James Dean Hometown Just Across The Border In Indiana


They claim “It’s in the water” as the reason so many famous people came from this tiny rural community in Indiana. James Dean, the legendary Hollywood star was born, and was buried, here. As were a handful of other noteworthy people, including the cartoonist who created Garfield the cat. We visited Fairmount, Indiana in 1995, but I am happy to report when we checked just a week ago, everything we talked about is still there, Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream Stand, the James Dean Art Gallery. It’s still a town that looks like a movie set for small town America and it is still a Classic One Tank Trip.
Remember, if you are looking for fun destinations this coming fall or winter, be sure to get a copy of my new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips”. You can order an autographed copy on this page.

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