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Deep Forest: A Novel of the Indiana Frontier

To honor the bicentennial of Indiana and centennial of The Society of Indiana Pioneers, the Society sponsored the publication of a “lost historical novel” by a former leader of the Society. Attorney and historian Emsley W. Johnson, Sr. was Society president from 1940 to 1946. This intriguing story draws on experiences of his ancestors and relates challenges and triumphs of settlers between 1811 and 1861.

The manuscript was recently found among old family papers, has been edited by historical writer Nancy Niblack Baxter, and is an official Legacy Project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Order your copy now (order form is available here). Proceeds go to The Society of Indiana Pioneers.

"Pioneer Founders of Indiana" centennial book

To honor the centennial of The Society of Indiana Pioneers and the bicentennial of the State of Indiana, the Society created this publication. The Pioneer Founders of Indiana book project is the culmination of five years of soliciting biographical sketches of pioneers from all 92 counties across Indiana. This is a Legacy Project endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Order your copy today (order form is available here). Proceeds go to The Society of Indiana Pioneers.

Certificates, charms, lapel tacks, mugs, yearbooks and other books

Society of Indiana Pioneers Store Order Form

The following items are currently available from the Society's office. To order, download and complete the order form linked above and send it, along with a check or money order payable to "The Society of Indiana Pioneers", to:

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2207

Membership certificate with Ancestor's name
Actual size 8 1/2" x 11", with member's name and ancestor's name imprinted, suitable for framing (specify ancestor's name when ordering)
$15.00
Society logo charm or lapel tack
Approximate size 5/8" high x 1/2" wide, features logo in blue and white enamel on bronze with gold tone finish. Indicate whether charm or lapel tack is desired when ordering.
$30.00
Society logo coffee mug
Approximate size 4" high x 3" diameter, features logo in blue on a white ceramic mug. Both sides of the mug have the same printing.
$15.00

A History of The Society of Indiana Pioneers, 1916-2005, by Murray Holliday, Revised Edition

$7.00 for members
$10.00 for non-members
Yearbook of The Society of Indiana Pioneers, 2015-2016
$5.00
Copies of past Yearbooks (1987 and 2000 are not available)
$5.00

"Pioneer Ancestors" Compilation Volumes

There are two books compiled from the membership information forms of The Society of Indiana Pioneers from 1916 to 1999. The books are available through Amazon.com. The first book is "Pioneer Ancestors of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers" and it has a suppliment, "Pioneer Ancestors of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers, 1983-1999". Both books were compiled by the Society's former genealogist, Ruth Dorrel.

Another interesting book with an index prepared by Ruth Dorrel, is "Centennial Farms of Indiana." It is available from the Indiana Historical Society.

Yearbook Historical Articles Compilation Volumes

Doris Leistner has compiled the historical articles that have appeared in each of the Society's yearbooks over the years. There are two volumes available:

  • "Indiana Pioneer Stories - Volume 1 (1918-1959)"
  • "Indiana Pioneer Stories - Volume 2 (1960-2000)"

Each book costs $30.00, or both volumes may be purchased for $55.00. Indiana residents please add 7% sales tax per book. If mailing is desired, please add an additional $4.00 for postage.

Mail orders for these two books directly to the author:

Doris Leistner
300 Ellen Court
New Albany IN 47150-4643

If you have questions about the "Indiana Pioneer Stories" books before ordering, you may contact Doris at dleistner@aol.com.

 
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