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Address: Main Street, Oolitic, IN 47451

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Very impressive statue for a small town like Oolitic. It looks good sitting next to the Post Office and Town Hall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Springville, Indiana
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Springville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very impressive statue for a small town like Oolitic. It looks good sitting next to the Post Office and Town Hall.

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Oolitic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Very unusual statue. Cool tribute to the area's limestone history and made a good conversation piece.

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New Albany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

If you find yourself near Oolitic, Indiana, get your camera ready. The Indiana Limestone Company decided to celebrate its centennial by commissioning a statue of comic book boxer Joe Palooka. Why commemorate a fictional character that had no connection to the area? Sadly, we don’t have the minutes of the meeting where that was decided. And what were the artistic... More 

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Robinson, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

A fun little diversion. Easy to find, just a few minutes off the highway. It's a nice example of the local limestone.

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Orleans, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

This is a very unique statue showing some of the great craftsmanship of area limestone workers of the day. My mother-in-law well remembered this 'so handsome' hero.

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2008

If you are ever in the Oolitic Indiana area, you should drive to the U.S. Postal Office and stop and see the larger than life limestone statue of Joe Palooka that is displayed there. For those who don't know who Joe Palooka was, and he was really before my time, I believe he was a comic book or funny pages... More 

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