Journey Indiana

S2 E12 | FULL EPISODE

Episode 212

Coming to you from the West Baden Springs Hotel...take a trip to the Anne-Grey Cooperage in Fort Wayne; meet artist Ken Bucklew, and hear his inspiring story; travel to Dunkirk for a look at one of Indiana's hidden gems.

AIRED: December 17, 2019 | 0:26:46
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THAT PRODUCTION SUPPORT FOR

JOURNEY INDIANA IS PROVIDED BY

BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER, A

CURRENT CALL LEEP OF THEATER,

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MULTIGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR

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AN OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP WITH

THEIR KIDS AND BY BLOOMINGFOODS

CO-OP MARKET HONORING THE

PRINCIPLES IN THE 21st

CENTURY THROUGH VOLUNTARY

OWNERSHIP, DEMOCRATIC CONTROL

AND CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY.

AT THE CO-OP, FOOD IS JUST THE

BEGINNING AND BY WTIU MEMBERS.

THANK YOU.

>> COMING UP, TAKE A TRIP TO THE

ANN GRAY COOPER.

MEET ARTISTS KEN BUCKLOU AND

HEAR HIS INSPIRING STORY.

TRAVEL TO DUNKIRK TO LOOK AT

INDIANA'S HIDDEN GEMS THAT IS ON

THIS EPISODE OF JOURNEY INDIANA.

WELCOME TO JOURNEY INDIANA.

TODAY, WE'RE COMING TO YOU FROM

THE WEST BASIN SPRINGS HOTEL.

THE HOTEL OPENED IN 1902 AND IS

DESCRIBED AS THE EIGHTH WONDER

OF THE WORLD.

IT IS STILL A WONDER MORE THAN A

CENTURY AFTER THE FIRST GUEST

ARRIVED.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY OF

THE HOTEL, THE RENT RENOVATIONS AND

MORE.

WE'RE HEADING TO FORT WAYNE.

PRODUCER JOHN TIM HAS THE STORY.

SOMETHING MAGICAL HAPPENS WHEN A

SPIRIT GOES INTO A BARREL AND

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTIONS FOR AN

AMAZING WIDE OPEN AMERICAN

BARREL.

MY BACKGROUND IS SPIRITS AND

BEVERAGE.

I STARTED WORKING IN

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS AND HONKY

TONKS IN TEXAS AND I GOT BIT BY

THE CRAFT COCKTAIL BUG.

I ENDED UP MOVING TO CHICAGO AT

THE BEGINNING OF THAT SCENE AND

LIVE AND WORK IN CHICAGO FOR

ALMOST A DECADE DOING ALL KINDS

OF BAR MANAGING, BEVERAGE

DIRECTING.

I MET MY WIFE IN CHICAGO AND WE

HAD A DAUGHTER.

MY WIFE IS FROM FORT WAYNE,

INDIANA HERE AND IT IS A GREAT

CITY FOR FAMILY.

WE MOVED HERE AND I HAD TO

REINVENT MYSELF FROM BEING A

BEVERAGE CONSULTANT WHO WORE A

SUIT EVERY DAY TO BE A COOPER

WHO WORKS WITH HIS HANDS AND

SWINGS A HAMMER EVERY DAY AND

WEARS OVERALLS.

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT WHEN YOU

SAYKY AND A -- WHISKEY AND A BIG PART

IS BARREL AGE AND OAK AGE.

THERE AREN'T A LOT OF COOPERAGES

OUT THERE AND THERE WAS A CRAFT

STILLING BOOM AND PEOPLE WERE

OPENING THE MICRO DISTILLERIES

ON.

A SMALL-SCALE BASIS, BUT NO ONE

WAS MAKING EXTRA BARRELS OR

MAKING NEWER, SMALLER BARRELS

AND WORKING WITH THOSE PEOPLE

AND THERE WAS A BARREL SHORTAGE

FOR SOME TIME.

