Experiencing Valparaiso, Indiana Through Active Rain

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Having lived in Valparaiso, Indiana for 4 years, I have tried to learn as much as I can about our beautiful city and the area around it.  One of my favorite things to do is to walk around downtown, visit the shops stroll through the Courthouse Square, and have a meal at one of the cafes.  I have recently realized that I am also experiencing Valparaiso, Indiana through Active Rain and others who have lived here. 

Take Pam Hockensmith, for instance, an agent in Peoria, Arizona who grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana.  I have learned so much about what Valparaiso, Indiana used to be like from her.  Just yesterday, I found out through one of her comments that Valparaiso, Indiana used to have a theatre downtown called the Premier Theatre!  I didn't know that.  It makes so much sense that Valpo would have a theatre in the center of town.  Now I just have to find out exactly where it used to be.  That is my mission for today.  Wouldn't it be great to have pictures of then and now? 

Who would have thought that I would enjoy living in Valparaiso, Indiana as much as I do?  Not me!  Just goes to show that you should always be ready for a change and the results may surprise you!

Courthouse - Valparaiso, Indiana

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Mary - I've always admired people with the gift of teaching since I don't have it at all!  I taught private music lessons for many years and I enjoyed that because it was one on one.  But put me in a room with more than one other person and I will the the listener not the talker.  Teaching a group is way out of my comfort zone!

January 24, 2010 01:09 PM
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Georgie Hunter
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That's a good way of looking at it.  You know, you can start a group for your town on Facebook, if nobody has already.

January 25, 2010 01:29 AM
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Georgina - I thought about doing that and decided to wait because I didn't think I'd have time to keep up with it on FB.  In the meantime, someone has already started one. 

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

January 25, 2010 08:54 PM
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Pam Hockensmith
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Irene, I am living my former life through you right now.  I sent you a link to where I think the theatre was on Lincolnway!

February 02, 2010 10:17 AM
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Irene Tron

Hi Pam - I got your email.  Thanks.  You sure have perked my interest in finding out even more about Valparaiso's history.  Thanks for your insight.

Have a great day in Peoria.

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