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Where was James Dean’s hometown? What do A. J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Al Unser have in common besides winning the Indianapolis 500? Where was the world’s first theme park? Find these answers and more in Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations. Featuring towns of 15,000 or fewer inhabitants, Little Indiana explores where to eat, stay, play, and shop in over 90 small towns. After six years of traveling the state in search of amazing local experiences, blogger and TV host Jessica Nunemaker shares a treasure trove of what to expect in Hoosier small towns. Perfect for any length of excursion―day or weekend―the book is organized by region and town and provides travelers easy access to information found nowhere else. From wineries to antique shops, alpaca farms to chocolate stores, unique attractions are awaiting discovery. Full-color images showcase specialty stores, mouth-watering meals, and exciting attractions tucked off the beaten path. Proof that there’s always something to do in a small town, this book is the perfect way to kick-start.
paper / 324 pp. / 2016 / 9780253020611 / $23.00
Order no. 1636
The bicentennial of Indiana’s statehood in 2016 is the perfect time for Hoosiers of all stripes to hit the road and visit sites that speak to the nineteenth state’s character. In her book, Andrea Neal has selected the top 100 events/historical figures in Indiana history, some well-known like George Rogers Clark, and others obscured by time or memory such as the visit of Marquis de Lafayette to southern Indiana.
paper / 261 pp. / 2016 / 9780871953957 / $17.95
Order No. 1591
Jackie Sheckler Finch
Informational essays and 150 color plates, highlight 25 historic sites throughout Indiana and the people who brought these places prominence.
cloth / 203 pp. / 2000 / ISBN 0-87195-147-9 / $24.95
Order No. 2246
Earl L. Conn
What started as a newspaper column in the Muncie Star Press, “Traveling Indiana” has become a travel companion of interesting and unique sites to see in Indiana-101 to be exact. The sites are a mixture of a little bit if this and a little bit of that- museums, state parks, historic sites, recreation and more.
paper / 228 pp. / ISBN 0-87195-195-9 / $19.95
Order No. 2592
By 1914, Theodore Dreiser was a successful writer living in New York. He had not been back to his home state in over 20 years. When his friend Franklin Booth approached him with the idea of driving from New York to Indiana, Dreiser's response to Booth was immediate: "All my life I've been thinking of making a return trip to Indiana and writing a book about it." Along the route, Dreiser recorded his impressions of the people and land in words while his traveling companion sketched some of these scenes. In this reflective tale, Dreiser and Booth cross four states to arrive at Indiana and the sites and memories of Dreiser's early life in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Evansville, Warsaw, and his one year at Indiana University.
cloth / 513 pp. / 1998 / ISBN 0-253-33283-4 / $27.95
Order No. 2207
"The selections . . . present a vivid picture of early Indiana."
paper / 596 pp. / reprinted 1992 (1916) / ISBN 1-885323-05-0 / $23.95
Order No. 4034
Shirley McCord, comp
An eclectic selection divided into five chronological periods: territorial, pioneer, later 19th century, and 20th century.
cloth / 331 pp. / 1970 / ISBN 1-885323-24-7 /
Order No. 4085
Robert M. Taylor and Errol Wayne Stevens
Illustrated volume contains original maps and finely tuned directions to over 2000 places of interest within or near 425 towns and cities.
paper / 682 pp. / 1989 / ISBN 0-87195-048-0 / $22.50
Order No. 2010