Greetings, today I want to talk about some of the historically notable people of Southeastern Indiana. I will use some of the historical markers located around the region as a reference point. My book, Southeast Indiana Day Trips from my Road Trip Indiana Series includes every historical marker installed by the Indiana Historical Bureau in the region. In the book, I include the text of the marker as well as some background information to give the marker more context. Historical markers, ignored by many, can give some interesting insights into the events, people and places of a city, town or village. Many of the topics of the markers are not well known. Continue reading Podcast – Historical People of Southeast Indiana
In this episode the author visits several of the parks in Southeastern Indiana. The selection includes state parks, state forests, nature preserves, local parks and National Wildlife Refuges. The parks discussed include:
Clark State Forest
Whitewater Memorial State Park
Clifty Falls State Park
Lamplighter Riverfront Park
Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge
Calli Nature Preserve
Versailles State Park
Hardy Lake and Campgrounds Continue reading Podcast – Southeast Indiana Parks
31 Museums in Southeastern Indiana
In this podcast we visit the 31 museums in Southeastern Indiana. These include the Milan 1954 museum, the Clark County Museum, the Falls of the Ohio State Park and the museums operated by Historic Madison. Continue reading Podcast – 31 Southeast Indiana Museum Tour
This episode of the Indiana Places and History podcast relates the history of Metamora, Indiana, the history of the Whitewater Canal as well as the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836. Listeners will also learn about the Whitewater State Historic Site and find information about the train ride on the Whitewater Valley Railroad.
Whitewater Canal History
The Whitewater Canal connected Hagerstown, Indiana with Cincinatti Ohio and during its brief existence provided an economical route for farmers to ship their products to the city.
Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836
Touted as a major economic boon, the Mammoth Internal Improvement Act Of 1836 provided the mechanism for funding a number of vital transportation venues for the developing state of Indiana. Unfortunatly the Panic of 1837 squashed the economy and the Act quickly proved to be a financial disaster for Indiana.
Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
Metamora Train Ride
The Whitewater Valley Railroad provides riders with a beautiful train ride from Connersville to Metamora, allowing visitors to visit the state historic site as well as browse the many quaint shops and restaurants in Metamora. Continue reading Podcast – A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana
Aurora, Indiana Attractions
This episode takes you on a tour of the attractions of Aurora Indiana, which is near the site of a minor, but fateful, Revolutionary War conflict. Lochry’s Massacre, sometimes called Lochry’s Defeat, resulted in the death of Colonel Archibald Lochry and about 37 of his men. Listeners will also learn about Hillforest House Museum, a wonderful mansion overlooking downtown Aurora, Indiana. During your visit to Aurora you can relax at Lesko Park overlooking the Ohio River. Lesko Park also serves as the western trailhead for Dearborn Trail. Join me for another exciting road trip in southeastern Indiana as we travel around the state using great Southeast Indiana tourism guides. Continue reading Podcast – Road Trip Indiana – Aurora, 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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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
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
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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