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The two RV Gypsies
in Monticello, Indiana
July 22, 2010
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Monticello is a city in White County, Indiana. The city is the county seat of White County.

Monticello is known as a tourist destination in north-central Indiana and is home to the Indiana Beach amusement park, Lake Shafer, and Lake Freeman.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles of which 2.8 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (7.31%) is water.

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Monticello, Indiana sustained serious damage by a tornado on April 3, 1974, part the Super Outbreak that caused death and destruction across the midwest and south.
The aftermath of this storm is recorded in the Herald Journal's book, Killer Tornado. The tornado was classified as an F4 on the Fujita scale (now EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita scale). This storm killed eight people and was part of a tornado family that killed 18, causing an estimated $100 million in damage. The local paper said the aftermath was similar to a World War II bombing.
Monticello was dealt a serious blow on September 2, 2005, when Jordan Manufacturing burned down. The company manufactured outdoor furniture. Due to the materials used in making these products, four city blocks were contaminated with toxins. The blaze was large enough to require firefighters from 7 surrounding communities to battle it and needed close to "3000 gallons of water per minute for the first three hours of the blaze." (Herald Journal Weekend Edition of September 3 -5, 2005) While such a fire might not be a big event for a larger city, this event had a profound impact on Monticello, as Jordan Manufacturing was one of the few manufacturing plants left in the city after a recession in the 2000s. (,_Indiana)
White Oaks On The Lake Campground
- Monticello, Indiana
the RV of the two RV Gypsies on site 528
bullerThis is a nice enough campground, but they do try to sell you one of several types of RV timeshare plans.
bullerThere was NO CABLE for TV. Our satellite worked until wind blew it over and we never got it working again. The satellite dish scratched the RV when it fell.
buller The WI-FI costs extra
buller AT&T cell service worked sometimes, not always.
buller Nice pool
buller Indoor Hot Tub - in a room inside the clubhouse
buller Big clubhouse - nice child's playroom with some toys, games for adults, big book lending area, workout room, and more - but it was NOT air conditioned and the two RV Gypsies were there in extremely hot weather.
buller Gravel roads in campground.
buller A nice lake at the campground.
The two RV Gypsies drove to a commercial site advertised in brochures that is called "Great Cats of Indiana" Upon arriving at "Great Cats of Indiana" only to find a CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC sign. Bummer!
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Wabash and Erie Canal
(Delphi Historic Trail and a stone arch
plus the 1873 Paint Creek Bridge and the Suspension Bridge)
Monticello, Indiana
Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana
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go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAFTER you have viewed all of the above places, please continue on to Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park