I STARTED WITH HAND TOOLS

LEARNING THOUSAND HOW TO COOPER, SITTING

ON A SHAVED HORSE I BUILT MAKING

CEDAR BUCKETS AND TANKERS AND

TUBS AND CHURNS.

ALL BY OLD-SCHOOL METHODS BY

HAND TOOLS AND NO MACHINERY AND

THAT IS HOW I GOT MY START.

I HAD TO TEACH MYSELF A LOST ART

IN COOPER AND BARREL MAKING, BUT

JUST HAVING THE BASIC

WOODWORKING SKILLS WITHOUT

LOSING ANY FINGERS.

THIS BY EYE AND BY FEEL AREN'T A

LOT OF MACHINES CAN MAKE IT A

SCIENCE.

IT IS AN ART.

WE HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR

ABOUT THREE YEARS.

THE COMPANY NAME IS MY WIFE'S

MIDDLE NAME, ANN AND MY

DAUGHTER'S MIDDLE NAME GRAY.

IT IS MYSELF AND A BUSINESS

PARTNER, I'M LUCKY ENOUGH THAT

MY BUSINESS PARTNER'S WIFE IS A

MANAGING PARTNER.

SHE IS A BIG REASON WHY I CAN DO

WHAT I DO.

WE WORK WELL AS A TEAM.

WE HAVE OUR FULL-TIME GUY WHO IS

OUT SANDING RIGHT NOW, JARED.

WE HAVE A PART-TIME GUY WHO IS

HELPING ME OUT.

HIS NAME IS JAKE.

AND THAT'S IT, SO IT IS A SMALL

SHOP IN GENERAL.

WE COME IN AND WE DO EVERYTHING.

WE MAKE ALL OF OUR BARRELS TO

ORDER, SO WE DON'T HAVE A BIG

WAREHOUSE FULL OF BARRELS

SITTING AND DRYING OVERTIME THAT

SOMEONE IS WAITING TO BUY.

WE MAKE BARRELS FOR WHOEVER

ORDERED THEM TO THEIR

SPECIFICATIONS.

PEOPLE WILL PUT ANYTHING IN A

BARREL, KOMBUCHA.

I HAVE GIVEN BARRELSES WITH

NEUTRAL OAK AND THEY ARE AGING

TEA INSIDE OF THEM, FOR THE MOST

PART, WHISKEY, BOURBON WHISKEY,

RYE WHISKEY.

WE SELL LOCALLY TO DIFFERENT

LOCAL DISTILLERIES.

OUR PURCHASERS ARE EDWIN COVE

AND OAKLEY BROTHERS.

WE SHIP COAST-TO-COAST, SOME OF

THESE BARRELS ARE GOING TO NEW

JERSEY AND WE JUST HAD A BUG

ORDER GO OUT TO NORTH

CALIFORNIA.

THAT IS WHAT I'M PASSIONATE

ABOUT IS HAVING HIGH-END BARRELS

THAT NICE DISTILLERS WANT TO

USE.

IT IS A NIGHT AND DAY

DIFFERENCE.

♪♪

>> IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO,

GO TO ANNGRAYCOOPERAGE.COM.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

>> THANK YOU FOR COMING.

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT HISTORY

BECAUSE THIS PLACE HAS A VERY

RICH HISTORY.

HOW DID THIS FIRST BECOME A

RESORT DESTINATION?

>> THE FIRST HOTEL BUILT HERE

CAME AROUND IN 1855.

THE FIRST OWNER OF THIS HOTEL

HAD ACTUALLY LEASED IT FROM

DR. WILLIAM A. BOWLES AND WHEN

BOWLES RETURNED FROM THE MEXICAN

WAR, HE BROKE THE LEASE WITH

DR. LANG OR DIDN'T RENEW IT,

ACTUALLY, SO HE CAME ONE MILE

NORTH TO THIS VILLAGE CALLED

MILE LICK AND BUILT A

COMPETITIVE HOTEL.

>> CAN YOU TALK A BUTT ABOUT THE

ORIGIN OF THIS PARTICULAR

LOCATION?

>> THIS LOCATION, DR. LANE NEW

THE PEOPLE WOULD COME HERE.

