The Civil War in Southeastern Indiana

Greetings, today I want to talk about some of the Civil War related historical sites of Southeastern Indiana. I will use the historical markers located around the region as a reference point Continue reading The Civil War in Southeastern Indiana

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

Indiana Dunes State Park

Visitors to Indiana Dunes State Park can hike the sand mountains that tower over beautiful Lake Michigan and see the city of Chicago in the distance. Bird watchers can find a copious number of waterfowls, songbirds and other avian treats in the marshes in the park. Sun worshipers can swim and lounge along the immense sand beaches that line the Lake Michigan shoreline. Camping, fishing and picnicking are also fun activities at the park. Continue reading Indiana Dunes State Park

Podcast – History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death

Greetings, today I will discuss my newest book release, Pokagon Indiana State Park. In this episode you will hear the History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death Continue reading Podcast – History of Pokagon State Park – Part 1 – The Potawatomi Tribe and the Trail of Death

Podcast – The Indiana History Series

Listeners to this episode will learn a little bit about each of the books in the author’s Indiana History Series. The seven books in this series cover libraries, fire departments, railroads, roads and highways, parks, the Indiana Constitution, and Indiana counties. Two books on the near horizon include books on basketball and Indiana’s role in the Civil War. Continue reading Podcast – The Indiana History Series

A Short History of Basketball – Indiana Edition

The Short History of Basketball leads readers through the fascinating history of the sport of basketball. The book includes a history of the game and Indiana basketball sports highlights. Readers will discover a complete listing of Indiana high school championship winners and Mr. and Miss Basketball awards. The book also covers the Kentucky/Indiana High School All Star Series as well as some of the iconic high school gymnasiums in the state. Continue reading A Short History of Basketball – Indiana Edition

Indiana’s Cataract Falls

A visit to Cataract Falls will reveal two waterfalls a half mile apart. The Falls are, by volume, the largest waterfalls in Indiana. The Upper Falls is at the Cataract Falls State Recreation Area. This Falls drops about thirty feet. Visitors will find an observation deck to observe them located adjacent to a picnic area. A walk across Cataract Falls Covered Bridge, just above the Falls, affords a magnificent view of the Mill Creek Gorge below the Falls. Continue reading Indiana’s Cataract Falls