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Hollywood’s Original Rebel

One of America’s greatest cultural icons hails from right here in Grant County. James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana in 1931, later moving to his aunt and uncle’s farm in Fairmount, Indiana. Dean became popular among his classmates and participated in many extracurriculars, such as baseball, basketball, drama and public speaking. Dean eventually headed…

Home of the Hog

Every biker knows that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is called a “hog”. But, what they may not know is that the iconic nickname was coined in Marion, Indiana, almost 100 years ago. Back then, motorcycle racing was a national pastime. And, Harley-Davidson was one of the most popular bikes because of its contributions and success in…

Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Grant County

Everyone knows that Grant County is home to classic and cool celebrities like James Dean and Garfield creator, Jim Davis. Their rebellious attitudes and kookie antics became hallmark of the era. But, there’s a few more hometown heroes here that have contributed to this area’s classic cool vibe. Five teenagers started their own band in…