HE WAS A PATENTED MEDICINE

SALESMEN.

PEOPLE WERE COMING HERE FOR

THEIR HEALTH.

THEY WOULD DRINK THE WATER AS

THE ANIMALS WOULD DRINK THE

WATER BEFORE THAT AND THEY

ENJOYED COMING HERE, RELAXING,

EXERCISING, JUST DOING ALL SORTS

OF THINGS AND SO THAT'S REALLY

WHAT DREW PEOPLE HERE AS IT HAD

DRAWN THE ANIMALS BEFORE.

>> THAT HEYDAY DIDN'T LAST

FOREVER.

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FAD HAD

WORN DOWN?

>> OF COURSE, PEOPLE WOULD COME

HERE TO DRINK THE WATER,

ORIGINALLY AND THEN WE HAD

SEVERAL ILLEGAL CASINOS IN THE

VALLEY, WHICH PEOPLE ENJOYED AS

WELL.

FINALLY, THE STOCK MARKET CRASH

OF 1929 HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON

THIS PARTICULAR HOTEL.

BY THE EARLY 1990'S, THIS PLACE

WAS REALLY IN SHAMBLES.

IT HAD BEEN -- AN ATTEMPT HAD

BEEN MADE TO RESTORE IT, BUT

THAT FAILED.

AN OUTSIDE WALL HAD COLLAPSED

AND SO THAT IS WHEN WE WEREN'T

SURE IF IT COULD BE SAVED, AND

SO FINALLY THE COOKS GOT

INVOLVED AND THAT IS WHAT WE

NEEDED.

SOMEBODY WHO WAS REALLY

DEDICATED TO PRESERVATION AND

WHO HAD DONE A LOT OF

PRESERVATION IN SOUTHERN

INDIANA, SO THAT IS WHAT REALLY

BROUGHT US TO WHERE WE ARE

TODAY.

OBVIOUS THERE IS MORE TO THIS

STORY, AND WE'LL FIND OUT MORE

IN A LITTLE BIT.

UP NEXT, WE'RE HEADED TO OWEN

COUNTY TO MEET PAINTER KEN

BUCKLOU.

>> RIGHT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, I

WAS HURT REALLY BAD ON A DIVING

ACCIDENT SUFFERED PARALYSIS FROM

THE NECK DOWN.

I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR FOUR

AND A HALF MONTHS.

I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO WALK AND

DO THERAPY WITH MY HANDS, SO THE

ACCIDENT A LONG TIME AGO LEFT ME

WITH LIMITED SENSATION AND

DEXTERITY IN MY HAND.

THE WAY I PAINT, I DON'T MOVE MY

HAND AND MY FINGERS.

ALL OF MY MOTION IS DONE WITH MY

UPPER ARM AND SHOULDER, SO SENSE

THAT, I HAD TO ADJUST THE WAY I

HAVE DONE THINGS AND EVOLVE IN

THE WAY OF PAINTING, WHERE I CAN

STILL DO IT, BUT WITH A LOT OF

LIMITATIONS.

MY NAME IS KEN BUCKLOU.

I PAINT THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF

INDIANA AND I DO IT IS THE BEST

I CAN AND HOPEFULLY TO BE AN

INSPIRATION TO OTHERS WHO HAD

GOTTEN HURT BAD LIKE I HAD AND

THINGS THAT THEY NEED TO

OVERCOME.

I DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF DOES

ABLED.

I HAVE A LOT OF LIMITATIONS, BUT

I TRY TO SEE HOW BLESSED I AM

AND NOT TRY TO WHINE OR COMPLAIN

ABOUT WHAT I CAN'T DO AND

CONCENTRATE ON WHAT I CAN DO AND

DO THE BEST I CAN.

I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN

NATURE AND BECAME AND ANIMAL

MASTER CRAFTS AND DID THINGS ON

MY OWN.

I WAS INTERESTED IN EVERY

ANIMALS, EVERY TREES, ALL OF

THAT.

