A new book relating the history of Indiana has been freshly published. This one gives vignettes about 400 people and businesses that formed the state and is readable in 10-minute increments. It starts with the mound builders, Fort Ouiatenon, George Rogers Clark, William Henry Harrison and Chief Little Turtle and goes through two major wars, a dozen minor wars, the Archer Gang, Orlie Scott, A1 Steak Sauce, to Babe Adams and Zimmerman Manufacturing, forerunner of Auburn cars. The last entries are reserved for Sandy Allen and Edna Parker, the tallest and oldest women in the world in their times.
The four volumes of Indiana Bicentennial cover:
Volume 1: The First Century (the Ice Age to 1896)
Volume 2: The Second Century (1897 to today)
Volume 3: Talented Hoosiers (Arts, Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Sports Heroes)
Volume 4: Maps, Appendices, Bibliography, Atlas, and Places to Visit
“Bob Ostrander brings Indiana’s 200-year story up-close and personal, sharing stories of individuals and events, some well-known, many newly brought to light, all relevant towards gaining insight into being distinctly Hoosier.” – Rita Kohn, Senior Writer, NUVO Newsweekly Indianapolis; author: Always A People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians, Long Journey Home: The Delaware Indians of Indiana, and My country ‘Tis of Me: Discovering Citizenship Through Cultural Heritage
The author, Bob Ostrander, is a retired life-long Hoosier and has previously written Hoosier Beer and Indiana Prohibition. All, including Indiana Bicentennial, are available on Amazon. Each volume of the new book is 8″x10″, almost 400 pages, and retails for $22. More information is available at www.IndianaBicentennial.org.