Story Inn

The Story Inn
Nikon N60, AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6
Fujicolor 200

You’ll find this old country General Store, today operating as an inn and restaurant, in the middle of nowhere in Brown County, Indiana.

This dot on the map was an important little village until the Great Depression did it in. But I’m getting ahead of myself — come back tomorrow to read the story of Story, which is what this village is called.

I made this photograph on my first visit to Story a few years ago.


10 responses to “single frame: The Story Inn”

  1. Cuusop Dingle Avatar
    Cuusop Dingle

    Probably 20 years ago I led a group of fellow MG drivers to Story for a stay, enjoyed a road called the Hogsback on the way. Also visited Spring Mill, Madisonville (I think the RR tracks going up the hill were still there), and Columbus on the same trip. A very scenic (if wet—this would have been late April) – tour.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That sounds like a great tour!

  2. Stormi Hunt Avatar

    This is fantastic, I LOVE Brown County, and all of the fantastic buildings! Indiana is a wonderland <3 Thank you for sharing!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Brown County is pretty awesome!

  3. Roger Meade Avatar
    Roger Meade

    What a great building to serve as a prototype for a model railroad structure!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes! You can build an entire replica of Story after you see tomorrow’s post.

  4. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    This is a pleasing, feel good photograph. Thanks for sharing it today.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Others must think so, too, as this is one of my most-stolen photos around the Net.

  5. DougD Avatar

    Great, looking forward to the Story story. As I’ve mentioned before my experience with Indiana is limited to driving I-70 nonstop across the state, usually at night, so I find these posts quite enlightening..

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I-70? Dreadful! One of the most boring highways in the nation. Someday when you have time you ought to at least dive off 70 onto US 40 and drive it across the state. It’s a four-lane expressway in most places. You’ll have to drive through Indianapolis which will be the thing that slows you down the most.

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