January 11th is the birth date of Aldo Leopold, American Conservationist - In 1949 Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There was published. The book helped shape the environmental movement. Although it went largely unnoticed for over 20 years, a paperback edition became a best-seller when it was published in the 1970s. It continues to be one of the world's best-selling natural history books. (from Writer's Almanac). Photo courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, http://www.aldoleopold.org/AldoLeopold/leopold_bio.shtml
On January 9, 2016 these walkers enjoy a walk on a sunny morning on the Ghost Town Trail. With temperatures that have been mostly well above average and with no appreciable snowfall yet this winter our trails are being used more than normal for this time of year.
After visiting Indiana, PA for his 75th birthday celebration, James Stewart, film star, sent a contribution to the Indiana Area Jaycees. The funds were used to upgrade and improve the park. This plaque at the park recognizes Mr. Stewart's contribution.
Mr. Stewart's father, Alex Stewart, was instrumental in having the monument at the park erected. Jimmy reportedly left a penny under foundation of the monument.