits and explains each one. Participants are encouraged to stick out their tiny little barrel-shaped glasses for a little taste of anything that sounds interesting. Barrel Strength 120-proof whiskey? Yes! Backwoods Blackberry Moonshine? Sure! Liar’s Bench Straight Rye Whiskey? Why not? The final stop on the Sippin’ Trip is at the Brown County Winery, 4520 State Road 46 East. The family-run winery has been in operation for more than three decades, turning out about 30,000 gallons a year from grapes, berries, and other fruits. Their strawberry wine was named “Fruit Wine of the Year” in 2017 at the Indy International Wine Competition and the Vista Red was awarded best in class. Amidst a forest of stainless steel vats, the tour group is offered a taste of a series of flavorsome wines along with a short explanation of the process by which the wine develops, from fruit to vat to barrel to bottle. Continued on 61

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Surviving in Brown County

~by Mark Blackwell

B

ack in the last century, when I first landed in Brown County, I was already the recipient of certain arcane knowledge about survival. I garnered some of that knowledge by doing a five-year stint in the Boy Scouts and some of it from growing up in the country. What one learns from being a Scout is to “Be Prepared.” And growing up in the country means that stuff happens whether you are prepared or not. Generally, you can’t just run over to the hardware store when stuff happens. You have to know how to jerry rig things. I discovered there were other things to learn. First off, I built a cabin out in the woods. Although farms and forests are both located in rural areas, the

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skill set is a little different. Keep in mind, I started this project back in the dark ages when there were no cell phones, no internet, and no YouTube. Nowadays, you can get an internet connection that depends on the mood of the satellite, current moon phase, and whether or not a ground squirrel has chewed through your cable. We do have cellphones, but they may or may not work depending on where you are amongst the hills and hollers. If there is a choice between getting a cell phone or a deep freeze, go for the deep freeze. Why a deep freeze, you ask? Well, even if you have a cell phone with good reception, you still can’t get a pizza delivered. What you want to do is find a frozen pizza that you can tolerate and stock up. Same goes for canned soups, oatmeal, and anything else that you can heat up on a wood stove because your electricity is going to go out at some point. Where I was living, the power went out two or three times a year—usually not more than two or three days at a time, but generally in the winter. Another thing you need to do is drive a pickup truck. While I like the idea of a Prius or Corvette, they just ain’t practical. If you’re gonna live in Brown County, you need a pickup. First off, a pickup will identify you as somebody who lives here. Secondly, you need to have room to haul your chainsaw, gas can, shovel, sand, spare can of gas (for when you realize you forgot to refill the other one after you used it), tool box, so you can make repairs to the chain saw, gloves, spotlight, and a blanket to warm up in. When the electricity goes out, it is usually a symptom of a tree or trees going down and taking the power lines down too. That is a symptom of a blizzard, ice storm, torrential rain, tornado, or any combination thereof. If a tree could fall away from a roadway, it won’t. It will go down across the road taking out as much infrastructure as possible. Most of the time a tree will go down between wherever you are and wherever you’re going—usually to your home. It is this fact that prompts one to haul around a chain saw and the rest of the paraphernalia. I have had to cut my way home many times. But the


