Parke County: Indiana's Covered Bridge Capital by Marsha MohrParke County: Indiana's Covered Bridge Capital by Marsha Mohr

Parke County: Indiana's Covered Bridge Capital

byMarsha MohrAfterword byJon KayForeword byMike Lunsford

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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With its beautiful meadows and countless meandering streams, picturesque Parke County, Indiana, is home to 31 historic covered bridges, ranging from 43 to 315 feet long. Every October, the county hosts the Covered Bridge Festival, which draws more than two million people nationwide to the courthouse lawn in Rockville. From there, tourists set off to visit the bridges and to seek out the arts and crafts fairs located in each of the festival's nine communities. Photographer Marsha Williamson Mohr has spent years in the area, capturing spellbinding images of the bridges and nearby farms and the natural beauty of the area, season by season. The warmth and vitality of Parke County brings her back time and time again, and this gorgeous photographic collection will call you back as well.

Marsha Williamson Mohr, a freelance photographer, is author of Indiana Barns (IUP, 2010) and Indiana Covered Bridges (IUP, 2012).
Title:Parke County: Indiana's Covered Bridge CapitalFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 11 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253016150

ISBN - 13:9780253016157


Editorial Reviews

Photographer Marsha Williamson Mohr encourages us to take our foot off the gas pedal through tree-tunneled country lanes and notice rural Indiana's changing seasons. Her arrested waterfalls and wide horizontal shots, like views from a car windshield, fulfill nostalgic longing for a slower, quieter time when rattling cicadas were the dominant sound. Parke County native Mike Lunsford's history of the region and folklorist Jon Kay's descriptions of local artisans bring humanity to Mohr's blissfully un-crowded landscapes.