Brick by brick and stick by stick, with rock and quarried stone, a town began where a river ran, set apart in time alone.
From the old steamboats on the Ohio River to the regal fountain on Broadway and Main, Jim Grant takes inspiration from his hometown Madison, Indiana, for his poetry. Jim writes of quieter, slower times. A time when neighbors got together for a barn raising and the train was the fastest mode of transportation. This peaceful mindset still exists within the small community of Madison. Madison, Indiana, remains today as Indiana's largest historical district with buildings that are reminiscent of the peaceful history of the town. Madison boasts some of America's finest architectural collections of federal, Italianate, Greek revival, and pre-Civil War buildings. Madison, Indiana, A Peace of History will bring this special town to life and make you long for the old days.