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Fall Experiences

Are you a fall fanatic? If the thought of sweatshirts, cider, pumpkins, and chili get you excited, then you’ve landed in the right place! Get Ready: this is fall in Wabash County. CHILI COOK OFF Paradise Spring Historical Park Must attend event! Largest chili cook off east of the Mississippi river (literally)! $5 admission to…

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Get Out of Your City Immediately!

Get out of your city, immediately! Okay, that sounded a bit dramatic, but families and couples ARE making the easy 1- 3 hour drive to Wabash, IN for weekend getaways.  Sometimes it’s just to escape the street hustle of the urban jungle and reconnect in a place where the threat of being hit by a…

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Recreational Inspiration – Waterways and Reservoirs

No other place in Indiana offers the variety of scenery and recreational activities than Wabash County. Forested landscapes, historic rivers, waterways and reservoirs await thrill seekers, explorers, hikers, campers and fisherman. The Wabash River, Eel River, Mississinewa River, Salamonie and Mississinewa Reservoirs inspire many thousands of visitors annually to experience undisturbed natural beauty and wildlife.  Years of…

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Happy downtown, happy town

You get out of it what you put into it,” the old adage goes. Over the past few years, Wabash County has plenty of momentum going for it in regards to economic investment and improvements. In August 2014, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann named the City of Wabash as one of two designees for the 2014…

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Few remain of the county’s five original covered bridges

There are less than 100 historic wooden covered bridges in the Hoosier state, with Wabash County being able to boast two of them. Currently, the towns of North Manchester and Roann feature their covered bridges as two of the county’s 28 listings in the National Register of Historic Places, both of which allowing traffic into…

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Paradise Spring Historical Park

Cabins, walking paths, human history and open greenspace await visitors to Paradise Spring Historical Park. Located within a few blocks from the historic downtown district, Paradise Spring offers a peaceful connection to nature and history. The park is an important connection between community, cultural resources and landscape. Layers of human history and land are evident through…

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Celebrating 76 Seasons of Symphonic Sound

In October 2014, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 76th season with the concert, “Vive la France!”. The concert celebrated French composers, and featured the work of guest artist Kelly Hornbarger, flute, performing the virtuosic piece “Fantasie Brillante from Carmen.”   The Manchester Symphony Orchestra serves Wabash County and the region. This tradition has…

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Wabash is a Stellar community

Ask anyone in the City of Wabash, and they will tell you that Wabash is a Stellar Community. It’s not just their opinion. It’s a fact. For in August, Wabash was one of two Indiana cities named Stellar Communities Designees for 2014. The Stellar Communities Program is a collaboration between the Indiana Housing and Community Development…

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North Manchester native Thomas R. Marshall served 2 terms as US Vice President

The Wabash County town of North Manchester lays claim to being the home of former Vice President Thomas R. Marshall. Marshall, who served as vice president under President Woodrow Wilson, served one term as governor of Indiana before moving to the White House. The son of Daniel and Martha Marshall, Thomas was born on March…

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Canal played major factor in developing Wabash County

The Wabash and Erie Canal, though short-lived, played a great role in helping develop Wabash and much of Indiana in the early 19th century. The U.S. Congress provided a land grant to the State of Indiana to create the canal. Work on the canal began in Fort Wayne in 1832 and was finished in Evansville…

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