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"Please sign my guestbook and tell me the area you live, I would love to hear from you!" 

Date, Name & Area

Comments 

 

January 29, 2016
Charles Covey
Lewisville, Indiana

 

Liked seeing the pictures of my home and antique shop. Thanks

Glad you enjoyed the photos Chuck. Lewisville is a nice looking small town and I enjoy stopping there for a rest while riding through on my recumbent trike.

 

July 17, 2015
Dennis W. McWhorter

I am 5th generation Blooming Grove. My 3Great Grandfather settled there in 1816. Love the photos. They are the best and complete photos I have ever seen of Brookville. Thank you

Hi Dennis, thanks so much for such a nice comment on my site. I appreciate it!

July 5, 2015
Nancy Bate
Carmel, Indiana

Really enjoying your site. Thanks for your work.

Nancy, I am glad you enjoyed my website...comments like yours make it worthwhile. 

June 1, 2015
Janet Monnett
Cloverdale, Indiana

Beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for taking the time.

Thank you very much Janet.

March 30, 2015
Mildred Ewer
Trevose, Pennsylvania

Thank you for the great pics of Old Brookville, IN. The old Brookville cemetery has at least one Revolutionary soldier, Jabez Lathrop Winship, my ggggg grandfather. We hope to visit the cemetery sometime. You can find his name in findagrave.com. Thanks, Mildred

Glad you enjoyed the site Mildred and thanks for signing the guestbook.

October 31, 2014
Joani Duval
Bloomington, Indiana

Thanks so much for a peek at the Italianate houses on your site. I am trying to decide whether or not to tackle a renovation/preservation of a lovely Italianate place in Bloomfield. Site has been an inspiration! If you would like to see the place and can suggest others I might like to see don't hesitate to email me at --------.

Hi Joani, I am glad that my site was a help to you and of course I am always happy to know that another old historic structure is going to be preserved. Thanks for the invite and I might take you up on it sometime. A trip to Madison Indiana might be inspiring.

September 11, 2014
Judy
Swizerland

Danke für die wundervollen Bilder von spring mill village, ich liebe diese alten Häuser und die Atmosphäre, die in deinen Bildern zu spüren ist, viele Grüsse, Judy

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of spring mill village, I love these old houses and the atmosphere that can be felt in your paintings, many greetings, Judy

It is nice to hear from you Judy and I am glad you enjoyed the photographs.

 

August 28, 2014
Justin McCowan
Kinston, North Carolina

 

 I am proud to have been born in the beautiful town of Connersville. I recognize the building that shows the Fayette County Republican Party headquarters on the ground floor from my early years when it was the Readmore bookstore as of circa 1990. My major area of interest is architecture, especially period styles. You have captured lots of interesting details in your photographs, which I must say are artfully mastered. These old buildings represent true American spirit and the value of small businesses, and you have included quite a few that are interesting.

Hi Justin, thanks for the compliment and I am glad you found my site. It is always good to know that someone enjoys and appreciates my work. I like Connersville and it has some nice historical structures.

 

July 30, 2014
Debra Young-Morrison
Middletown, Ohio

What a wonderful site! I love the sites in Indiana. Plan to get over there soon to see the Pioneer Village. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Debra, thanks for the nice comment! I am sure you will enjoy the village.

 

 July 17, 2014
Mary Presley
Haynesville, Louisiana

Hi, I don't know if you remember me from I-draw-and-paint.com, but I thought I would check back here to see what you have been up to. I really do like the composition of your photos. I am back into learning about photography and bought my first DSLR.

Hi Mary, your name is familiar but I couldn't find you on the art forum. Thanks for the compliment on my work and I wish you well with your photography. I wouldn't mind having a DSLR.

 

May 5, 2014
Ginger Boone
Formerly of Greensburg, Indiana

Thank you for capturing some iconic images from my home town and county! You photographed some areas that I am very familiar with and grew up seeing everyday. Unfortunately I don't live there any more but these pictures took me back. They are wonderful! Thank you!

I am glad you enjoyed the photographs Ginger!

 

November 9, 2012
Jan Lockridge
Knightstown, Indiana
I love your site.