BY THE SECOND OR THIRD GRADE, I

KNEW ALL OF THE TREES AND

FLOWERS AND BUGS IN THE WOODS.

I WAS THE PERSON THAT PEOPLE

CAME TO IF THEY SAW A STRANGE

ANIMAL OR LEAF AND I WAS DOING

THE THINGS I HAD A HUNGER FOR

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT, NATURE.

I WAS INTERESTED IN DRAWING IT.

THE SUBJECT MATTER FOR MY

ARTWORK IS JUST WHAT I'M EXPOSED

TO WHAT I SEE, IT IS THE BIRDS,

THE ANIMALS, THE FLOWERS, THE

WILDLIFE, THE LANDSCAPE, WHAT IS

NATIVE TO OWEN COUNTY AND

SOUTHERN INDIANA, AND ALSO THE

PLACES I GO, ALSO.

MOSTLY WHAT I DO IS WHAT I'M

FAMILIAR WITH AND WHAT I KNOW.

I HAVE TO BE THERE TO SEE IT,

TASTE IT, SMELL IT TO BE

INSPIRED BY IT.

I FOLLOW THE SEASONS A LOT WHEN

I PAINT.

IT IS A DAY LIKE TODAY.

I DID THE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR IT A

YEAR AGO.

I LAYED OUT THE PAINTING A YEAR

AGO, BUT I DIDN'T GET STARTED ON

IT WHEN I WANTED.

NOW I'M PAINTING IT WHEN WE'RE

GOING THROUGH THE SAME SEASON

AGAIN.

THE LARGER AREAS AND SMALLER

AREAS AND WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO

FIT THE TURKEYS IN.

I WILL DOODLE SOME SKETCHES AND

HOW I WANT THE VIEWER'S EYE TO

FLOW THROUGHOUT THE.

PAINTING.

THIS ONE HAS A FLOCK OF TURKEYS

IN IT, ONCE IT HAS IT ROUGHED IN

AND SIT BACK AND

COMPOSITIONALLY, I THINK IT IS

GOING TO WORK AND ONCE THAT

DRIES, I'M READY TO MIX AND

MATCH MY COLORS AND I TEST IT ON

MY PHOTOGRAPHS.

I USE MY PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE TEST

STRIP.

THE ALUMINUM, YOU CAN PAINT ON

THE TOP OF THEM AND PAGE ON THE

BOTTOM OF THEM.

SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO COLLECT

THEM.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY DO WITH

THEM, MAYBE MOBILES AND HANG

THEM ON THEIR PORCH OR WHATEVER.

I WAS THE ALL TIME WINNER THE

DUCK STAMP COMPETITION.

THEY USED TO HOST AN ANNUAL

NATIONAL COMPETITION AND I WON

THE GAME BIRD STAMP 11 TIMES AND

THE DUCK STAMP SIX TIMES.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, MY BARBER

OVER HERE IN ELLISVILLE, A BIG

BIRD HIS WINDOW AND HE SAID I

GOT A BIG BIRD THAT HIT THE

WINDOW AND KILLED ITSELF AND I

SAID PUT IT IN A BAGGY AN PUT IT

IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND I WILL

COME AND GET IT.

ABOUT 5:00 IN THE AFTERNOON, I

LAYED IT OUT IN THE BIRDBATH AND

I'M PHOTOGRAPHING BACK WHEN

EVERYTHING IS .35-MILLIMETER.

MY STOMACH WAS GROWLING BECAUSE

I HADN'T EATEN AND AFTER I WAS

DONE PHOTOGRAPHING, I CLEANED IT

AND BAKED IT IN THE OVEN WITH A

BAKED POTATO, SO I GOT TO EAT MY

SUBJECT MATTER AND I GOT THE

PHOTOGRAPHS DEVELOPED AND IT

CAME OUT PRETTY GOOD.

THE PAINTING GOT A BIRD STAMP

COMPETITION, SO YOU DON'T GET

MORE MILEAGE FROM A BIRD THAN

THAT.

