Thursday, 25 May 2017

Corydon, Indiana...

After leaving O'Bannon Woods State Park, we drove a short distance east to the town of Corydon, Indiana. Candace had wanted to take me to visit Corydon for a while, since it was here that Indiana's first state constitution was drafted. Corydon served as Indiana's first state capital from 1816 until 1825, when the seat of government moved to Indianapolis, and was also the site of the Battle of Corydon during the American Civil War in 1863. We walked around the downtown area and enjoyed delicious (albeit rather expensive) coffee before heading back home. It was a great day!

 Indiana's first constitution was drafted under the shade of the Constitution Elm.
 The tree died in 1925, but the trunk was preserved in this monument.
 Lovely little houses near the Constitution Elm.
 Another beautiful house.
 The Frank O'Bannon Monument in Downtown Corydon.
 The Old State Capitol.
 The Harrison County Court House, located just near the Old State Capitol.
 Captured WW1 German Howitzer.
 Enjoying coffee at a local coffee shop.
Crawford County is just next to Harrison County.
 Clouds in the sky as we drive over a hill.
View of the Ohio River on the way home.

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