Thursday, June 5, 2014

paris crossing

Just over the Jennings County line, west of Route 3 on Indiana 250 sits an old gym that on a casual viewing could be mistaken for a church or school.  Once home to the St. Paris Pirates it was built in 1953 to replace one that arsonists burned in the late '40's.  If you find the right people (at Webster's Garage), who know the right people (the St. Paris Volunteer Fire Department), you might be lucky enough to gain access to the old gym that was last used for high school play in 1961.  And, if your luck is really good, you might meet 97 1/2 year old Loretah Blake, who played for Deputy from 1932-35 and remembers taking on the Lady Pirates during those dark days of the Depression.  As I've said already, we've met some great 'ballers' on our journey, but none quite as pretty as Ms. Loretah Blake.  CGS.





1 comment:

  1. ELVIS AND I HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING!!! BUT MY HEART WILL NEVER LEAVE !!!

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