Turkey Run became Indiana's second state park in 1916. Within its boundaries lie some of the more rugged and stunning landscapes to be found in Indiana. Its sandstone bluffs and canyons, created by centuries of melting glaciers and running water, are filled with unique landforms and beautiful landscapes supporting a wide array of plant and animal life. A Place Called Turkey Run captures the majesty and mystique of the park in text and hundreds of full-color images. The work is organized into six distinct photo essays on the park's beauty: sandstone; bluffs and canyons; flowing water; sw and ice; tall trees; and flowers, ferns, and fungi. This book is published to hor the natural heritage of the land it describes, in celebration of Turkey Run's hundredth anniversary as an Indiana State Park.
Daniel P. Shepardson is a professor of geoenvironmental and science education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, USA. He received his degrees from Utah State University (BS, MS) and the University of Iowa (PhD). Shepardson has over 80 journal publications and book chapters as well as one book on science education, Assessment in Science: A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice. His photographic work has appeared in national magazines, local newsletters, regional publications, and is on permanent display at the Lilly Nature Center and area hospitals as part of the Photos for Health series.