Thanks very much Jan!
September 19, 2012
Darcy O'Neal Conley
Near Milroy
My dad was born in Milroy, Indiana, I currently live four miles from there. Love the pics. Hate it that Rush County was convinced that they no longer need to maintain this bridge. Again, nice pictures.

I am happy you enjoy the photographs Darcy. I also hate to see a historic bridge forgotten and left to ruin. If the counties wouldn't let these bridges get into such disrepair it wouldn't cost so much to keep them in repair. It isn't like we have so many of them. Thanks for commenting.
August 24, 2012
Beverly Bockstege
Mims, Florida
Thank you for the photos of the covered bridge in Moscow. The yellow brick house by the bridge was built by my husband's maternal grandparents and is a favorite summer gathering place. It was a joy to have it rebuilt. Moscow wasn't quite the same without it. We first introduced our children to Poo Sticks from this bridge.

Hi Beverly, glad you enjoyed the photos and thanks for the interesting comments. I am so happy with the old/new bridge.....Moscow just would not be the same.
August 5, 2012
Doug Shakel
Tucson
Enjoyed your site, found by accident. I lived in Brookville for about four years as a little kid, age four thru eight, during most of WW II while my dad was overseas in the war. It was my mother's home town, and her sister, my aunt, was the chief operator and bookkeeper at the local phone company. I've been back a number of times, most recently for their bicentennial in 2008. I want to tell you several things about some of your buildings, but will do that else where. My mother was born in that Seminary building down in the valley. And the river(s) there are the "Whitewater", NOT the "White River". Nice job and looks like great fun. Keep at it, please...

Hi Doug, thanks for commenting and I am glad you found and enjoy my site. It is a lot of work and yes it is fun and interesting in showing Indiana. I am very limited on time and will check out your building comments later. You are correct about the name of the river and during a very quick check of the site I didn't catch the "White River" term but will look it over again in the future. And...I do have more Brookville photographs to post in the future.


July 2, 2012
Michelle Coy
Irvington

Love your website. Beautiful photos.

Thank you very much Michelle!

June 25, 2012
Jonathan
Bozeman, Montana

Your state's motto is, "The Crossroads of America" and I am afraid that is exactly what it has been for me. I have driven through Indiana a number of and I have always thought of it as one state closer to my destination, but never somewhere I wanted to be. I will take the time in the weeks to come and visit (via your blog) all that your state has to offer. I too stumbled upon your blog and I am not sure what caught my attention but I am glad it did!

Hi Jonathan, thanks for visiting and commenting! I hope you enjoy the website although I have such a small amount of Indiana represented. Like all states Indiana has many interesting places, however if I lived in a large and beautiful state such as Montana.....well, I might not wish to return!

May 31, 2012
Lori Johnson
Tucson, Arizona

I'm not even sure how I found the link for your site, but I am so glad I did! I did most of my growing up in Rush County but also lived in Jefferson, Whitley, and Huntington Counties. I have fond memories of many of your pictures! While I love the Sonoran Desert, I often miss the beauty of the sites you have captured. Than you for a pleasant way to spend my evening!

Thank you Lori for your kind compliments, it is a joy to know that my work is appreciated! I'm glad you enjoyed the site.

April 3, 2012
Brian Jones
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Awsome site Steve. I grew up in Knightstown and all of your pictures of East Central Indiana are just as I remember. Thank you for taking and posting your pics. This is definitely one of my favorite web pages.

Thanks so much for the nice compliments Brian and letting me know how much you enjoy the site! It sort of makes it all worth while. I am currently working from the library on this site and it is slow and difficult trying to post photographs but I will try to get a few on once in a while.

March 26, 2012
Wesley Wilhite
Roseburg, Oregon

Born at Methodist Hospital  in Indianapolis  in 1940.  Moved to west coast in 1956. Dearly miss my Indiana home. Thank you for these wonderful pictures.

Nice to hear from Wesley and I am happy you enjoyed the photographs.

December 11, 2011
Debra Zemko
Rural Valley, Pennsylvania 

Hi, These are such beautiful pictures and I was glad to be able to view them to get some ideas for my own home and carriage house as far as colors and landscaping. Very nice.

