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This beautiful covered bridge is one of the newest additions to Connor Prairie, a Living Museum located in Fishers, Indiana, which is 15 miles northeast of Indianapolis. It is one of central Indiana's most visited spots. We were told that every 4th grader in the state of Indiana is brought to Connor Prairie as part of the school curriculum.
This covered bridge is part of the rural crossroads site which includes the bridge, a Quaker meeting house, and the district school.
This photo shows what 1836 Prairietown looks like with garbed docents showing visitors what life was like then. It is so realistic; the docents really stay in character.
The photo shows Jill entering the original Conner Family home which is a stately 1823 Federal style home and one of the first brick houses in the regions. Today it can be toured and stands as a museum.
Please click to see the "bumb out" on the far left side.
The "bumb out" in the photo is located at the kitchen area where the large fireplace used for cooking is on the inside.
After viewing the Connor Family Home, we went to the back area and visited the Blacksmith's apprentice (the Blacksmith was away on business). This young man was making a hook for hanging pots. We watched him work and talked as though this were all taking place in 1836.
Once we crossed the covered bridge, we traveled forward in time to 1886 and were in Liberty Corner, a rural Indiana community.
We dropped by the Zimmerman Farm and home. The women of the home were eating (they are the last to eat), and we enjoyed this lovely farm house and farm.
We saw unique types of chickens, sheep, cows, and pigs. We even petted the pig! The docents actually do the work on the farm, and the animals are bred for food.
Once you walk through the woods beside the White River, you go back to 1816 and step into the Lenape Indiana Camp. We went inside this Indian home, and I thought that it was quite adequate. We also talked to the fur trader and played musical instruments to accompany the Indian beating his special drum. We watched as small children traded animal pelts for goods in the general store.
One of the most beautiful places at Connor Prairie was the path we walked to reach the 1816 Lenape Indian Camp.
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