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Turkey Run Indiana State Park

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Jul 29, 2016
ISBN:
9781370458714
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Hikers will love the rugged, magnificent trails at Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, Indiana. Stay at Turkey Run Inn and dine in the restaurant or camp in the beautiful campground. Canoeists can float down Sugar Creek, which traverses two State Parks. Considered the Covered Bridge Capitol of Indiana, Parke County maintains several lovely covered bridge auto tours which allow visitors to drive through the countryside and see the 31 surviving covered bridges in the county.

Pubblicato:
Jul 29, 2016
ISBN:
9781370458714
Formato:
Libro

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Gardening, history and travel seem an odd soup in which to stew one's life, but Paul has done just that. A gardener since 1975, he has spent his spare time reading history and traveling with his wife. He gardens, plans his travels and writes his books out in the sticks near a small town in southeast Indiana. He enjoys sharing the things he has learned about gardening, history and travel with his readers. The many books Paul has written reflect that joy of sharing. He also writes fiction in his spare time. Read and enjoy his books, if you will. Or dare.Now, back to writing, if he can get the cat off the keyboard.Join Paul on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Mossy-Feet-Books-474924602565571/Twitter https://twitter.com/MossyFeetBookspaulwonning@gmail.com

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Turkey Run Indiana State Park - Paul R. Wonning

Turkey Run Indiana State Park

Hiking, Canoeing and Covered Bridges in Parke County

Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series

Paul R. Wonning

Description

Hikers will love the rugged, magnificent trails at Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, Indiana. Stay at Turkey Run Inn and dine in the restaurant or camp in the beautiful campground. Canoeists can float down Sugar Creek, which traverses two State Parks. Considered the Covered Bridge Capitol of Indiana, Parke County maintains several lovely covered bridge auto tours which allow visitors to drive through the countryside and see the 31 surviving covered bridges in the county.

Turkey Run Indiana State Park

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Table of Contents

Turkey Run State Park General Information

Turkey Run State Park History

Turkey Run Inn

Camping

Turkey Run Picnic Shelters

Nature Center

Turkey Run Saddle Barn

Swimming Pool

Fishing

Turkey Run State Park Hiking Trails

Tennis & Other Games

Covered Bridges

Park Features

Canoe Ramps

National Register of Historic Places Document – Turkey Run State Park

Parke County

Historic Markers – Parke County

Rockville

Park County Covered Bridge Auto Tours

Black Driving Route

Crook's Covered Bridge

McAllister Covered Bridge

Neet Covered Bridge

Bridgeton

Bridgeton Grist Mill

Bridgton Covered Bridge

Baldridge House

Mansfield Covered Bridge

Mansfield Village

Rocky Fork Bridge

Cecil M. Hardin Lake

Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

Red Driving Route

Thorpe Ford Covered Bridge

Rosedale, Indiana

Roseville Covered Bridge

Harry Evans Covered Bridge - Optional, not on any route

Mecca, Indiana

Mecca Covered Bridge

Blue Driving Route

Beeson Covered Bridge

Marshall Arch

Marshall, Indiana

Parke County Highways

Major Park County Waterways

Timeline of Indiana State Parks

Indiana County – Back Road Numbering System

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Mossy Feet Books Catalogue

Sample Chapter

Short History of Fire Fighting - Indiana Edition

February 20, 1940 - The Great Circus Fire

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McCormick's Creek State Park

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Clifty Falls State Park

Brown County State Park

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Turkey Run Indiana State Park

Paul R. Wonning

Turkey Run State Park General Information

Turkey Run State Park is the second state park established in Indiana in 1916. Sugar Creek bisects the 2382 acres of rugged woodland terrain, providing some wonderful canoeing opportunities (off site) which span two state parks. A suspension bridge connects the developed south section from the undeveloped north section. Two covered bridges, the Cox and the Narrows Covered Bridge on either end of the park provide a scenic backdrop to many wonderful photo opportunities in the park. Visitors may either stay in the large campground or in Turkey Run Inn with its accompanying restaurant. Park visitors may fish, with an Indiana license, in Sugar Creek and hikers can enjoy the many miles of great hiking.