Thank you very much Debra! Glad I could be of help on your own place.

December 11, 2011
Richard Hudelson
Duluth, Minnesota 

Steve, Great photos. I grew up in New Castle, Indiana. My father was from rural Rush and Fayette Counties. I really enjoyed the rural photos.

Nice to hear from you Richard....away up there is the frozen north! I am happy you enjoyed the photos.  

November 15, 2011
Ann
Aurora, Indiana 

Loved your pictures, too bad all the barns are in such bad repair and falling down.

Yes it is and rather sad to see the past disappear at such an alarming rate.

November 6, 2011
Teresa Ballantyne

Columbus, Ohio

Hi Steve, You are so generous to share your wonderful photos. I loved the Spring Mill photos and have put it on our list of places to camp. Also love your barns and historical comments.

Hi Teresa, thanks for the nice compliments, I appreciate them very much. I believe you will enjoy Spring Mill state park. Try to spend as much time as possible in the village and the short walk up to the water source is nice. Donaldson Cave is closed because of the bat situation but the walk down to it and back is good exercise!

November 1, 2011
Tammy Adkins
Rockford, Illinois

Thank you so much for this website. I grew up in Hancock County and Greenfield. (Born in Greenfield in 1954.) When I get home sick, I know where to visit. I grew up on West Main Street across from the McCully home so the trip along Main Street was awesome. I have to correct one thing though. While visiting the rural part of  of your tour, Wilkerson is actually Wilkinson. My parents and grandparents are buried in the Wilkinson Cemetery.  I recognized the large old school there. Thanks again for the wonderful photos and information attached.

I am glad you enjoyed the website Tammy! This makes me feel good about having the site on the Web. Thanks very much for the correction concerning Wilkinson and visit again sometime. I will put more barns and scenery of the county on the site at the some point.

October 13, 2011
M Bane
Winchester, Indiana

Hi Steve, thank you for the pictures of Winchester. The court house is being renovated with a new addition. We have also got a new clock tower. A lot of the store fronts are being redone. Please visit out town again. Once again, thank you.

I am glad you enjoyed the photographs and am happy to hear about the renovations. I would very much like to visit again with more time so I can capture the places I missed. I do have a few more images to show of Winchester. Thanks for the information and for commenting.

October 7, 2011
Jennifer Farmer
Greenfield, Indiana

Hello Steve. You have done a nice job on your website. You may want to update the picture and description of the Randall building. Posh Salon has been there for about a year and a half. The building has bee re-painted also. Thanks for building such an informative website about the city of Greenfield.

Hi Jennifer, thanks for the information and I am glad you enjoyed the site.

September 28, 2011
Tiffany
New Albany, Indiana


Some of my fondest memories are of Spring Mills. Thank you so much for taking these pictures. They bring back many childhood memories.

You are very welcome Tiffany, I am happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for commenting.

September 20, 2011
Edward Wemmeus
Poteau, Oklahoma?

I love the barns. Great eye. Keep up the great work.

Thank you Edward!

August 30, 2011
Jessica Bessler
Frankfort, Indiana

My husband found this site and was quite surprised to see a picture of our house! Your last picture is ours. We would love to provide additional info and contacts for info on several of the other houses if you're interested.

Hi Jessica, nice to hear from you. Yes, I am always glad to be able to add a few comments of interest on any of the sites. I personally like to read the date, the original owner and occupation  or business of said person. As for the other owners, if they would like to contribute information it is always welcome. Please send the information by Email (Contact) and I will mention that the owner offered the information. I will mention your name if you would like me to. Also, if you wish this public message to be deleted please let me know. Thanks for anything you can add.

August 11, 2011
Ed Knight
St. Charles, Missouri

Nice website....!!! Thanks for all your efforts to make it such an enjoyable site to visit. I grew up in Knightstown in the 40's and 50's and it was a wonderful place back then..!! Still is...!! Thanks again.

Thanks Ed for the encouraging comments! My visits to Knightstown goes back to perhaps 1970 give or take, but sure wish I could have made it in the 40's or 50's. I like the surrounding area and remember riding  the Greensboro Pike among others on my motorscooter in the early 80's. Thanks for visitiing!

