TO SHARE A SUGGESTION.
>>JUST OVER 2,000 CALLED >>JUST OVER 2,000 CALLED
KNIGHTS TOWN, INDIANA HOME. KNIGHTS TOWN, INDIANA HOME.
IT MAKES A NICE DAY TRIP KIND OF IT MAKES A NICE DAY TRIP KIND OF
DESTINATION ALL ON ITS OWN, BUT DESTINATION ALL ON ITS OWN, BUT
IT IS A 1986 MOVIE, HOOSIERS, IT IS A 1986 MOVIE, HOOSIERS,
THAT MADE IT FAMOUS. THIS WAS THE GYM ALSO LOCATED
DOWNTOWN THAT SEPTEMBER THE DOWNTOWN THAT SEPTEMBER THE
SCENE FOR THE FILM. SCENE FOR THE FILM.
THE GYM HAS BEEN MOSTLY THE GYM HAS BEEN MOSTLY
UNTOUCHED SINCE THE 1950s. UNTOUCHED SINCE THE 1950s.
WELL TAKEN CARE OF, IT IS A WELL TAKEN CARE OF, IT IS A
COMMUNITY CENTER AND A POPULAR COMMUNITY CENTER AND A POPULAR
EVENT VENUE. EVENT VENUE.
THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE MEMORABILIA THROUGHOUT THE MOVIE MEMORABILIA
AND THE LOCKER ROOM WHERE MANY AND THE LOCKER ROOM WHERE MANY
MOVIE SCENES WERE FILMED. MOVIE SCENES WERE FILMED.
BACK IN 1921 THE COMMUNITY BACK IN 1921 THE COMMUNITY
RAISED FUNDS TO BUILD A GYM IN RAISED FUNDS TO BUILD A GYM IN
ORDER TO HELP PAY FOR THE COST ORDER TO HELP PAY FOR THE COST
ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING A LARGE ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING A LARGE
SPACE THEY HAD PROFESSIONAL SPACE THEY HAD PROFESSIONAL
BASKETBALL TEAMS AND COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAMS AND COLLEGE
PLAYERS TO FORM THEIR OWN LOCAL PLAYERS TO FORM THEIR OWN LOCAL
TEAM. TEAM.
IN 1932, FUNDS FROM THE WPA, THE IN 1932, FUNDS FROM THE WPA, THE
FEDERAL WORKS PROGRESS FEDERAL WORKS PROGRESS
ADMINISTRATION, WERE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION, WERE USED FOR
ADDITION, INCLUDING THE BASEMENT ADDITION, INCLUDING THE BASEMENT
LOCKER ROOM. LOCKER ROOM.
IN 1966 THE GYM WAS CLOSED. IN 1966 THE GYM WAS CLOSED.
THE GYM SAT UNTIL SOMETHING THE GYM SAT UNTIL SOMETHING
WONDERFUL HAPPENED. WONDERFUL HAPPENED.
THE 1985 FILMING OF THE MOVIE THE 1985 FILMING OF THE MOVIE
“HOOSIERS.” “HOOSIERS.”
RELEASED IN 1986, IT BROUGHT THE RELEASED IN 1986, IT BROUGHT THE
GYM BACK INTO THE LIMELIGHT. GYM BACK INTO THE LIMELIGHT.
TO SEE THE GYM REALLY HOPPING, TO SEE THE GYM REALLY HOPPING,
POP IN DURING THE ANNUAL POP IN DURING THE ANNUAL
HOOSIERS REUNION ALL-STAR HOOSIERS REUNION ALL-STAR
CLASSIC, A DOUBLE-HEADER CLASSIC, A DOUBLE-HEADER
COMPOSED OF THE TOP INDIANA HIGH COMPOSED OF THE TOP INDIANA HIGH
SCHOOL SENIORS. SCHOOL SENIORS.
BUT IF SHOPPING IS MORE YOUR BUT IF SHOPPING IS MORE YOUR
SPEED, TAKE A LOOK GLATS-COVERED SPEED, TAKE A LOOK GLATS-COVERED
ANTIQUES. ANTIQUES.
THERE ARE 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF THERE ARE 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF
VENDOR BOOTHS TO SORT THROUGH. VENDOR BOOTHS TO SORT THROUGH.
IT IS EASY TO NAVIGATE, WHICH IS IT IS EASY TO NAVIGATE, WHICH IS
NO EASESY FEAT WITH ALL THE NO EASESY FEAT WITH ALL THE
NOOKS AND CRANNIES. NOOKS AND CRANNIES.
IT ISN’T THE ONLY GREAT PLACE TO IT ISN’T THE ONLY GREAT PLACE TO
BROWSE. BROWSE.
YOU CAN FIND GIFT ITEMS AND YOU CAN FIND GIFT ITEMS AND
FRESH FLOWERS AT THE IVY LEAGUE FRESH FLOWERS AT THE IVY LEAGUE
FLORAL AND GIFTS. FLORAL AND GIFTS.
DURING OUR VISIT, A MAGICIAN WAS DURING OUR VISIT, A MAGICIAN WAS
THERE SHOPPING. THERE SHOPPING.
I GUESS MAYBE EVERYONE FINDS IT I GUESS MAYBE EVERYONE FINDS IT
A BIT MAGICAL. A BIT MAGICAL.
DON’T MISS THE HOMEMADE FOOD AT DON’T MISS THE HOMEMADE FOOD AT
KNIGHTS TOWN T DINER. KNIGHTS TOWN T DINER.
NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE SOME OF NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE SOME OF
THE BEST HOMEMADE FRIES IN THE THE BEST HOMEMADE FRIES IN THE
ENTIRE STATE, AND I SHOULD KNOW, ENTIRE STATE, AND I SHOULD KNOW,
BUT THEY SERVE UP A PERFECT PORK BUT THEY SERVE UP A PERFECT PORK
TENDERLOIN SANDWICH. TENDERLOIN SANDWICH.
PORTIONS ARE BIG, BUT TRY TO PORTIONS ARE BIG, BUT TRY TO
SAVE SOME ROOM. SAVE SOME ROOM.
THAT DESSERT CASE IS ALWAYS FULL THAT DESSERT CASE IS ALWAYS FULL
OF FRESHLY PREPARED TREATS. OF FRESHLY PREPARED TREATS.
WE SAW FOUR KINDS OF PIES ON OUR WE SAW FOUR KINDS OF PIES ON OUR
VISIT IN ADDITION TO OTHER SWEET VISIT IN ADDITION TO OTHER SWEET
OFFERINGS. OFFERINGS.
YOU WILL NOT LEAVE HUNGRY. >>WHAT GREAT PLACE TO SPEND THE
DAY. DAY.
READ MORE ABOUT KNIGHTS TOWN, READ MORE ABOUT KNIGHTS TOWN,
INDIANA AT INDIANA AT
WWW.LITTLEINDIANA.COM. WWW.LITTLEINDIANA.COM.
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