ONE OF MY GOALS THROUGH MY

PAINTING IS TO PRESERVE THE

NATURAL BEAUTY OF INDIANA

THROUGH MY TRADITIONAL PAINTINGS

AND HUMBLING BE AN EXAMPLE OF

PRESERVATION IN DOING SO TO

OTHERS.

>> YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT KEN

AND SEE MORE OF HIS ART AT

KENBUCKLOUFINEART.COM.

WE ARE JOINED BY STEVE, THE

MARKETING MANAGER HERE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

>> A PRETTY SPOT TO HANG OUT,

ISN'T IT?

>> IT SURE IS.

WE TALKED TO JEFF ABOUT THE

HISTORY OF THE HOTEL AND THE

VARIOUS LIVES.

HOW DO WE GET HERE TODAY?

>> WE DON'T GET ANYWHERE WITHOUT

BILL AND GAIL COOKE.

THEY HEARD WE HAVE TO DO THIS OR

WE WOULD LOSE THIS NATIONAL

LANDMARK.

BILL COOKE PLUNGED RIGHT INTO

THIS AND THE IDEA WAS TO BRING

IT BACK TO THE POINT TO SEE HIS

POTENTIAL AND SOMEONE IN THE

EXPERIENCE IN THE HOTEL BUSINESS

WOULD TAKE IT FROM THERE.

DIDN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY.

THE CASINO LICENSE BECOMES

AVAILABLE AND BILL LOOKS AT IT

FROM A BUSINESS PROPOSITION AND

FRENCH LICK BECOMES PART OF IT,

THINKING WE CAN GET THE OTHER

HOTEL, ADD THE ROOMS, AND BUILD

THE CASINO.

HE DIDN'T WANT THIS TO BE

RESTORED AS A MUSEUM PIECE.

HE WANTED IT TO FUNCTION AS THE

WAS IT WAS BUILT TO FUNCTION AS

A HOTEL.

>> YOU'RE CONTINUING TO ADD TO

THE LEGACY OF THIS PLACE.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT?

>> WE DID A TEN YEAR VIDEO THREE

YEARS BACK ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF

THE RENOVATIONS AND REOPENING

AND CARL COOKE SAID IT IS HARD

TO BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS

BECAUSE IT HASN'T STOPPED.

WE JUST BUILT THE NEW VALLEY

TOWER.

WE HAD A GREAT PROBLEM HERE, WE

KEEP SELLING OUT, SO WE HAD TO

ADD ROOMS AND THAT IS ADJACENT

TO THE CASINO.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING

WORK OUT HERE IN THE GARDEN

GETTING THE GROUNDS PREPPED

BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ON

THE LAST HISTORIC BUILDING THAT

WE HAVEN'T TOUCHED AND.

THAT IS THE OLD BOWLING AND

BILLIARD PAVILION.

WE'RE GOING TO TURN THAT INTO

THEANEVENT SPACE.

DOWN THE ROAD, WE HAVE SOME

IDEAS THAT WILL WORK FOR THIS

LOCAL ECONOMY.

>> AS GUESTS SHOW UP, WHAT CAN

THEY EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE?

>> FIRST OF ALL, YOU FEEL THE

HISTORY.

THIS BUILD CANNING BE

SIX-STORIES TALL, BUT IT IS

1,000 STORIES DEEP WITH

EVERYTHING THAT HAS TRANSPIRED

IN THE PAST.

WE BUILT AROUND THE SPAS, SO YOU

GET THE SPA EXPERIENCE.

YOU HAVE A GOLF EXPERIENCE LIKE

NO OTHER.

THIS IS THE ONLY PROPERTY IN THE

COUNTRY WHERE YOU CAN PLAY

COURSES BY TWO HALL OF FAME

DESIGNERS.

>> YOU HAVE ALL OF THE HISTORY

MARRIED WITH THE MODERN

CONVENIENCES AS A WHOLE HAS

GROWN AROUND WHAT WE HAVE DONE

HERE, WHICH WAS ALWAYS BILL'S

DREAM.