August 11, 2011
Mary Jane York Nepstad
Eaton Rapids, Michigan

You did a great job on the pics, it's so nice to look back and remember where you grew up at. Would love to see even more as we have such a beautiful town. Thank you again for your time and hard work. Mary Jane York-Nepstad, formerly from Knightstown, Indiana.

Nice to hear from you Mary and thanks for commenting. I wish I could have grown up in a place like Knightstown, especially in my time period and I wouldn't mind living there now. I'm glad you enjoyed the photographs.

August 7, 2011
Alan Colwell
Brookville, Indiana

The woman in the photo in front of 656 Main Street is my mother, Sandra Colwell. We remember when you  were here taking the pictures, and we agree, they are very nice photos.

Thanks Alan, your mother was very friendly and helpful. In fact, I might have missed the Hermitage as it is sort of hidden away. I'll try to get my photographs of the old homes posted in the near future. Thanks for commenting.

July 12, 2011
Doralee Susan Bastin Elliott
Saint James, Missouri

Thank you for putting this on here. I'm from Milroy, my husband is from Hartford City, Indiana. He joined the army in 1975 and he was in for 21 1/2 years so we have been away from Indiana for 36 years and I miss a lot of the old things so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you so much Doralee! This is exactly what I had in mind when I decided to post my photographs of Indiana. I am so happy that you enjoyed the website.

July 12, 2011
Judy Seright
N. Ft. Myers, Florida 

Being raised in Rush County I have enjoyed your pictures. I plan to spend more time looking at more pictures. Thank you so much for posting them.

I am glad you enjoyed the photographs Judy, I have some of Rushville and probably a few more of the county to post in the future. Thanks for visiting and commenting. 

July 11, 2011
Kathy Kelley
Shelbyville, Indiana 

Thank you, your work is truly amazing! You have done such wonderful work with a camera! I love the fact you share it with all of us! Thanks again!

Thanks so much Kathy! I appreciate your commenting and am very happy you enjoyed the photographs.

July 5, 2011
Cathy Mellecker
Hollywood, Florida 

I loved your photos of Frankfort. My family lived there from the 1930's until the late 1960's. I had moved away and missed it terribly. I now take vacations and drive around Indiana and specifically Frankfort and take pictures of houses etc. Thank you for your work.

Hi Cathy, nice to hear from someone from Frankfort. I'm am glad you enjoyed the photographs and thanks much for commenting. 

July 1, 2011
Steve & Kim Boston
St. George 

Found some old photo's at a swap meet in California, they said A.J. Banks 1831-1912. We were so pleased to see that the old towered house is still around. Thanks for the current beautiful photos.

Thanks Steve & Kim, I am happy you enjoyed the photographs.

June 15, 2011
Max Timbrook
Mitchell, Indiana

Steve: Outstanding photos of the village in which I work as the mill interpreter. Its history captures emotions at times. Your photo work is highly complimentary to the ville past. Thank you.

Max, thanks very much for the compliment on my work. You are right on concerning the emotions of this area. Two of my favorite visits other than once with my father was after daylight. Once during a candle light tour and the other when I was nearly the only one in the village soaking in the quite, loneliness and history of place.

Actually, this is the second time I have documented the village in photographs. Six years ago I had a website of stereoviews of Indiana and a few other states but I lost it due to hackers. Springmill was the most popular subject of all and several families changed their travel plans in order to visit. Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it.

June 10, 2011
Scott Milam
Newburgh, Indiana

We visited Springmill Pioneer Village last weekend with our Boy Scout troop. I think I saw every one of your photos and read every word. I find it fascinating to imagine life in those times. Thanks.

Hi Scott, glad you enjoyed the site and I agree with your comments on the pioneer village. It is truly an interesting, beautiful and relaxing place to learn a bit of our Hoosier history.

June 7, 2011
Cerelle
Phoenix, Arizona

Thank you, Steve, for showing us the beauty of this neighborhood...and most of all for allowing me to share your handsome shots of Ovid Butler's "Forest Home" about which I had read so much. He is part of my family...and I am delighted to see how fine it is. THANKS again, Cerelle.

You are welcome Cerelle, I am happy you enjoyed your visit to my site.

