Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday July 19, 2013-Heartland Resort

Let me begin by saying that for a long time I've been bragging about how nice the weather has been for us. I have to admit that summer has finally caught up with us. It has been in the mid 90's every day and the air conditioners are working hard to keep up. 

Today Mack and Mattigene came out and picked us up to go to the Indiana State Police Museum that is nearby.

Every Police Museum must have a collection of old cars, and this place is no exception. A bit before my time is a 1950 Chevrolet 2 door sedan. 

This is a 1980 Dodge, which is similar to the Grand Fury models that we drove for the first two or three years in Dickinson. It brought back many memories!

I believe this one is a 1937 Chevrolet, waaaaay before my time. Notice there were no overhead lights but fender-mounted red spots.

Don't be fooled by this one. It is coming and going! They welded two front ends from Chevrolet patrol cars to make an interesting display. There are no motor(s) in the car and they did a good job of joining them together.

Whats a police museum without a motorcycle? This is a 1937 Indian which is a collector's item in itself.

Gotta have a Harley Davidson! I never wanted to ride a motorcycle in my career. I liked my air conditioned, 4 door sedan.

The display on the left is duty weapons that were carried by troopers and investigators. The middle collection is weapons won by State Troopers in shooting contests and donated to the museum.

They had a large display of Indiana native, John Dillinger. He was a well known bank robber of the depression era. Dillinger robbed two dozen banks and four police stations. Dillinger was a big part of J Edgar Hoover's formation of the FBI. A group of local police and federal officers killed Dillinger in Chicago in 1934.

Uniforms from the early days on the left and center and more modern on the right. 

They even had an old still on display. I never knew that Indiana had moonshiners but apparently they did.

After finishing up at the museum, we returned to the El Nopal restaurant where we enjoyed another great Mexican food meal. It was a nice day, spent with good friends.

So long.

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