- 500 Miles of Wabash
Points of interest along the Wabash: Small northern Indiana towns display Wabash front-and-center
BLUFFTON — A quest to see the white limestone bedrock that gave the Wabash River its name requires tenacity.
The Miami Native American tribe labeled the waterway “waapaashiki,” meaning “water over white stones,” describing the clear river they witnessed in its upper reaches in northern Indiana. Their moniker morphed to “Ouabache” by French fur traders to the pioneers’ Anglicized “Wabash.” The river water appeared clearer in those Native Americans’ days than now, thanks to a murky tint from sediment and nutrients.
500 Miles of Wabash Part III: Lafayette makes Wabash ‘magnet’
Thick fog sat atop the Wabash River as the morning sun lit the valley between Lafayette and West Lafayette.
Points of interest along the Wabash: Parks, diners, nightspots — even ice skating — surround Wabash at Lafayette
LAFAYETTE — Lafayette and West Lafayette share the liveliest riverfront on the Wabash.
The most compelling sights depend upon a visitor’s tastes.
500 Miles of Wabash Part IV: ‘Adventurers’ see Wabash’s most famed stretch from a different perspective
On the water. Down in the valley.
The view of the Wabash River looks starkly different from that vantage point, compared with overlooks, scenic as they may be.
Points of interest along the Wabash: A few public access points provide unique peeks at river communities
While giving a presentation on the Wabash to a gathering of Indiana State University’s Osher Lifelong Living Institute in June, river enthusiast Brendan Kearns asked how many people in the audience had been “on the river.”
500 Miles of Wabash Part V: Historic homestretch
The Wabash River ends at its most secluded point.
Points of interest along the Wabash: Small towns along southern stretch of river offer peaceful sights, historic stops
A drive along highways running parallel to the Wabash River’s southern miles offers peaceful sights.
MARK BENNETT: Current Information: Put your Wabash knowledge to the test … or quiz
Just for fun, ponder a few questions concerning the large waterway flowing through Indiana and Terre Haute, as the Tribune-Star’s series, “500 Miles of Wabash” concludes in today’s editions. Those who’ve followed the five-part series of stories, photographs and videos about people and communities uniquely embracing the Wabash River may have a head start. If you’re just catching up, check them out in the online editions at www.tribstar.com.
MedExpress to open newest Indiana center in TH
MedExpress, the national leader in providing high-quality, convenient health care, plans to open its eighth center in Indiana later this month at 3051 S. U.S. 41 in Terre Haute. Construction has already begun on the site, which was acquired from API Minor Emergency Clinic. MedExpress will be hiring and staffing the center with a full professional medical team.
MARK BENNETT: Reflections on the Wabash
The series “500 Miles of Wabash” wrapped up last Sunday after a five-week run. Readers offered some enlightening insights, memories and photographs as the series unfolded.
- Points of interest along the Wabash: Small northern Indiana towns display Wabash front-and-center