"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
The Big Peach
by Mark Lange,posted Jul 11 2013 6:12AM
With the impending retirement of the Donners, the Big Peach north of Vincennes is scheduled for auction. Next month's auction could bode the end of nearly 60 years of roadside service along US 41. Let's hope not. When the highway was two lane and went right next to the property the BIG Peach seemed so much bigger. When the highway was dual laned and moved to the east, the complex, with its BIG Peach and (is that a) replica of the Washington Monument didn't seem quite as big, but remained a true roadside attraction.
Just this week, the BIG Peach was featured in an Indianapolis Star newspaper travel article about great local fruits and food grown in Knox County.
Let's hope the auction will keep the whole complex in operation and together. If not, let's hope the BIG Peach can stay in place or maybe move somewhere we can still enjoy it. I wonder if the Vincennes Historic Review Board would approve the relocation to 6th and Busseron? I wonder if my wife would approve?