>> IF PEOPLE WANT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOTEL OR

COMING HERE TO STAY, WHERE

SHOULD THEY GO?

>> THE EASY PORTAL,

FRENCHLICK.COM.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE

TODAY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU.

>> AND TO YOU.

>> UP NEXT, WE'RE HEADED TO THE

SMALL TOWN OF DUNKIRK TO VISIT

ONE OF THE LARGEST GLASS

MUSEUMSES IN THE WEST.

♪♪

>> YOU CAN SPEND HOURS IN HERE

AND NOT SEE EVERYTHING.

>> HERE IS THE GLASS MUSEUM IN

DUNKIRK, THE SELF PROCLAIMED

GLASS CAPITAL OF INDIANA.

>> WELL, DUNKIRK WAS HERE

BECAUSE OF THE NATURAL CAST IN

THE GROUND AND AT ONE TIME, WE

HAD 12 GLASS FACTORIES HERE IN

TOWN.

WHEN THE GAS RAN OUT PROBABLY IN

THE 1920'S, A LOT OF THE SMALLER

FACTORIES LEFT AND WE ENDED UP

WITH TWO, ONE WAS THE INDIANA

GLASS FACTOR AND THE OTHER WAS

THE HEART GLASS FACTORY AT THE

TIME.

>> HEART, CHANGED HANDS SEVERAL

TIMES AND NOW PART OF THE I-DOT

GROUP.

THEY ARE STILL MAKING BOTTLES,

LOTS OF BOTTLES.

>> THEY MAKE NOTHING BUT

12-OUNCE BOTTLES FOR BUDWEISER.

>> THE INDIANA GLASS COMPANY,

WHICH CLOSED ITS DOORS IN 2004

WAS KNOWN FOR TABLE WARE.

>> INDIANA GLASS HAS 50% OF WHAT

IS IN HERE, BUT BEING THAT

INDIANA GLASS WAS IN EXISTENCE

FOR OVER 100 YEAR, THEY MADE A

LOT OF GLASS AND A LOT OF

DIFFERENT ITEMS.

>> Reporter: THE GLASS MUSEUM

BEGAN WITH KENNY WEBSTER.

OVERTIME THAT SMALL COLLECTION

GREW AND EVENTUALLY A PERMANENT

HOME WAS BUILT IN THE 1980'S.

>> I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH

SPACE WE HAVE.

IT IS LARGE.

IT IS THE LARGEST GLASS MUSEUM

IN THE STATE OF INDIANA AND IT

IS PROBABLY THE LARGE FORTUNATE

ONE IN THE TRISTATE AREA.

WE HAVE OVER 20,000 PIECES OF

GLASS ON DISPLAY AND WE PROBABLY

HAVE ANOTHER 10,000 IN STORAGE

OFFSITE.

WE HAVE GLASS FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD THAT IS NOT JUST FROM

INDIANA GLASS OR BALL BROTHERS,

IT IS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

>> AMONG THE 20,000 PIECES, YOU

WILL FIND ONE OF A KIND GLASS

CANES, CASES FULL OF DEPRESSION

AND CARNIVAL GLASS AND A

BEAUTIFUL SET OF PINK AND GOLD

PLATES THAT WERE NEVER USED.

KEEPING TRACK OF ALL OF THOSE

DIFFERENT THINGS IS NO SMALL

TASK.

>> WE'RE TRYING TO DOCUMENT

EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN HERE AND

THAT HAS BEEN QUITE A CHORE.

WE PROBABLY GOT 7,600 PIECES

THAT WE GOT CAT CATALOGED NOW.

YES, MOST OF IT IS UP HERE.

ONE THING I ASK PEOPLE WHEN THEY

COME INTO THE MUSEUM IF THEY ARE

A COLLECTOR, IF THEY ARE AND

THEY SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT

RIGHT, WE ASK THEM TO TELL US

AND WE'LL CHANGE IT.

>> IF YOU'RE A COLLECTOR OR JUST

CURIOUS, THE GLASS MUSEUM IN

DUNKIRK IS WORTH CHECKING OUT.

