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"Indiana wants me. Lord, I can't go back there."

- Jesus

#13 The American Dream Book Tour & Protest Across the USA

SWEETWATERS COFFEE SHOP THING, ANN ARBOR, MI -Indiana license plates have American flags and "In God We Trust."

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Indiana also has more war memorials per square foot than any other state in the union.

There is also Purple Heart Highway and Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway and probably twelve other war highways.

In downtown Indianapolis there is this huge statue memorial: The Soldiers & Sailors Statue in The Circle.

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I know because I was there, driving nine times around the circle trying to find my way north on West Street to find Spencer's Bar to meet with the Indianapolis Drinking Liberally group.

Meridian - Right
Right on South
Left on West
McCarty to Delaware, left
Left on East
Right on Washington.

You can't miss it.

I always miss it.

Some Indianans most likely believe that their license plats and the war memorials and church on Sunday and Jesus are somehow connected. Just like some folks believe we landed on the moon and Osama bin Laden made money on put options prior to 9-11, like the guy in Spencer's who gave me directions back to my hotel.

After leaving Spencer's and heading straight on McCarty I stopped at a red light and could see the construction zone for the new stadium for the Indianapolis Colts. There were lights all over and cranes and partial walls. It looked like a set from Waterworld.

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It's supposed to bring a lot of business to Spencer's after it's completed.

Well, I have been to Indianapolis and Saginaw, now waiting to go over to The Planet bookstore on North Main Street in Ann Arbor, then it's over to Detroit [Oakland County] for another round of Drinking Liberally.

Ruth called me just as I arrived in Indianapolis, worried after hearing about an accident near South Bend that killed eight people.

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