The Spirit of Monroe County (1997)
DVD; approx. 120 minutes
The distinctive characteristics of Monroe County as a place where people choose to live, to work, and to flourish take root in the people, their individual and shared experiences and accomplishments.
Part 1: Monroe County's natural history and the longtime search for a safe water source. Part 2: Cities and towns, including Stinesville, Ellettsville and the limestone industry's history, Smithville, Harrodsburg; farming; and the Monroe County Fair. Part 3: Education, business, and industry, including Indiana University and the leadership of Herman B Wells, Showers Brothers Company, RCA, downtown Bloomington, and Bill Cook and Cook, Inc. Part 4: Breaking Away and Hoagy Carmichael. Part 5: Athletics and sports figures, including Bob Knight, slow pitch softball, Jerry Yeagley and IU soccer, and Bloomington High School North's 1997 IHSAA championship in boys basketball.