Road Trip Indiana – Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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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Podcast – Road Trip to Indiana’s Early Coed College

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.
Moore’s Hall
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
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

Podcast – Indiana Road Trip – George Rogers Clark Memorial

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

Podcast – Road Trip Indiana – Clarksville, 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

Road Trip Indiana – Charlestown, 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

Southeast Indiana Day Trips

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.
Clark County
Dearborn County
Decatur County
Franklin County
Jefferson County
Jennings County
Ohio County
Ripley County
Scott County
Switzerland County
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