June 5, 2011
Lisa Tawney
Franklin, Pennsylvania

I stumbled onto your site while looking for images of old Victorian homes. I found the photos of Lockerbie Square and was mesmerized. They are simply lovely. What a wonderful idea to create a website with photos of your beautiful state. Thank you for sharing!.

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Lisa, I appreciate them! Lockerbie Square is a special little neighborhood and I  have more homes to show in the area.

June 4, 2011
Rob Doerflein
Brookville, Indiana

I actually live in what I like to call the Bermuda Triangle. If you draw a line that connects Brookville, Metamora and Laurel you'll fine me right on the center. I've lived on the same road all 30 years of my life. I enjoyed viewing your pictures of those areas and will continue to reruse the rest of your site in my free time.

Hi Rob, you live in a beautiful area of the state. I am glad you are enjoying the photographs, I still have some of Brookville to post. 

April 27, 2011
Jim Shirey
Fishers, Indiana

I have long admired your work, especially your pen and ink of courthouses and have several: Marion, Tippecanoe, Hancock, Hamilton, Rush, Johnson and Bartholomew. Also of the Anthenaeum and City Market. Purchased and displayed in my court reporting office for 30 years. Now retired. Looking for a new home for such beautiful art pieces. I recall meeting you in Greenfield back when you and I didn't have any gray hair.

I remember you well Mr. Shirey and upon seeing your name I recalled your business and your purchasing a number of my prints, thanks for the compliments and it is nice to hear from you.

I returned to working in pencil and then a couple of years ago I did four acrylic paintings of which I was rather shocked at how well they came out. I haven't done any art work for around two years all thought I might attempt some oils sometime. This digital photography really fascinates me and brings me much pleasure and I can capture many more places of history before it is lost forever.

April 3, 2011
Clair Mercer
Carthage, Indiana

What a wonderful website! You are doing an outstanding job and are performing a service to our state in helping preserve it's beauty. I would love to have you come to Carthage and take many more photos. My husband and I live in an 1850's home and are very much into Carthage and Rush County History.

Thank you so much for commenting Clair, it is comments such as these that encourage me to keep working on this site as long as possible. I like Carthage and have a few more photos to post as well as with Rushville and Rush county. I regret not getting a few sites in the area that are now gone such as the 1840's (at least) home that used to sit on a ridge just outside of Carthage toward the southeast overlooking the town.

January 29, 2011
Nancy K.
Indianapolis, Indiana

I would like to see Winchester because of your pictures.

I'm glad you like the photos Nancy and that is the effect I like for them to have. Winchester seemed to be a very nice small county seat but I didn't get to see much of it because I had so much area I wanted to cover.

January 26, 2011
Mary L.
Haynesville, Louisiana

I love the photos you have taken. My curiosity is up. Can I ask what camera you are using, I like to read about the cameras when the photos taken with them are wonderful. I also love to take photos of everyday items just because and then make a collage that really looks good to my eye.

Hi Mary, nice to hear from you and thanks for the compliment. I am using a Sony H50 which came out in the Spring of 2008 I believe, I bought mine in December of that year. It is what I would call a top of the line "Compact Camera". It of course will not do what a 35mm camera will do but is somewhat better than a cheaper "Point & Shoot" camera. It has a manual setting which is the only one I use having had a few 35mm cameras in the past. It has a good number of settings of which some I don't change with every photo I take as it would take so much time and wear the battery down. To make up for this I use Gimp (a free program) to make minor adjustments and also to do some cloning when necessary. It does what I need it to do fairly well without going to great expense and having to lug a lot of weight around. I sure hope you enjoy your experience in photography.

January 10, 2011
Richard
Stanberry, Missouri

Caught your site when it was submitted to my directory. Normally I don't accept sub-domain submissions but my attention was caught. Being a bit of a history buff and enjoy good photography I was impressed. Added as a premium listing and also added as premium to my paid directory @ quhl.com under Arts/Photography. Great stuff.

Hi Richard, thank you very much for the compliments on my work and also for the premium listing in your directory. I visited your site which is very clean and classy and also some of the listings which give a feel of quality and certainly a fresh breath of air so to speak on the internet.

