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Category: Limberlost

Experience the place that inspired Indiana’s most-read female author at Limberlost State Historic Site

By Renee Bruck The swampy wetlands of Limberlost might not be where most authors would choose to live and work, but it was the ideal place for Gene Stratton-Porter to begin her career as a best-selling author. Then again, Gene wasn’t just an author. She was also a naturalist, illustrator, photographer and woman who was indeed ahead of her time. Although her husband owned a drug store in Geneva and later co-founded the Bank of Geneva, Gene pursued a writing career as a way to make... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, August 1, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Limberlost State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Limberlost State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” At this location, nature is at the forefront. This location served as... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Curt Burnette combines love of nature, history at Limberlost State Historic Site

By Hannah Kiefer Curt Burnette has had many jobs over the years. He’s been a zookeeper. An administrator. A Cajun swamp tour guide. An alligator handler behind the scenes at the “Today Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” But today, he works as a program developer and naturalist at Limberlost State Historic Site – and he constantly goes beyond his job description to serve all visitors to the site. Limberlost State Historic Site... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, March 13, 2018