J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium
Born in '54 in the sylvan hills of southern Indiana (SW of the town of Hitchcock), near the celebrated Monon railroad. Early 70s: at a night job at a gas station/hot-rod shop at nearby Campbellsburg, I bought a '65 289 Mustang, upgraded it with a supercharger, Hurst shifter, Detroit Locker differential, etc., all while attending high school in Salem. A 19-year-old hell-raiser, I almost wrecked it while drag racing a '68 396 Chevelle at the infamous "Georgetown Flats" section of old Highway 56 (NE of Salem)... but I still won. Quit Hanover College after one semester (college wasn't for me), then joined the Army. Early 80s: starting as a bartender/bouncer, I bought a seedy little canoe livery/greasy spoon diner/tavern near Monterey, Indiana, on the banks of the serene Tippecanoe River. With no business sense, I ran it right into the ground. Now retired and living off of Social Security in Furnessville, Indiana, near the historic South Shore Line. A few regrets, but many, many stories.