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Foto Phriday (James Wilkins House)

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The James Wilkins House Bed and Breakfast was my home away from home during the Labor Day weekend of 2011. The Queen Anne home was built in 1894 and is located in Campbellsburg, Ind. It is about 30 miles from the resort communities of West Baden Springs and French Lick. I love everything about this house, right down to the purple side door.

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World’s biggest dome in 1902

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According to hotel history, when completed in 1902, the lobby of the West Baden (Ind.) Springs Hotel was the largest domed structure in the world. Many “experts” predicted the structure would collapse on itself but the architect was so confident he positioned himself in the rafters when the supports were removed. (No word on how he got down.)