(top left) Stanley Madison in the Lyles Station museum, which holds hundreds of pioneer artifacts; similar items from Lyles Station are featured in the exhibit ‘The Power of Place’ in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. (top right) This log cabin, similar to those built by early pioneers, is where today’s schoolchildren learn about pioneer life at Lyles Station. (bottom left) Stanley stands under an oak tree at Lyles Station, which used to be a stopover on the Underground Railroad, and on June 19 will hold a Juneteenth Celebration. (bottom right) The museum is in the Lyles Station Consolidated School, which also houses a re-created schoolroom from the early 1900s. | Limestone Post

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Ron Eid started Limestone Post Magazine with Lynae Sowinski in 2015 as an online publication featuring long-form stories about the arts, outdoors, social issues, and a variety of other topics relevant to Bloomington and south-central Indiana. An award-winning writer and editor, Ron has written feature stories about the arts, culture, sports, business, and adventure travel for publications across the country. He can be reached at [email protected]