good news is that I often came back with a fresh load of firewood. Because these events occur mainly in the winter, there is snow to deal with. So, while you are cutting up the tree, the snow is falling and probably drifting—hence the need for the shovel to dig your truck out. When you finally clear the road and arrive back home, home is dark and likely starting to get cold. That’s when you bring into play two other necessities for life in the woods: a wood stove and kerosene lamps. I like central heat—and I did have a propane furnace—but it was my woodstove that provided security, as well as warmth. I would come in from clearing the road and, of course, the electricity would be out. The furnace won’t work without it, so the cabin was dark and cold. But the lamps lit right up and I could get a fire going in the stove in short order. Once, I got my fingers thawed out, I could open a can of soup, pour it in a pan, and set it on the wood stove along with a kettle of water for tea. Before too long I would be enjoying a warm meal by lamp light on a frosty evening. The payoff for all this effort and misery is watching the snow fall in the forest, surrounded by a profound quiet, interrupted only by the occasional popping of a hickory log in the stove. So, there it is. A little bit about the trials and pleasures of living in Brown County. Is it worth it? I sure think so. And maybe next time I will write about surviving suicidal possums and kamikaze deer. And I will tell you how to prepare and enjoy fresh roadkill. Brown County is a fine place to live—you just have to know how to survive.  SIPPIN’ TRIP continued from 53 The engaging host, along with the several sips of good red wine, cast a spirit of joy and camaraderie over the diverse group. He retrieved samples from wooden barrels in a little spout, a process that somehow makes the sip more alluring—it’s like you’re getting away with something! The bus is back at the Visitor Center by 2:30, leaving plenty of time for an afternoon of shopping or walking around Nashville, or a quick nap before an evening out. The cost of the tour is $55. The Sippin’ Trip experience is fun-filled, enlightening, and down-right delicious! For more information about Sippin’ Trips, visit <browncounty.com/tours> or call (812) 988-7303. 

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All Sides of Bill Pittman ~by Julia Pearson

Portrait of Bill Pittman at the Brown County Art Gallery.

Frank Hohenberger photo of Bill Pittman posing as Adolph Shulz, T.C. Steele, and Adam Emory Albright paint.

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n the early 1950s Pearl Fushelberger of Columbus, Indiana, enjoyed her grandchildren, Steve and Beth in her home. The children often tried to move a heavy picture in the family den during their play. Quite a challenge for the little people, it was painted in oils on a solid oak door removed from the kitchen of the Pittman Inn in Nashville and framed and hung in hand-tooled ironwork. They referred to the portrait as “the picture of the funny man.” Years later Beth would confide to her brother that she was always afraid of that picture of the old man, and to a three-year old little girl the picture itself was as tall as she was. That “funny man” was their great-grandfather, William Pittman. Bill Pittman was born on October 13, 1869 in Monroe County, Ohio. His family moved to a farm

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about six miles east of Nashville, Indiana, where he grew up. He became a pillar of Brown County society as an adult, serving as county clerk for eight years and three months. His bride in 1878 was birthright Brown Countian, Amanda Kirts. In 1907 Bill bought the Sanitarium, a building put up in Nashville in 1890 by Perry Hannah to specialize in mineral water treatments that were touted at that time. Bill converted it to the Pittman Inn, a hotel with twenty-five sleeping rooms, and six bathrooms—four for men and two for women. Bill and Amanda became the hosts to all the artists who came to paint in Brown County as part of the Art Colony. Arriving at Helmsburg via the newly-built Illinois Central Railroad from Chicago and beyond, guests were sometimes greeted by music of the village band, arranged for by Bill Pittman. No paved roads existed at this time in Brown County, but visitors could walk the six or seven miles to Nashville or join Bill Pittman on his horse-drawn surrey. If the Inn was filled to capacity, Bill secured rooms in boarding houses around Nashville for guests. His generous sense of hospitality and jovial disposition drew the painters to Bill’s Inn for meetings, discussion, and fellowship. Pearl Pittman Fushelberger, known as “Miss Pearl” to the artists, hands down the story of how Bill Pittman’s portrait was painted by multiple artists, including T. C. Steele, on a rainy spring day in 1908. Due to the weather, the artists could not go out to set up their easels and were congregating at the Pittman Inn. Joking with Bill, comments were made about his Inn lacking a sign. His retort: “If you don’t like it, paint me a sign.” Bill was immediately posed upon a stool on the front porch. Miss Pearl relates how the kitchen door was removed and used as a canvas. Seven of the artists painted the likeness of Bill, suspenders and all, with his jovial smile. Seven other painters staying at the Inn at that time turned Bill around and painted his back on the other side of the door. Fred Hetherington, part of the Hetherington-Berner Works of Indianapolis, had the door-portrait sawed


Pittman’s Inn sign circa 1909.

