Mount Vernon has always been a river town. Going down to the waterfront and watching the boats go by in the evening has long been a popular pastime for its citizens. Now, with new additions and renovations, it’s become one … Continue reading
Take a pleasant drive through rolling hills in the scenic Posey County Countryside to Farview Orchards where you can pick fresh fruit right off the tree, or buy it already picked. Picking fruit at Farview is a great experience for … Continue reading
The Rapp-Owen Granary is one of New Harmony’s most spectacular buildings, and a national landmark as well. Originally seven stories, but later redesigned to be two floors with very high ceilings and solid wood beams and rafters, the building radiates warm spaciousness and awesome grandeur. Continue reading
The Wabash River starts at Grand Lake in western Ohio and flows 475 miles to where it flows into the Ohio in Posey County. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1669 by the famous French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle while he was exploring the Ohio River.
The name comes from the French spelling of the Indian word “Ouabache,” which means “white.” Back then, the river was clear with many white fossils visible on the bottom.
In the early 1800’s, the Wabash was an important artery for trade with flatboats and steamers transporting goods and passengers. That’s why New Harmony was so prominent at the time. Continue reading