Greetings, in this episode I will take you on a tour of the Dearborn County seat, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Listeners can find complete information about Lawrenceburg attractions and other places around southeastern Indiana by purchasing my book, Southeast Indiana Day Trips from my Road Trip Indiana Series.
The podcast includes information about the Dearborn Trailhead, the Dearborn County Historical Society, the Oxbow and the Guilford Covered Bridge.
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This podcast recounts the history of one of Indiana’s first colleges to admit women, the Moore’s Hill Male and Female Collegiate Institute. The college was established in 1854 and opened to students in 1856. It was one of only two colleges that admitted women in Indiana.
Three story Moore’s Hall was constructed that year and served as the only building on the campus until 1908. The first female graduate was Jane S. Churchill in 1858. The college changed its name to Moores Hill College in 1887.
Carnegie Hall was constructed in Moores Hill and would serve as the college’s main classroom. Moore’s Hall became the student dormitory after that.
Moore’s Hill High School
After the college moved to Evansville in 1917 the former college became the site for Moore’s Hill High School. The nickname for the school was the Moore’s Hill Bobcats. The high school closed in 1968. Carnegie Hall has been restored and currently serves as a museum, event venue and community center. Continue reading Podcast – Road Trip to Indiana’s Early Coed College
George Rogers Clark Memorial
In this podcast the author visits the southwestern Indiana city, Vincennes where we will visit an important national memorial to George Rogers Clark. It was Clark’s exploits during the early phases of the Revolutionary War that ensured that the vast territory now composed of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin was added to the fledgling United States at the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended America’s struggle for independence.
George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818)
John Clark and Ann Rogers Clark produced the second of their ten children on November 19, 1752. George Rogers Clark entered the world near Charlottesville, Virginia on the frontier. The family moved away from the frontier after the outbreak of the French and Indian War in 1754. Their new home was a 400-acre plantation that John Clark eventually increased to 2000 acres. His parents sent him to his grandfather’s home so he could attend Donald Robertson’s school. This famous school also educated James Madison and John Taylor, who attended at the same time as George Rogers Clark. His grandfather taught him how to survey land. At twenty, George joined a surveying team that traveled into Kentucky, which was part of Virginia at the time. The Treaty of Fort Stanwix had opened Kentucky to settlement and new settlers were flooding into the area. The Iroquois had signed the treaty had, but the various tribes that made up the rest of the area did not. British Lieutenant-Governor Henry Hamilton encouraged the Amerindian tribes to raid American settlements in Kentucky. Clark headed up defensive attacks against these tribes. On October 1, 1777, Clark departed Kentucky to travel to Virginia to request permission to undertake a daring mission against the British outposts at Vincennes, Kaskaskia and Cahokia.
Clark Captures Fort Sackville
The expedition headed by George Rogers Clark captured Fort Sackville from the British on February 24, 1779 after a grueling, frigid mid winter march through prairie and a waterlogged landscape.
George Rogers Clark Legacy
The capture ensured Clark’s legacy as the “Conqueror of the Old Northwest”. The conquest ensured that the huge swath of land between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers would be controlled by the United States at the end of the Revolutionary War.
George Rogers Clark Memorial Murals
The George Rogers Clark Memorial features a series of murals depicting the story of Clark’s conquest. Continue reading Podcast – Indiana Road Trip – George Rogers Clark Memorial
In this podcast we visit some things to do in Jeffersonville, Indiana. We learn about three museums, a delightful candy store and learn about the Marquis de Lafayette’s almost disastrous visit to Jeffersonville in 1824. After all that, you can take a wonderful hike across the Ohio River. Continue reading Podcast – Road Trip Indiana – Jeffersonville, Indiana
In this episode listeners will remain in Clark County as I talk about Clarkstown, Indiana. This one covers the George Rogers Home site, where Lewis and Clark launched their famous expedition, the Falls of the Ohio and two live theatres operating in Clarksville. Join me for another exciting road trip in southeastern Indiana. Continue reading Podcast – Road Trip Indiana – Clarksville, Indiana
Greetings, Today, I’m going to talk about Charlestown Indiana and the many fun day trips you can enjoy taking their listeners can find a complete information about Charlestown and other places around southern southeastern Indiana by purchasing my book Southeast Indiana Day Trips, a tourism guide book and travel guide from my road Trip Indiana Series. This is the first book in the series and the only one available now I will have the rest. There will be nine altogether. As the year progresses with rising gas prices. Many Hoosiers, including my wife and myself, are choosing to vacation closer to home. Using this podcast, I will tell you about the many places here in Indiana. You can visit and have some fun And unique experiences. Continue reading Road Trip Indiana – Charlestown, Indiana
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Jonathan Jennings became the sixth child of Jacob and Mary Kennedy Jennings when he was born in New Jersey. he attended grammar school at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and studied law at Washington, Pennsylvania. he immigrated to the Indiana Territory in 1806 and became a lawyer in Jeffersonville, later moving to Vincennes. T Continue reading Sample Chapter – Grave of Jonathan Jennings
Take a fun tour through the rich history of Indiana using Southeast Indiana Day Trips as your guidebook. This tourism guide will help you plan road trips to discover interesting places to visit and enjoy. Readers will learn about the many things to do in Southeastern Indiana. The book includes museums, State and local parks, cities and town, wineries and much, much more. The book includes the tourism bureau contacts for each of these 11 southeastern Indiana counties.
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Columbus had stopped to consult with Portugal’s John II before returning to Spain on his first voyage. Feeling threatened by the Spanish sponsored voyage, the Portuguese king had dispatched a letter to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella warning that all lands south of the Canary Islands belonged to Portugal, as stated by the Treaty of Alcáçovas. Continue reading Conquistadors and Missionaries
The early explorers of the 16th Century delved deep into the North and South American continents making discoveries with their explorations. These adventurers laid the foundations of the future United States and Canada, as pioneers followed after them building settlements as they colonized the interior. Continue reading The Early American Explorers
Today we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. It was a time of fear, uncertainty, turmoil and sheer courage as Patriots geared up to face off against the world’s greatest superpower. Our nation today appears to be perched on a great precipice as opposing factions threaten to rip the nation, so dearly gained over 200 years ago, apart. Continue reading Birth of a Great Nation
Soldiers on both sides commonly carried a gun called a musket, which was a type of gun also called a muzzle loader. Continue reading Sample Chapter – The Armies of the Revolutionary War – The Muskets
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Author Paul Wonning will have his entire selection of books at the FARM Club of Southeastern Indiana Antique Machinery Show. … Continue reading Mossy Feet Books at the Antique Machinery Show
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The Ultimate Indiana Day Trip Travel Guide includes a plethora of day trip destination in Indiana. A complete tourism guide the book includes local and state parks, museums, golf courses and much, much more. The book includes information on all of Indiana’s 92 counties. No traveler in Indiana should be without it. Continue reading The Ultimate Indiana Day Trip Travel Guide
The geologic features of Dune State Park have their origins in the rising and falling water levels of Lake Michigan as well as the winds coming off the lake. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Dune State Park Geology