>> IT ONLY COSTS $2 GETTING IN,

SO ONE OF THE BUGGEST SURPRISES

IN THE STATE OF INDIANA.

>> B.O.B ALSO TOLDBOB ALSO TOLD US THE DONE

KISH MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN

YEAR-ROUND.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE

INFORMATION, VISIT THE ADDRESS

ON THE SCREEN AND LOOK FOR THE

GLASS MUSEUM PAGE.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY

CONNECTED TO US.

HEAD OVER TO INDIANAJOURNEY.ORG

AND SUGGEST STORIESES FROM YOUR

NECK OF THE WOODS.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT A WELL

KNOWN BUT HARD TO ACCESS ROOM,

THE ANGEL ROOM.

♪♪

>> ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES

THAT REMAINS ABOUT THE HOTEL

REVOLVES AROUND THE ANGELS THAT

ARE IN THE DRUM, WHICH ARE THE

CENTER HUB OF THE DOME HERE.

THEY ARE DOWN ON THE INSIDE, SO

YOU CAN'T SEE THEM.

THE ONLY WAY TO GET THERE IS TO

GO OUT ON THE BUILDING'S ROOF,

SCALE THE SIDE OF THE DOME.

YOU HAVE TO DROP DOWN THROUGH A

HOLE ON THE FLOOR ON A LADDER TO

GET INSIDE THE DRUM.

BUT ON THE INSIDE OF THAT DRUM

ARE THESE PAINTINGS OF ANGELSERS

LARGER THAN LIFE, PROBABLY ABOUT

NINE FEET ALL THE AND THE

MYSTERY IS NOBODY KNOWS WHO PUT

THEM THERE.

SO WHEN YOU THINK OF ANGELS, A

LOT OF PEOPLE, THE NATURAL

ASSUMPTION WAS IT HAS TO BE THE

JESUITS WHO PUT THEM THERE.

THERE IS GRAFFITI ON THEM, A LOT

IN CHALK THAT PROBABLY GOES BACK

TO THE DAYS WHEN THE COLLEGE WAS

HERE.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU FIND

GRAFFITI, SMALLER AND IN PENCIL

DATING BACK TO 1917.

COULD IT HAVE BEEN SOMEONE WHO

CAME WITH THE TILE COMPANY THAT

LAYED THE TILE FLOOR OR THE

POTTERY COMPANY THAT DID THE

FIRE PLAYS OR THE ARTISANS WHO

DID THE ARTWORK?

THE CIRCUSES THAT MR. BALLARD

OWNED HAD PAINTERS THAT PAINTED

THE SIDE SHOW BANNERS, COULD

THEY HAVE DONE IT IN THE WINTER

MONTHS WHEN THEY WAITED IF FOR

CIRCUS SEASON TO ROLL AROUND

GOODAGAIN?

WE CAN'TWE CONTINUE TO SEARCHING FOR

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS.

IT COULD BE A MYSTERY SOLVED,

BUT UNTIL THEN WE WAIT.

♪♪

THAT PRODUCTION SUPPORT FOR

JOURNEY INDIANA IS PROVIDED BY

BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER, A

CURRENT CALL LEEP OF THEATER,

DANCE, AND MUSIC EVENTS IS

AVAILABLE ONLINE.

COLUMBUS INDIANA VISITORS CENTER

CELEBRATING EVERYWHERE ART IN

COLUMBUS INDIANA.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT

COLUMBUS.IN.US.

CATCH CAMP, INDIANA'S ALL

INCLUSIVE FAMILY VACATION WITH

LAKESIDE CABINS AND

MULTIGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR

PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS TO HAVE

AN OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP WITH

THEIR KIDS AND BY BLOOMINGFOODS

CO-OP MARKET HONORING THE

PRINCIPLES IN THE 21st

CENTURY THROUGH VOLUNTARY

OWNERSHIP, DEMOCRATIC CONTROL

AND CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY.

AT THE CO-OP, FOOD IS JUST THE

BEGINNING AND BY

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