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Of Parke County's 43 Covered Bridges, 38 are still standing.

COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL 196_?
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NEET COVERED BRIDGE
CROOKS COVERED BRIDGE - SE of Rockville, Ind.
NARROWS COVERED BRIDGE, over Sugar Creek, in Turkey Run State Park


STATE SANITORIUM COVERED BRIDGE located on State Sanitorium Grounds - Built 1913 over Little Raccoon Creek.
BILLIE CREEK COVERED BRIDGE
MECCA COVERED BRIDGE
BRIDGETON COVERED BRIDGE

HARRY EVANS COVERED BRIDGE
RUSH CREEK COVERED BRIDGE
Built in 1904 across Rush Creek is located on the "Yellow" tour from Rockville and listed as No. 30 on the covered bridge map of Parke County, Indiana.
RED COVERED BRIDGE
Crossing Big Raccoon Creek east of Rosedale the two-span bridge 240 feet long was built in 1880.  Located on the "Red" Tour from Rockville, Indiana.
BEASON LOG CABIN
ROUND BARN on Thompson's Farm near Lodi, Parke Co., Indiana.
OLD ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH
The history of the Catholic Church in Parke County began with the Indian occupation.  With the coming of white settlers Mass was said in private homes.  The first church in Rockville was on West York St. about 1870, in 1886 this Church was built at Ohio and Virginia Sts.  To make way for a new Church, it was donated to Billy Creek Village in 1972, with financial assistance of Mr. & Mrs. Anton Hulman, Father Morgan, Pastor.
BILLIE CREEK SCHOOL HOUSE
STANLEY-THOMPSON SUGAR CAMP
This modern camp for making maple syrup is located near Mansfield Lake on East tour Route of Maple Fair held in Parke County every year, the last weekend in February and first weekend in March.
 
 

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