John “Cougar” Mellencamp’s Connection to Scott County & Austin, Indiana

“Pink Houses” is a song written and performed by John Cougar Mellencamp. It was released on 23 October 1983 album Uh-Huh on Riva Records. It reached No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984 and No. 15 in Canada. “Pink Houses” was ranked No. 447 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Recorded in a farmhouse in Brownstown,…

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158 Years Ago this Week

Morgan’s Raid of Confederate Soldiers through Southern Indiana During the Civil War, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid through southern Indiana July 8-13, 1863.  He and his troops crossed the Ohio River at Brandenburg, Kentucky on two commandeered steamboats with over 2,000 cavalrymen and entered Indiana near Mauckport. Following the battle at Corydon,…

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