SENIORS VISIT INDIANA



Seniors Stop In Cambridge City

4240889939_8aa45cefe7And why not? Someone just won the estimated $540 million Mega Millions jackpot. So Jim is off today to discover this city. Come along with me. Senior travelers will find Cambridge City in Jackson Township, central eastern Indiana, with a population of around 2,000.

Cambridge City was laid out and platted in 1836.The community was named after the city of Cambridge, in England.

The Cambridge City post office has been in operation since 1835. Cambridge City experienced growth when the Whitewater Canal was extended to that point in 1846.

The Whitewater Canal, which was built between 1836 and 1847, spanned a distance of seventy-six miles and stretched from Lawrenceburg, Indiana on the Ohio River to Hagerstown, Indiana.

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Situated along the historic National Road, U.S. Route 40, Cambridge City is currently a prominent destination for antique seekers.

 Seniors Enjoy Canal Days Celebration

The town celebrates its history and heritage during the second weekend each September during the annual Canal Days festival, which commemorates the importance of the Whitewater Canal to the formation and growth of Cambridge City in the 19th century.

TripAdvisor suggests senior travelers make a visit to the Doughtery Orchards for some apples and then take in the Huddleston Farmhouse. The Orchards is the oldest family-owned orchard in the State of Indiana, established in 1883. Visitors can enjoy apples, a variety of fruits, home recipe jellies/preserves, cider and McDougherty’s petting farm.

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The 1841 Huddleston Farmhouse was restored by Indiana Landmarks. This historic landmark offers senior visitors a glimpse of the daily lives of John and Susannah Huddleston and their 11 children, as well as the travelers who crowded the porches and yard and rented the farmhouse’s two “travelers’ kitchens” for cooking and sleeping. Well worth a visit.

Seniors Learn Of Overbeck Pottery

For the senior pottery buffs of the world,” the Overbeck Pottery in Cambridge City has been held in high esteem for many years. Awards were won in Paris, Chicago, New York, Syracuse, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, and Indiana on a regular basis and at the Panama Pacific Exposition.

In recent years growing numbers of groups of museum curators, art schools and collectors have developed a full realization of the artistry of Overbeck Pottery.

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Capitalizing on its heritage, the town’s cottage industry is antique shops — eleven of them. One occupies the Vinton House, a hotel built in 1847 at the former intersection of the National Road and the Whitewater Canal. Today, Vinton House Antiques operates on two floors, offering primitives and works by local artisans.

Stop at The Pour House, where you can take a break from your antique shopping and enjoy coffee and homemade pie. Be sure to check out the eleven historic homes in Cambridge City”The Crossroads of Canal Era Indiana.”   -jeb

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