Readers will find short biographies of many of the famous and some little known men that led voyages to the New World during the Age of Discovery. Learn the stories of Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Henry Hudson and John White. Learn how explorer Amerigo Vespuci became the namesake of the new continent that Christopher Columbus discovered.
European parks evolved from deer parks nobles used to raise and hunt deer to grace their banquet tables. In the United States the need for a location away from cities to bury the dead led to landscaped cemeteries. The public began using these resting places for the dead as places for recreation. City planners noted this practice and, using the cemetery as a guide, began creating parks for the public.
The 1795 Treaty of Greenville opened up most of the lands in the future state of Ohio to settlement, forcing the native tribes further west. The treaty line also opened up a small area in what would become the southeast corner of Indiana. In the years after the signing of the treaty the population of the Northwest Territory grew as the future state of Ohio neared birth.
A Short History of Traditional CraftingDiscover the story behind many of the traditional handicrafts like blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, sewing, basketmaking and pottery. The book covers the history of those crafts as well as metalsmiths, brewers and woodworkers.
Short History of Roads and Highways – Indiana EditionFrom the first rude ridgeways 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 Roads and HighwaysFrom 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 ridge ways, 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 pioneers used parts of these trails to forge the first traces that penetrated the interior of the developing United States. Readers can also follow the progression of the United States highway system from the first named highways to the modern interstate system first established in the late 1950’s.
Clifty Falls Indiana State ParkClifty Falls State Park offers visitors a premier hiking experience as well as wonderful camping opportunities. This guide includes the history of the park as well as historical and tourism information for Madison and Jefferson County, Indiana.
Turkey Run Indiana State ParkHikers will love the rugged, magnificent trails at Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, Indiana. Stay at Turkey Run Inn and dine in the restaurant or camp in the beautiful campground. Canoeists can float down Sugar Creek, which traverses two State Parks. Considered the Covered Bridge Capitol of Indiana, Parke County maintains several lovely covered bridge auto tours which allow visitors to drive through the countryside and see the 31 surviving covered bridges in the county.
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 Gardening and AgricultureExplore the beginnings of farming and gardening. The Short history of Gardening and Agriculture includes sections on the Cradle of Civilization, Egyptian, Greek and Roman agriculture as well as the rise of steam power. Discover the beginnings of gardening as humans planted forest gardens of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Readers will also discover the history of many of the vegetable crops we grow and eat.
Short History of RailroadsThe Short History of Railroads takes readers on a journey along the trail of the evolution of the railroad. Discover the role trains had in the transportation revolution that changed the world.
Gardener’s Guide to the Raised Bed GardenHome Grown Vegetables for Beginner and Veteran GardenersThe Gardener’s Guide to the Raised Garden Bed provides a wealth of information about growing vegetables in raised beds. The book includes chapters about building materials, siting, plant nutrients, soil amendments, irrigation, soils, composting and much more. Gardeners will find a monthly journal of garden activities to guide them along. Gardeners using row style gardens will find the information useful, as well
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.
Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series McCormick’s Creek Indiana State ParkPreview ChapterVisitors will find Indiana’s first State Park, established in 1916, full of history, hiking, picnicking and other fun outdoor activities. Camp at the campground, luxuriate at Canyon Inn or relax in a family cabin. This tourism and history guide to McCormick’s Creek State Park includes a wealth of information about the park, nearby Spencer and Owen County, Indiana. The Owen County area is a wonderful place to spend a family vacation.
A History of Napoleon, Indiana
The Story of Napoleon and Jackson Township
Available NowDescription:Named for Napoleon Bonaparte, the town of Napoleon was platted in 1820, the second town in Ripley County, Indiana. Early in its history, Napoleon was a center of transportation and an important hub in the Underground Railroad. Berry’s Trace, the Michigan Road and the Brookville/Napoleon Road connected the village to distant towns in Indiana as well as with the new state capitol in Indianapolis.
Short History of Fire FightingDiscover the fascinating story of the fire fighter and fire departments with the Short History of Fire Fighting. The book includes historical information on fire engines, bunker gear and other equipment needed by a fire department. The book includes an extensive listing of fire fighting museums in the United States as well as section on fire towers.
Short History of Fire Fighting