An August 2002 trip
to Fairmount by katshadow
Quote: Don't miss Fairmont, Indiana, if you're a James Dean fan.
I guess I never realized that he was killed because another driver got tired of waiting in traffic and pulled in front of him to turn around. I also assumed, because of his reputation, that he died while he was driving in a reckless manner. Anyway, the museum has some of his school papers and artwork, he was a pretty good artist, too.
The museum will give you directions to James Dean’s home and church where his funeral was held and his gravesite.
According to legend, he was home about a week before the accident, and for a lark, went to the local funeral parlor and tried out one of the caskets. I guess he was tempting fate a little too much!
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania