Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Indiana Summer Roads Trips Map available from Ball State University Libraries

Hitting the Crossroads:  Indiana Road Trips Map

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the biggest season for Americans getting behind the wheel.  The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is commemorating the summer travel season with an exhibit featuring a new map, Hit the Crossroads:  Indiana Summer Road Trips (above, click to enlarge).  The map is displayed in the front windows of the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library.

The map describes some of the unique places to visit around the state.  State parks, national landmarks, and historic and memorial sites are detailed on the map.  Roadside attractions like a giant leg sundial, the world’s largest yo-yo, and the world’s largest rocking chair are also identified.  The map also features unique diners and drive-ins.

The map is part of a series of Indiana maps created by the GRMC commemorating the state’s rich history and culture.  Indiana sports history and movies that take place in Indiana are also featured on maps in the series.  The Indiana maps, including the new road trip map, are available for use in the classroom or for printing from the Cardinal Scholar Digital Repository.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097. 

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