Indiana History Series

Indiana History Series
This Indiana History Series includes short histories on various topics about Indiana places and institutions.

Short History of Public Parks – Indiana Edition

Short History of Public Parks – Indiana Edition

Connoisseurs of Indiana State Parks will learn the history of the Indiana State Park system as well as the individual state parks. The book includes a history of public parks and a list of Indiana county tourism sites to find local park information. The book includes an extensive list of state park systems in the United States.

Short History of Roads and Highways – Indiana Edition
From the first rude ridge ways to the modern interstate superhighway, the evolution of the road is a fascinating story. Readers will learn the progression of roads from the first ridgeways, roads in the ancient world, Roman roads and the development of the revolutionary McAdam Road. Native Americans developed an extensive system of trails for both trade and war. The Short History of Roads and Highways – Indiana Edition includes information on early Amerindian trails, pioneer traces and the beginnings of the modern Indiana highway system.

Short History of Railroads- Indiana EditionLearn about the first United States train robbery as well the story of Indiana’s trains, electric traction railways and accidents. The book includes an extensive listing of train museums in the Hoosier State. 

Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language – Indiana Edition
The Short History of Libraries, Printing and Language tells the story of printing, language, books, writing and libraries. Learn about the development of ink, papyrus, parchment, paper and the story of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. This Indiana Edition relates the history of early Indiana libraries, the Indiana State Library and Indiana library laws.

Short History of Fire Fighting – Indiana EditionLearn the story of the fire fighters, companies and fire towers in Indiana. The book includes the histories and locations of the Hoosier State’s remaining fire towers and a full listing of the fire fighting museums in the United States and Indiana.