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Listeners to Indiana Places and History will learn the fascinating history of many of the many of the places and events in Indiana. Archive episodes may be found at this link:Mossy Feet Books.

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Listeners to Indiana Places and History will learn the fascinating history of many of the many of the places and events in Indiana. Archive episodes may be found at this link:Mossy Feet Books.

    Historical People of Southeastern Indiana

    Historical People of Southeastern Indiana

    Historical People of Southeastern Indiana
    In this episode the author takes you on a tour of historic markers that note some of the interesting people in history that lived, or were born, in South Eastearn Indiana. These include a famous Kentucky colonel, a valiant World War I veteran, a noted actress and a skilled magician, among several others.
    From the book:Southeast Indiana Day Trips



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    • 37 min
    Southeast Indiana Parks

    Southeast Indiana Parks

    Southeast Indiana Parks
    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.
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    31 Museums in Southeastern Indiana

    31 Museums in Southeastern Indiana

    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.
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    A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana

    A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana

    A Road Trip to Metamora Indiana
    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.
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    Southeast Indiana Day Trips



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    Greensburg, Indiana - A Tree on the Courthouse?

    Greensburg, Indiana - A Tree on the Courthouse?

    In this episode listeners will visit Greensburg, Indiana, also called Tree City because of the tree growing in the courthouse tower. The courthouse tree, which appeared in 1870, belongs to a constant sucession of trees that have adorned the courthouse roof. The podcast also notes an historical marker that honors hometown legend Carl Fisher, a pivotal figure in the Indy 500. The author also discusses the historical marker noting the Escape of Caroline, an escaped slave woman that made her way to Canada.
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    • 14 min
    Podcast Road Trip Indiana - Aurora, Indiana

    Podcast Road Trip Indiana - Aurora, Indiana

    This episode takes you on a tour of Aurora Indiana, which is near the site of a minor, but fateful, Revolutionary War conflict. 
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