Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State

Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State

Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State

Indiana, a Guide to the Hoosier State

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Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State, like its companion volumes in the American Guide Series, goes beyond the usual limits of a guidebook and portrays Indiana in terms of its people and their background, its points of interest, natural setting and resources, and its social and economic development.

Differences in people, in topography, and in economic factors have made the compilation of this book a difficult task. Information was not always available in its entirety. Authorities often differed on selection and interpretation of facts, and at many points honest and justifiable divergence of opinion occurred. The editors, nevertheless, believe they have achieved a maximum of accuracy, but if here and there they have fallen short of this objective, they will appreciate learning of it for subsequent correction.

Hundreds of Hoosiers aided generously in compiling this book. To list all of them would require pages, but to each go the thanks of the staff. Particularly helpful were: Dr. Christopher B. Coleman, Director of both the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana State Library; the entire staff of the State Library; various faculty members of Indiana State Teachers College, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame; Dr. Otho Winger, president of Manchester College; Dr. Sanford C. Yoder, president of Goshen College; Wilbur Peat, director of the John Herron Art Institute; Dr. Charles F. Voegelin of the Department of Anthropology, DePauw University, and Dr. Erminie W. Voegelin of DePauw University; officials of the Department of Conservation and the State Highway Commission; the staff of the State Planning Board of Indiana; the late Reverend James Matthew Gregoire (1880-1938), Vincennes; Mrs. Bess V. Ehrmann, Rockport; the late Clarence P. Wolfe, New Harmony; Judge Hal C. Phelps, Peru; Dr. William A. Huggard and Dr. Andrew W. Crandall of the faculty of DePauw University; Dr. Stith Thompson of the faculty of Indiana University; Charles E. Baurle, Indianapolis; Lee Burns, Indianapolis; Ross F. Lockridge, director of the New Harmony Memorial Commission and at one time State Supervisor of the Indiana Writers' Project; and . . .

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