|Subject: LHOTP Town..Sort OF Thu May 21, 2009 8:38 am|| |
I live in Indiana and on the north side of Indianapolis, we have a place that reminds me of Walnut Grove. It's a living history museum called Conner Prairie. It's on a huge piece of land, and all over the acres they have little replica homes set up. Each one is something different, a blacksmith, mercantile etc. You can take tours and they have actors in period clothing explaing what prairie life was like back in the 1800's. I believe they have a stable and/or livery and they have a real mercantile you can buy rock candy and various "old" items at. When I was little, my class took a field trip there. I wanted to buy a yellow bonnet they had like Laura's, but I didn't have enough money with me. I always go in Fall when Conner Prairie does the "Headless Horseman." You ride in the back of an open wagon (it's fun to imagine Laura having done the same thing.) and the driver takes you all through the rolling acres. Finally the Headless Horseman (complete with black stallion) rides up next to the wagon and scares you. You can do things like roast smores, have cider, popped corn etc. It's a lot of fun up there when you are a fan of the show, to be able to imagine what life must have been like.
Does anyone else have something like this around them?
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