McCormick's Creek State Park is the first state park established in Indiana in 1916. It was one hundred years after Indiana received Statehood. That was also when the first area resident, John McCormick, homesteaded 100 acres on the site. The park includes almost two thousand acres of forest, campground, trails and fun. McCormick's Creek flows through a rugged limestone canyon, cascading over waterfalls and rapids. It flows into the nearby White River that borders the park on the west. Guests may stay in Canyon Inn, one of the seven family cabins or in the campground. Park visitors will enjoy camping, hiking and fishing at McCormick's Creek State Park. Visitors will learn everything they need to enjoy their visit to family friendly McCormick's Creek State Park.
Harmonie State Park provides a family friendly vacation destination with great views of the Wabash River, great hiking and wonderful riverside picnicking. An important part of Indiana history, the town of Harmony, Indiana, is just a short distance away. Perched on the banks of Indiana's river, the Wabash, Harmonie State boasts great camping, hiking and fishing. Harmonie State Park also resides in an area steeped in Indiana History. This guide includes information about the park and also the attractions of nearby New Harmonie, Indiana. Harmonie State Park is just a short distance from historic Harmonie State Park with its unique history, quaint shops and art galleries. Like all Indiana State Parks, this park is rich in hiking, boating, camping and fishing opportunities. Guests at the campground or in the cabins will experience a family friendly vacation that all ages can enjoy. The eight miles of hiking trails offer a variety of habitat. These habitats include riverfront hiking and deep forestland strolls. A public access site allows boaters access to the Wabash River. Anglers may also ply their lines from its banks or in one of the ponds in the park. In addition, visitors can sample some unique Indiana history at nearby New Harmony, Indiana. The Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana's State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.
O'Bannon Woods State Park and the area surrounding it abounds in Indiana history. The park includes a pioneer homesteading farm complete with a functioning hay press barn. A Visit to O'Bannon Woods State Park and Corydon Indiana includes information about nearby historic Corydon, Indiana, the state's first state capital. Corydon is also the site of the only Civil War battle fought in the state as Corydon's defenders tried to stave off Morgan's Raiders as they entered the state. Several cave systems in the area will interest spelunkers. Indiana Cavern, Squire Boone Cavern, Wyandotte and Marengo Caves are all nearby and make fascinating destinations. Squire Boone, Daniel Boone's brother, made his home in the Mauckport area during the last years of his life. Visitors can enjoy Indiana history by touring a pioneer farmstead and the cave that contains Squire Boone's grave. Visitors to Corydon and O'Bannon State Park can bask in Indiana history and hike the wonderful trails of the park. Camp in the campgrounds or stay the night in nearby Corydon, the choice is yours. The Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana's State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.
This book examines 111 types of state religion policy in 177 countries between 1990 and 2008. Jonathan Fox argues that policy is largely a result of the competition between political secular actors and religious actors, both of which try to influence state religion policy. While there are other factors that influence state religion policy and both the secular and religious camps are divided, Fox offers that the secular-religious competition perspective provides critical insight into the nature of religious politics across the globe. While many states have both increased and decreased their involvement in religion, Fox demonstrates that states which have become more involved in religion are far more common.
Though author Karen Higgs-Faretta has lived through some dark and traumatic times, she was never left without a spark-a glimmer of hope. In this memoir, she shares the story of her life against the backdrop of those dark moments, revealing how the spark was always there and how it helped form the person she is today-a person who has peace and joy within herself.
A Spark in the Darkness narrates the difficult times in Higgs-Faretta's life: the death of her oldest daughter, a divorce, a brain aneurysm, and subsequent paralysis on her left side. The dark experiences led her to a dark path that was filled with light. She encourages the reader to look and to ask for their own sparks during dark experiences.
Full of hope and inspiration, A Spark in the Darkness delivers the messages that there is a purpose and a reason for every life and that life is truly good.
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