to size. It was then taken to Indianapolis and had glass protection added to both front and back. A heavy iron frame and brackets from the local blacksmith completed the new sign. It was hung on a post in front of the Pittman Inn. This hotel was sold to Billy Musselman. When the Pittman family moved to the southeast corner of Main and Van Buren Street and operated a second Pittman Inn, the portrait-sign went with them. The family business continued for eight more years. Weather-beaten at the time the Inn was torn down fifteen years later, Will Vawter, who had lent his brush to the original picture, touched up the damage. Unfortunately, most of the artists’ names were covered up during this restoration. Artists known for their part in the piece are: T.C. Steele, Adolph R. Schulz, Ada Walter Schulz, John Hofen, L.O. Griffith, Lucia Hartrath, Will Vawter, Mary M. Vawter, Frank Albright, Harry Engle, Wilson Irvine, Charles W. Dahlgreen, Adam Emory Albright, and Fred Hetherington. When Miss Pearl married Peter Joseph (P.J.) Fushelberger, their wedding gifts included artworks from the Brown County artists—pieces by Gustave Baumann, Ada Walter Schultz, and a pencil sketch by L. O. Griffith of Bill Pittman’s wife and Miss Pearl’s mother. Amanda, P.J., and Miss Pearl met each

other when he came to work in Brown County as an educator. He served as a teacher, principal, and the first superintendent of Brown County Schools. P.J. and Pearl Fushelberger later lived in Hayden for a short time, then made their home in Columbus for the rest of their lives, where P.J. was a realtor and landlord. Bill Pittman died on May 13, 1923 and is buried in the Henderson Cemetery, located east of Gnaw Bone. His abiding wife, Amanda, died on November 5 a year later and rests beside Bill. Miss Pearl graciously gave the unique “front and back” painting-sign of her father to the Brown County Art Gallery in 1968. Visitors coming to the Brown County Art Gallery can easily find it in the permanent collection. There are Frank Hohenberger photographs, including one of the painting when it was being made by the artists. There is also as an actual hotel register book from the Pittman Inn which bears signatures of many artists. The impressionists that immortalized Brown County’s natural landscape in the first part of the twentieth century collectively represented Brown County’s human soul in the likeness of Bill Pittman. Many thanks to Steve Fushelberger, great-grandson of Bill and Amanda Pittman, for his input and enthusiasm. 

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aint no coward but I admit there’s stuff folks do that I don’t git like riding bulls for no good reason or hunting bear in any season or race a car around a track or climb a mountain and then climb back or sail a boat alone at sea why that don’t make no sense to me!?

So country folk Brown County wide in humbleness and civic pride gather herbs and twigs to sell and make new lies we’re gonna tell to every tourist we can find to help them with their peace of mind that what they thought is still the truth that us hillbillies are uncouth!

I kinda like our country style where we all relax awhile as in the evening we aspire to cozy up to wood on fire and not rely on any clocks or live in squares on city blocks but walking trails for a stroll armed with a book and fishing pole or we might sit throughout the night and read that book by candlelight I think you catch my drift and tone we’re living in the Twilight Zone!

Now here’s the kinda thing we do to help them tourists with their view like every year we work real hard to find old cars for someone’s yard and build an outhouse and a barn and spin our age-old country yarn that if you move here we insist this is now how you exist!

Why things round here can go so slow we watch whole fields of flowers grow while there are others just as pleased to sit and watch the growing trees and so the only thing we fear is something just might change round here and so you see that is the reason we have ourselves a tourist season for as they flee their city blocks they flounder here in flowing flocks in certain months within the year to see if we’re still living here to make them happy and contented with stuff we sell and have invented! 70 Our Brown County • Sept./Oct. 2019

We sell them skins and leaves and rocks and real stuffed birds in coo-coo clocks and paintings of our forest skies and roadkill baked inside our pies and like to tell them make a wish that you survive each country dish for though the taste you found a treat they say we might be what we eat and in the country we have creatures you might not want their special features but its our daily type of diet so take a bite you gotta try it! But that’s when I done crossed the line with that there lie I told of mine we have a three-leaf bathroom bush that’s easy on your face and tush and sold them seeds them folks will find become a poison ivy vine !? I feel just terrible…. —Gunther Flumm


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