Peru, Indiana has one of the finest county museums in the state. It has artifacts related to the town's circus history, the Miami Indians who once lived there and Cole Porter.
Tree kangaroos are adapted to life in the canopy. Most are found on the island of New Guinea, where they are threatened by hunting and habitat loss.
There are several different species of river dolphins worldwide. The Chinese river dolphin is believed to be extinct, while the Indus river and Ganges river dolphins are threatened.
Numbats are small marsupials which eat termites. There numbers in the wild once dropped below one thousand, but captive breeding and other conservation efforts are bringing it back.
Whitewater Memorial State Park is located in southeastern Indiana. Created as a memorial to World War II veterans, it offers boating, fishing, hiking and camping.
Once numbering perhaps 100 million, the buffalo population to about 1,000 by the late nineteenth century. Conservation saved it from extinction and there are over 300,000 buffalo today.
In 1994, an Australian park ranger in Womeni National Park found a tree scientists thought died out during the age of dinosaurs. Less than one hundred mature Wollemi pines exist in the wild today.
The Carolina parakeet once ranged across most of the eastern United States, living in old-growth forests around rivers and swamps. The last one died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918.
The whooping crane, North America's tallest bird, on the verge of extinction in 1945, with only 23 birds remaining. Thanks to conservation efforts, there are now 600 alive, with most living wild.
The Falkland Islands wolf made it to the islands about 16,000 years ago. It disappeared about one hundred years after humans first settled the Falklands.
The sea mink is an extinct species of mink. It was not recognized as a separate species until 1903, after it had become extinct
Steller's sea cow was discovered in 1741 during an expedition led by Vitus Bering. Within 27 years it was hunted to extinction.
This article covers a few of the causes extinction. It looks at examples of species that went extinct and some that came back from the brink.
The California condor has the largest wingspan of any bird in North America. Once down to only 22 birds, there are now over 400, including more than 200 in the wild.
George Rogers Clark captured Fort Sackville in Vincennes, Indiana during the American Revolution. Today there is a memorial in his honor at the site of his triumph.
The great auk once roamed the north Atlantic in great numbers. By the middle of the nineteenth century, they had been wiped out by the feather industry.
The Tulip Trestle in Indiana's Greene county is the longest and tallest railroad trestle in the state. After over one hundred years of operation, it is still in use.
The black-footed ferret was thought to be extinct before it was re-discovered in 1981. Thanks to captive breeding and re-introduction, there are now about 500 ferrets in the wild.
The largest broad leaf tree in the United States once grew near Worthington, Indiana. After it blew down in a thunderstorm, a portion of the sycamore tree was moved to Worthington City Park in 1925.
The Tasmanian tiger was a carnivorous marsupial that lived on the Australian island of Tasmania. The last known animal died in captivity in 1936.
James Lanier, financier and banker, built a beautiful 1844 Greek Revival style mansion in Madison, Indiana. He later loaned the state of Indiana over a million dollars to avoid bankruptcy.
The dodo lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indiana Ocean. Discovered in 1598, this large, flightless relative of the pigeon became extinct by 1662.
The Reuben Wells was built in 1868 to push trains up the hill out of Madison, Indiana. Today it is on exhibit in the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
The Ivory-billed woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in the United States. Long thought to be extinct, it may still exist.
Fox Lake, located in northeast Indiana near Angola, is a resort that catered to African-Americans during segregation. Today many second and third generation property owners still live there.
The worst flood in Indiana's history occurred around Easter in 1913. This catastrophe affected 15 states and overloaded the nation's disaster relief capability.
Hillforest Mansion is a beautiful home resembling a steamboat that was built in 1855. It is located in Aurora, Indiana which is about thirty-five miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Corn mazes have become a popular fall activity in Indiana and other Midwestern states. Here is a sampling of what's available across the state.
This guide is aimed at people looking to get started bicycling. This guide should help you choose the right bicycle for the kind of riding you plan to do.
This is a short guide on leasing office space for those who are transitioning from a home office. The Indianapolis market is used for examples, but the method can be applied anywhere.
The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, yet it became extinct in 1914. This is the story of its dramatic decline.
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Lyles Station, Indiana is an African-American town that once numbered about 800. Today, only a few families remain.
New Harmony, Indiana is a wonderful place to visit. It was the site of two communal societies. One functioned well for a decade before moving on, and the other failed within two years.
Pokagon State Park became Indiana's fifth state park when it was created in 1925. Today it is best known for its quarter mile long toboggan run.
Indiana Dunes State Park is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. With its beautiful scenery, it is Indiana's second most popular state park.
Indiana went on a canal building binge in the 1830s. The ensuing financial fiasco prompted a new state constitution in 1851 which forbids borrowing.
Here are reviews of fifteen cat videos out on YouTube. Included are funny, amazing, unique and cute videos.
The city of Pasadena, California was founded by settlers from Indiana tired of cold winters. It was originally called Indiana Colony.
Here are some tips on turning your property into a haven for wildlife.
Here's a simple chili recipe that doesn't have a lot of sodium.
Wide plank flooring is a great to add beauty and character to your home. It is available in fixed width and random width packages from a variety of suppliers.
The Wabash & Erie Canal once ran from Toledo on Lake Erie to Evansville on the Ohio River. A 2.5 mile stretch is preserved in Delphi, Indiana.
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic is a 128 acre property located on the shore Lake Sylvan. The home is known as the Cabin in Wildflower Woods.
Three well-known businesses have called Hagerstown Indiana home. These include Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Guy Wellivers Smorgasbord and Abbott's Candy Shop.
Three different towns have served as the seat of justice in Wayne county. The changes in county seat location haven't always been peaceful.
