Monday, October 22, 2012

Civil War Replica Village for Sale

From the Oct. 18, 2012, Chicago Tribune.

Sort of like it, but nor the real thing.  Indiana's Billie Creek Village for sale.  The tourist attraction, 55 miles west of Indianapolis is a replica one. owner Charlie Cooper has decided to sale the 70-acre property at auction. 

First purchased in 1960, the outdoor museum has attracted tens of thousands of visitors in the more than two dozen buildings on site.  They got to experience life during and after the Civil War.  It is located in famous Park County which is noted for its covered bridges and there is even one at the museum.

Lots of festivals and Civil War re-enactments took place there as well as being part of the Covered Bridge Festival which took place this last weekend.

Cooper is in his 80s and says he as spending too much time on the project, plus, it wasn't making money and closed it about a year ago.  This past weekend's auction is expected to take in between $800,000 and $2 million.

Here's hoping someone buys it and continues the museum.

Here's Civil War for You.  --Old Secesh

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