When you think of the early automobile, you likely picture Henry Ford, the Model T, and Detroit, but did you know that Indiana also played a prominent role in the early automobile industry?
in Indy, Gary, Fort Wayne, and Muncie, Black entertainment in Indiana flourished during the period from 1930 through the 1950’s. Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis became a hotspot of Black culture.
Since its earliest days, Indiana has been an agricultural state. And it was a South Bend resident, James Oliver, who was responsible for simplifying farmers’ lives by revolutionizing plow design.
Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley worked as a sign painter, traveling actor, and newspaperman before finally enjoying success. He was initially turned away by many of the larger publishers.