Turkey Run State Park

8121 E. Park Road

Marshall, IN 47859

(765) 597-2635

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2964.htm

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Turkey Run State Park History

Visitors to Turkey Run State Park will find this historical marker at the entrance to the park.

Marker Title

Turkey Run

Location:

South side of SR 47 at Turkey Run State Park entrance. (Parke County, Indiana)

Installed by:

Parke County Historical Society 1968

Marker ID #:

61.1968.4

Marker Text:

Little Ned Garland, son of the first family to settle in Indiana north of the 10 O'clock Line, is said to have named the stream below the cliff because wild turkeys roosted in trees within the chasm.

Brief History

Turkey Run State Park

Established in 1916 as Indiana's second state park, Turkey Run is on Indiana State Road 47 about two miles east of its intersection with US 47. The state acquired the property from the Hoosier Veneer company for $40,000 after receiving a $20,000 grant from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The wild canyons of the park create challenging hiking and beautiful scenery. Hikers can cross Sugar Creek on the Suspension Bridge while watching canoeists ply the waters on their way downstream. The park contains a number of historic buildings, including the home of John Lusk, a prominent early owner of the property. Overnight visitors may stay at one of the campgrounds in the park or at Turkey Run Inn.

Richard Lieber Memorial

Visitors to Turkey Run will find the Richard Lieber Memorial east of Turkey Run Inn behind the Log Church. The Memorial contains the ashes of the founder of the Indiana State Park system.

Richard Lieber (September 5, 1869 – April 15, 1944)

The son of son of wealthy parents, Otto and Maria Henriette Julie Richter Lieber, Richard was native to St. Johann-Saarbrucken, Germany. As a child he suffered a chest injury, which led to an illness that made it difficult to attend school. Thus, he received much of his education from private tutors.

Immigration to Indiana

To fulfill his parent's desire to learn English, he traveled to London, England after graduating from secondary school. In England he visited various museums and historic sites. In 1891, he came to Indianapolis, Indiana in to join two uncles who had immigrated there. He eventually became an American citizen. He worked as a reporter for the Indiana Tribune and married the owner's daughter, Emma Rappaport. After visiting Yosemite National Park, the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana in 1900, he became an ardent conservationist. President Theodore Roosevelt held Conference of Governors in 1908, which Lieber attended as a delegate. He wrote a series of articles promoting Indianapolis as the site for the Fourth National Conservation Congress in 1912. He succeeded in his effort, and served as the chairman. During World War I, Indiana governor James Goodrich appointed Lieber as his military secretary. He bestowed the rank of Colonel on him, which Lieber used from then on.

Founder of Indiana State Park System

As Indiana's centennial approached, Lieber began advocating for a state park system. Because of his efforts, Turkey Run and McCormick's Creek State Park were established in 1916 without public funds. Lieber believed that the state park system should be self-supporting as much as possible. To help achieve this he advocated that the parks charge visitors a fee to enter. He established the state park inn system to help add to the state park system's cash flow. The admission policy and state park inn system were revolutionary concepts during that time.

Director of Indiana State Department of Conservation

Lieber received the appointment of Director of the Indiana State Department of Conservation at its inception in 1919. He served in that post until 1933. Lieber gained a national reputation as the architect of the Indiana State Park System, which many other states modeled. He acted as a consultant for many of the states that wished to set up a similar system and organized the first gathering of state park personnel on a national level. He hosted the convention at Turkey Run State Park in 1921. During his tenure the state park system grew to ten parks and five state memorials.

Death at McCormick's Creek

Lieber passed away while visiting McCormick's Creek in 1944. Visitors to Turkey Run State Park will find the Richard Lieber Memorial east of Turkey Run Inn behind the Log Church. The Memorial contains the ashes of the founder of the Indiana State Park system.

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Turkey Run Inn

Constructed in 1919, the Turkey Run Inn has seventy-nine rooms, a heated pool, and a large, cozy sitting room with a fireplace. The structure was the first inn constructed by the state park system. State Park founder Richard Lieber moved a log cabin dating from the 1840's to a

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