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Carmel Books

Want to know more about this history of Carmel? You’ve come to the right place! We have books on a variety of topics with lots of interesting pictures!


The Story of Carmel

Carmel, Indiana, is an exceptional city with an exceptional history. This book is the story of the development of Carmel from the first settlement of record established by the Lenape to today.


Greyhound Legends

This is the history of Carmel High School athletics from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1980s. It inncludes profiles on legendary teams, athletes and coaches, including Dick Nyers, Billy and Dave Shepherd, Mark Herrmann, Eric Clark, Dick Dullaghan and Jim Belden.


The Preacher and the Constable

The Preacher and the Constable is the story of the shootout at the livery stable in 1900 that resulted in the deaths of “Cyclone” Johnson and constable Frank Carey.


Carmel's Forgotten Places: 19th Century Schools, Churches, Neighborhoods and Towns

This is the story of Carmel's 19th century neighborhoods and towns and the institutions that structured society and gave these communities a sense of identity.


The Early Black History of Carmel

The early Black history of Carmel is the story of residents who overcame slavery, fought for their country and brought honor to their neighborhoods and school. Their legacy should long be remembered in Carmel.


Curtis Bales and the Carmel Baseball Club

Baseball was all the rage in the early 20th century, and Carmel had one of the best clubs in the state. This is the story of the Carmel Baseball Club and its star pitcher, Curtis Bales.


A Century of the Railroad in Carmel

This is the story of how the Monon Railroad and the Union Traction line transformed Carmel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.