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What’s in a name? In the case of Brazil, Indiana, very little!

In southern Indiana, in the American Midwest, there’s town called Brazil. Throughout North America, settlements were often named after a place, almost always in Europe, to which the founders had links. When planning a road trip this summer, I noticed a “Brazil” on on my route. Naturally I was intrigued.

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A glimpse of Missouri’s Amish

You can certainly get some sense of Amish life while casually driving around the backroads of Clark, Missouri….but I cannot remember feeling, anywhere else in the world, quite such an interloper…