There is a large selection of books on Indiana and by Indiana authors in the Adult Services department of the library. Topics include: history, buildings, Native Americans, art, universities, covered bridges, and much more. Also, these books are separated from the rest of the non-fiction in our Indiana Collection.
Indiana started as a territory in 1800. It was governed by William Henry Harrison, and the original capital was in Vincennes. Due to Native American raids in the southern area, Corydon was named as the state’s second capital in 1813. In addition, this is where delegates wrote the state’s constitution. The Corydon capital building still stands as a historical site. It wasn’t until December 11, 1816 that President James Madison approved the state’s addition to the union. Furthermore, in 1925, the state capital moved to its present day location in Indianapolis.
This state is famous for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, our great universities and their sports teams, and our farmlands, but there is more to Indiana than that.
First, Indiana is home to the Benedictine St. Meinrad Archabbey, one of two Catholic archabbeys in the United States. It is also one of only eleven in the world. Second, Indiana has the third largest Amish population in the country. Third, the first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871. Fourth, Parke County has 32 covered bridges and is the Covered Bridge Capital of the world. Finally, southern Indiana has a top-quality limestone deposit. The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Pentagon, the U.S. Treasury, many other government buildings in Washington D.C., as well as 14 state capitols were built from this limestone.
To learn more about Indiana, check out some of these books:
- 99 Historic Homes of Indiana: A Look Inside by Marsh Davis (IND 728 DAV)
- And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (IND 811.008 AND)
- Art and Artists of Indiana by Mary Q. Burnet (IND 709 BUR)
- Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana by William Wesley Woollen (IND 977.2 WOO)
- A Brief History of Indiana by Donald F. Carmony (IND 977.2 CAR)
- Centennial Farms of Indiana (IND 630 CEN)
- The Miami Indians of Indiana: A Persistent People by Stewart Rafert (IND 977.201)
- Unexpected Indiana: A Portfolio of Natural Landscapes by Ron Leonetti (IND 977.222 LEO)
- The Nickel Plate Road, the History of the Great Railroad by Taylor Hampton (IND 385 HAM)
- Log Cabin Days in Indiana by Ruth J. Bowlus (IND 917.72 BOW)
- Indiana as Seen by Early Travelers: A Collection of Reprints from Books of Travel, Letters, and Diaries Prior to 1830 by Harlow Lindley (IND 977.2 LIN)
- Hiking Indiana: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures by Phil Bloom (IND 917.7204 BLO)
- Hoosier Autumn: The Remarkable Story of Indiana University’s 1945 Championship Football Team by Robert D. Arnold (IND 796.332 ARN)
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