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A Visit to Franklin
by Stormy on July 31, 2007

Everyone should visit a small town to see what life is like in a place where people don't feel the need to lock their doors.

Having already established that I am a fan of Ben Franklin, the opportunity to visit a town named after him was too good to pass up. Franklin, Indiana is a small town, population 20,000, a half hour south of Indianapolis. Being the Johnson County seat does little to wake up the slow pace in this community. Their biggest industry appears to be Franklin College, a 1,000 student enrollment liberal arts college. The town centers around a magnificent courthouse, completed in 1882. A large circle of community type businesses such as diners and ice cream parlors surround the building. Slow life may not be the thing for everyone, but it is an interesting way to spend a day to unwind from a long and busy trip.

Stormy took a moment to pose with Ben Franklin, the city's namesake.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Stormy on a Franklin police cruiser.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
At the fire department the dog did not want to chat with Stormy.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Stormy found a fire department pick-up to sit on.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Newer style Franklin Fire Department command vehicles.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Older style Franklin Fire Department command vehicles.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Stormy also stopped by the Johnson County courthouse, a beautiful old building from the days when architecture was still considered art.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
There's nothing like checking out the world from the judge's point of view! The court will come to order!
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)
Stormy also took a minute to pose on the Greenwood Fire Department's command SUV.
(taken by Max on July 31, 2007)


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