A History of Dearborn County, Indiana

A History of Dearborn County serves as a great historical resource for home school students and Indiana history buffs. It includes information on museums, historical markers, National Register of Historic Sites and other areas of historical interest in Dearborn County, Indiana. The guide is a great help in planning field trips as local parks and nature preserves are included in the book, as well. Readers will discover historical information on Dearborn County cities and towns like Aurora, Lawrenceburg, Greendale the smaller communities in the county. Home schooling parents and local history buffs can use the book as a guide to finding Dearborn County’s historical treasure for fun and educational field trips. Continue reading A History of Dearborn County, Indiana

Sample Chapter – Israel Ludlow Surveys True Meridian That Became Indiana/Ohio State Line

By October 1798 Ludlow had completed surveying the Greenville Treaty line and was ready to begin surveying the Symmes tract in the region of the Great Miami River. Before he could begin surveying this, he needed to have a true north/south meridian from which he could base the remainder of the survey. The Northwest Territory Act had mandated that 5, and not more than 7, states be created from the vast territory Continue reading Sample Chapter – Israel Ludlow Surveys True Meridian That Became Indiana/Ohio State Line

Sample Chapter – Manufacture of Steel in Gary, Indiana by Indiana Steel Company Begins

Chapter title – January 1, 1909 – Manufacture of Steel in Gary, Indiana by Indiana Steel Company Begins
Judge and industrialist Elbert H. Gary’s vision of turning northwest Indiana’s lakeshore into a steel building center culminated with the opening of the Indiana Steel Company’s plant on January 1, 1909 in the new city of Gary, Indiana. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Manufacture of Steel in Gary, Indiana by Indiana Steel Company Begins

Indiana’s Timeless Tales – 1800 – 1804

Moravian and Quaker missionaries made extensive attempts to teach Native Americans in the science of agriculture. In this volume of Indiana’s Timeless Tales readers will discover the history of these attempts as well as the importance of the fur industry in early Indiana. During this historical time William Clark and Meriwether Lewis began their historic mission as the Corps of Discovery departed from George Rogers Clark’s cabin in Clarksville, Indiana. Continue reading Indiana’s Timeless Tales – 1800 – 1804

Sample Chapter Virginia Cedes Claim to Virginia Territory to United States

After a legal tug of war and many compromises, Virginia ceded the lands that became the Northwest Territory to the United States. The struggle had imperiled the ratification of the Articles of Confederation and threatened to turn the newly independent colonies into a struggle for land and power. Because of the cession, Maryland became the thirteenth state to ratify the Confederation and set the stage for Congress to form the Northwest Territory and eventual admittance of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota as states on equal footing with the original thirteen states. Continue reading Sample Chapter Virginia Cedes Claim to Virginia Territory to United States

Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781

Discover Indiana’s early history as it unfolds from pre-history until the beginning of the American experiment. Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781 presents the unfolding saga of Indiana’s fascinating history in an easy to follow time line. Readers of this historical journal will learn about the native Americans that inhabited early Indiana as well as the geological events that shaped the state. Continue reading Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781