Originally an 1838 canal town, Metamora is now a popular tourist attraction on a restored section of the Whitewater Canal.
Anderson's Historic West 8th Street features many beautiful old homes, some of which date back to the days of the Indiana Gas Boom.
Each fall thousands of sandhill cranes pass through Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Indiana.
The Shakamak State Park area was once mined for coal. After the mines closed, a lake was created which became the nucleus of the park. Today there are three lakes which are popular with anglers.
Lincoln State Park and Lincoln Boyhood Memorial commemorate President Lincoln's life in Indiana from 1816 to 1830.
This article dicussses a variety of Indiana cities and their histories. Vincennes was captured by George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War. Wabash was the first electrically lighted city.
Here are a few tips for the first time visitor to Las Vegas. This article provides guidance on travel, hotels, food and entertainment.
Here's a few of the lunch deals available in Indianapolis.
Wabash Indiana was the first city in the world to be lighted with electricity.
Kokomo Indiana is known as "The City of Firsts" because of the number of items that were first produced there.
Parke County Indiana has over 30 covered bridges, more than any other county in America.
Ouabache State Park near Blufton Indiana features a 25 acre lake, bison exhibit, hiking trails and a paved bicycle trail
A history of the Indiana state park system, which was initiated in 1916 by Colonel Richard Lieber.
William Wells was a white man who was captured and raised by Indians. He fought with Little Turtle but eventually changed sides and fought with Mad Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Information about present day Muncie Indiana and its history.
Clifty Falls State Park, near Madison Indiana, has four waterfalls sixty feet or higher.
McGregor McDougle was a member of the notorious criminal gang known as the Blacklegs which was based in Noble County Indiana prior to the Civil War.
Kendallville Indiana is the home of the Mid-American Windmill Museum, which has 52 working windmills from a variety of manufacturers.
The small Indiana town of Ligonier once had a thriving Jewish community with its own synagogue.
Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest, offers beautiful views, great mountain biking and wildlife.
Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana features excellent hiking trails and lots of interesting geological features.
The history of Crown Point Indiana includes an early car race, a famous escape by John Dillinger and countless marriages.
McCormick's Creek State Park near Spencer, opened in 1916 as Indiana's first state park.
Lake Manitou, once thought to be the home of a lake monster, is now a popular recreation spot in northern Indiana.
Information about hiking and backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in northern California.
Shades State Park offers excellent hiking trails and a great campground for tent campers. It has terrain similar to Turkey Run State Park but is less crowded.
Mounds State Park located in Anderson, Indiana features ten Indian mounds from the Adena - Hopewell culture.
Describes a six day trip backpacking Grand Canyon National Park
Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana features a restored pioneer village, a memorial to space pioneer Gus Grissom, and 67 acres of virgin timber.
The Fulton County Museum is located just north of Rochester, Indiana. It includes exhibits on round barns and other items related to the county's history.
Brookston Indiana, a town of about 1,500, is home to a company that makes paper by hand.
Despite a population of only 3,000 residents, Fairmount Indiana natives include James Dean, Jim Davis (creator of Garfield), CBS correspondent Phil Jones and Hurricane Center Director Bob Sheets.
The Mansfield Roller Mill in Parke county is a fine example of transitional milling, which uses rollers instead of stones to grind grain.
Ansel Toney, Farmland's best known resident, became famous after Charles Kuralt featured him & his kites on his On the Road series
The Levi Coffin State Historic Site pays homage to the abolitionist Quaker who helped many escaping slaves reach Canada & freedom.
Glass works from Greentown, Indiana are well known to collectors. The Greentown Glass Museum features over 2,000 pieces.
This article provides an explanation of titanium's benefits to the aerospace industry.
An overview of Indiana's history which references some of the historical sites which still exist and can be visited today.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle honors Indiana's greatest high school, college & professional basketball players, including Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird & George McGinnis.
Limberlost State Historic Site in Indiana was the home of Gene Stratton-Porter. She was a popular author & naturalist in the early 1900s. Her best known book is "A Girl of the Limberlost".
The Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum is located a few miles east of New Castle, Indiana. The mueum contains a replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer & other interesting items.
The Elwood Haynes Museum is located in Kokomo, Indiana. Elwood Haynes was a metallurgist and automotive pioneer.
Over one hundred years old, the Cass County Carousel in Logansport, Indiana is a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can take a ride on it for 75 cents.
The Michigan City Lighthouse Museum in Michigan City, Indiana was built in 1858. Miss Harriet Colfax served as lighthouse keeper for 43 years before retiring at the age of 80 in 1904.
The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum is located in Cedar Lake, Indiana. The former Lassen Hotel houses artifacts from the area's resort era.
"Old Stoney," originally built as a high school, now houses the Clinton County Historical Museum in Frankfort, Indiana
The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum is located in Ernie Pyle's birthplace. It is located in Dana, Indiana.
The Tippecanoe Battlefield is the site of the 1811 battle between William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh's Indian confederation. It is located a few miles from Lafayette, Indiana
Greenfield Mills grinds flour and provides electricity to 11 homes in the area. This mill has been run by the same family for over 100 years.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana features some of the most unique and beautiful cars ever made.
Crawfordsville Indiana has a number of unique historical buildings. These include Lane Place, the Ben-Hur Museum and the Rotary Jail Museum.
This article discusses how failure analysis is performed on engineered components. Common failure mechaisms such as fatigue, corrosion, erosion and tensilde overload are covered.
Terre Haute, Indiana has several aerospace companies. These include VEXTEC Laboratory Group, Tri Aerospace and General Electric Aviation.