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Day 23: South Bend, IN. History and art.
South Bend was home to Studebaker Corporation for many years. The Studebaker history museum is one of the last remnants of the company. Studebaker had a long history of vehicle production, starting with wagons in the 1880s and ending with cars in 1964. Even though company finally expired in the mid-1960s, they left behind a large fan base and a rich history.
The vehicles in this post are a small sample of what the Studebaker museum holds. I'll do a broader survey as time permits.
While I was at the museum, Sal Strom worked on the book art created in New Carlisle, IN. The ladies in New Carlisle created some gorgeous pieces that became part of the mosaic of this project.
Late afternoon we cruised over to the Notre Dame campus. Impressive, beautiful, picturesque; hard to describe in mere words.
Then we went looking for dinner, which turned out to be an exercise is closed restaurants, places too noisy even for Sal, and nearly empty restaurants only taking reservations that would not seat us (this was at 7pm). Finally wound up at Chili's on the far side of the city from where we were staying.
Hope all the mothers on our list had a great Mother's Day with many more to follow.
We're off to Galena, IL later this morning. Navigating Chicago on US 20 is rumored to be an "interesting" task. We'll find out firsthand in about 2 hours.