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October 14, 2013

 

old letter with German script

Hoeing A New Row, In The New World

In his letters back home, a German immigrant documented the challenges of farm life in mid-nineteenth-century Indiana.

May 21, 2012

 

One Room Schoolhouse

The Hoosier Boyhood Of A U.S. Senator

During his career in the U.S. Congress, Thomas became known as an advocate for working men and women—his empathy no doubt informed by his own Indiana boyhood.

March 26, 2012

 

Women Members of Congress, 1938

Virginia Jenckes: Populist, Patriot, Iconoclast

Jenckes became politically engaged in the 1920s, when she observed firsthand how the lack of public flood control programs affected farmers’ livelihoods.

March 19, 2012

 

Pioneer Settlement

Remembering A Pioneer Girlhood: Sarah Brown Hawks

In the autumn of 1834, ten-year-old Sarah Hawks and her family left New York's Finger Lakes area bound for northern Indiana. In 1905, she wrote her memoir.

October 25, 2004

 

Early Indiana Agriculture

By the mid 19th century the Industrial Revolution brought the steel plow to Indiana farmers. These developments allowed each farmer to work many more acres than before.

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