January 1, 2011
I.E. Kovacsi
Baltimore, Maryland

Spent a nice interlude on your pages. Thank you. Wish the winters weren't so cold in Indiana. Otherwise it would be a nice place to retire. Good Luck with your painting.

Thank you I.E., glad you enjoyed your visit. I sure agree with you about the winters, they are getting tougher as the years go by!

December 24, 2010
Nancy K.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Thank you for showing me the beautiful art work up close.

I thought that gold eagle would get to you and I'm glad you are enjoying the architectural detail. Next I will post closeups of the statuary.

October 15, 2010
Kathy Radford
Kingston, New Hampshire

Love your barn photos. I am a freelance photographer in Southern New Hampshire with a passion for old barns. I will have to check out your site often as I love your barns and would like to see  your area of the country. This Christmas I am giving my family 2011 Calendars of barns in this area. Keep up the great photos.

Glad you like my old barn photos Kathy, we have a few good ones here and there. I believe I would rather tour your area of the country for scenic views and old buildings though. I visited your site....it and you doesn't seem to belong to each other.

October 15, 2010
Lewis Thelen
Indianapolis, Indiana

Hi Steve, I recently moved here from New York City and was very pleased to be able to call The Old Northside home. Love your photos I will reference your site to show people back in NYC what the area looks like.

Hi Lewis, hope you like it here and the Old Northside should be a great area to live near downtown. I'm glad you like the photos and thanks for commenting.

October 3, 2010
Don McGibbon
Potomac Falls, Virginia

Glad to have found you again. Your photo work is exceptional. I am an artist and retired but am still painting. My only  subjects are barns and farms and old aircraft and trains. Please keep them coming. All the best from Virginia.

Hi Don, I am glad you found my new website. It sound like you are about where I am , I painted until last year. If Chroma made good quality paint I would be tempted to pick up the brushes again. Thanks so much for commenting, it is always great to hear from visitors.

September 22, 2010
Donna Baker Schumann
Greenfield, Indiana (formerly)
New Smyna Beach, Florida

Thanks for the memories, grew up here in this little town & enjoying your pictures. Now living in New Smyna Beach Florida another great small town by the way.

Hi Donna, I am glad you are enjoying the photos, makes me feel like there is a reason for this madness! I thought before I started.....there has to be a few ex hoosiers that would enjoy these views. I have been in New Smyna Beach with a friend, he enjoys fishing from or near the bridge. There was also a great place to get delicious fish sandwiches in that area. I appreciate your commenting.

September 20, 2010
Brenda Maxwell
Indianapolis, Indiana


I'm orig. from Connersville-LOVE the pics-I'm very interested in the downtown buildings-the history parts-the structure & detail. It's hard to find this stuff or anything about  them.

Hi Brenda, I'm glad you like the photos. I have more to put on but I need to make another trip to finish as I lost my sunlight last time. I like Connersville in that they still have a lot of the old structures.  Thanks very much for commenting.

September 17, 2010
Jean C.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

This is wonderful, please don't stop taking photos. I recently discovered that my roots are in this part of Indiana. I'm floored at it's quiet beauty and fascinated to see from where I descended.

Hi Jean, first of all....thanks so much for commenting! Knowing people are visiting and enjoying the photos encourages me to share them. What specific area is your family from...perhaps I could find a nice view of it. My family settled about twelve miles south of Greensburg.

September 7, 2010
Kathrin G.
Ireland

Hi Steve, I really enjoyed my visit to your new website. Fantastic photos what portrait so much more then just what you see in them. They tell a story, even if it is a sad one at times. I will definitely be back. 

Hi Kathrin, I am so glad you visited my site and thanks for commenting! Maybe next I will have a few scenic shots in the scenic category, they are sort of scattered among the counties now.

August 19, 2010
Nick C.
Indianapolis, Indiana

I stumbled onto your new site, it's coming along nicely. Good Luck, look forward to some more awesome pics & keep up the great work!

Thanks very much Nick....good to hear from you.

August 13, 2010
Nancy K
Indianapolis, Indiana

Love this site, good luck with it!

Thanks Nancy, I'm happy that you like it. Come back and visit again.

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